Belyayev Circle, The

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200602164/5.|Belyayev's growing stable of Russian composers looked to Rimsky Korsakov as their mentor and figurehead but, as Donald Macleod reveals, he was often at odds with the group and his musical progress was dogged by uncertainty.|With Gerard Mcburney.|Lyadov: Prelude in Bm, Op 11, No 1|Stephen Coombs (piano)|Rimsky Korsakov: Maid of Pskov - Overture|Moscow Symphony Orchestra|Igor Golovchin (conductor)|Rimsky Korsakov: Sadko (extract from Tableau 1)|Sadko....Vladimir Galusin|First Elder....Evgeni Boitsov|Second Elder....Gannadi Bezzubenkov|Kirov chorus and orchestra|Valery Gergiev (conductor)|Glazunov: Raymonda - Opening of Act 1|Kirov Orchestra|Viktor Fedotov (conductor)|Scryabin: Fantaisie, Op 28|Marc-André Hamelin (piano).
*20060214The Belyayev Circle|2/5.|Donald Macleod and Gerard Mcburney look at how Belyayev's support of the young Aleksandr Glazunov swiftly expanded into a huge empire of patronage that would steer the course of Russian music for generations to come.|Glazunov: Miniature in C|Stephen Coombs (piano)|Rimsky Korsakov: Piano Concerto|Malcolm Binns (piano)|The English Northern Philharmonia|David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)|Mussorgsky (arr Rimsky Korsakov): Night On a Bare Mountain|The Philadelphia Orchestra|Eugene Ormandy (conductor)|Lyadov: Scherzo from Quartet on B-La-F|The Shostakovich Quartet|Glazunov: Mazurka|BBC National Orchestra of Wales|Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).
*20060215The Belyayev Circle|3/5.|At the heart of musical life in St Petersburg were Belyayev's famous Friday-night gatherings, where many of Russia's greatest musicians met to play quartets, wine and dine, and discuss music into the early hours.|Presented by Donald Macleod with Gerard Mcburney.|Sokolov: Mazurka|Dante Quartet|Vitols: Dramatic Overture|Latvian National Symphony Orchestra|Dmitry Yablonsky (conductor)|Lyadov: Kikimora|Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra|Enrique Bátiz (conductor)|Nikolai Artybushev; Scriabin; Glazunov; Rimsky-Korsakov; Lyadov; Vitols; Felix Blumenfeld; Victor Evald; Alexander Winkler; Nikolai Sokolov: Variations on a Russian Theme|The Shostakovich Quartet|Rachmaninov: Suite No 1 for 2 pianos, Op 5, movts.|3 & 4|André Previn (piano)|Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano).
01*20060213Donald Macleod introduces Mitrofan Belyayev, the extremely wealthy timber merchant who became one of the most influential forces in Russian music.|We look at some of the key figures who gathered round him in late 19th-century St Petersburg.|Sokolov/Glazunov/Lyadov: Polka|Dante Quartet|Lyadov: 3 Preludes, Op 36|Stephen Coombs (piano)|Rimsky Korsakov: Sinfonietta in Am (Scherzo - Finale)|St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra|André Anichanov (conductor)|Glazunov: Symphony No 1|BBC National Orchestra of Wales|Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).
0220060214Donald Macleod and Gerard Mcburney look at how Belyayev's support of the young Aleksandr Glazunov swiftly expanded into a huge empire of patronage that would steer the course of Russian music for generations to come.|Glazunov: Miniature in C|Stephen Coombs (piano)|Rimsky Korsakov: Piano Concerto|Malcolm Binns (piano)|The English Northern Philharmonia|David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)|Mussorgsky (arr Rimsky Korsakov): Night On a Bare Mountain|The Philadelphia Orchestra|Eugene Ormandy (conductor)|Lyadov: Scherzo from Quartet on B-La-F|The Shostakovich Quartet|Glazunov: Mazurka|BBC National Orchestra of Wales|Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).
0320060215At the heart of musical life in St Petersburg were Belyayev's famous Friday-night gatherings, where many of Russia's greatest musicians met to play quartets, wine and dine, and discuss music into the early hours.|Presented by Donald Macleod with Gerard Mcburney.|Sokolov: Mazurka|Dante Quartet|Vitols: Dramatic Overture|Latvian National Symphony Orchestra|Dmitry Yablonsky (conductor)|Lyadov: Kikimora|Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra|Enrique Bátiz (conductor)|Nikolai Artybushev; Scriabin; Glazunov; Rimsky-Korsakov; Lyadov; Vitols; Felix Blumenfeld; Victor Evald; Alexander Winkler; Nikolai Sokolov: Variations on a Russian Theme|The Shostakovich Quartet|Rachmaninov: Suite No 1 for 2 pianos, Op 5, movts.|3 & 4|André Previn (piano)|Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano).
04*20060216Belyayev's growing stable of Russian composers looked to Rimsky Korsakov as their mentor and figurehead but, as Donald Macleod reveals, he was often at odds with the group and his musical progress was dogged by uncertainty.|With Gerard Mcburney.|Lyadov: Prelude in Bm Op 11, No 1|Stephen Coombs (piano)|Rimsky Korsakov: Maid of Pskov, Overture|Moscow Symphony Orchestra|Igor Golovchin (conductor)|Rimsky Korsakov: Sadko (extract from Tableau 1)|Sadko....Vladimir Galusin|First Elder....Evgeni Boitsov|Second Elder....Gannadi Bezzubenkov|Kirov chorus and orchestra|Valery Gergiev (conductor)|Glazunov: Raymonda: Opening of Act 1|Kirov Orchestra|Viktor Fedotov (conductor)|Scryabin: Fantaisie Op 28|Marc-André Hamelin (piano).
05 LAST*20060217Belyayev died in 1903, but his circle of composers had become so powerful that their influence continued well into the Soviet era.|Donald Macleod and Gerard Mcburney discuss whether they ultimately did Russian music more harm than good.|Rimsky-Korsakov: At the Tomb|USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra|Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)|Steinberg: Fantasie dramatique, Op 9|Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra|Neeme Järvi (conductor)|Stravinsky: Faun and Shepherdess|Lucy Shelton (soprano)|The Cleveland Orchestra|Oliver Knussen (conductor)|Glazunov: King of the Jews (II.|Song of Jesus' Disciples)|Russian State Symphonic Cappella|Valeri Polyansky (director)|Glazunov: Elegy, Op 105|The Shostakovich Quartet, 7:32|Stravinsky: The Firebird (Final Hymn)|Russian National Orchestra|Mikhail Pletnev (conductor).