The Belyayev Circle

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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).

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-Andr退 Hamelin (piano).

0120060213Donald 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

Andr退 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

Andr退 Previn (piano)

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano).

The Belyayev Circle

3/5.

3 and 4

0420060216Belyayev'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-Andr退 Hamelin (piano).

05 LAST20060217Belyayev 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).