The Music of Sergei Taneyev, 1/31

Forum on International Issues
Sponsored by the Global Education Center

Wednesday January 31 at 2 p.m.
McEachern Recital Hall
The Music of Sergei Taneyev

Svetlana Sigida

Taneyev, (1856- 1915) a Russian composer, pianist, composition teacher, music theorist and author, studied composition with Tchaikovsky  and piano with Nikolai Rubinstein. Taneyev taught at the Moscow Conservatory until 1905, serving as Director from 1885-1889. His works include the opera Oresteia (1895), symphonies, string quartets and other chamber works, and a setting for chorus and orchestra (1915). Taneyev was a great teacher, a popular eccentric and an intimate of the Tolstoy family. Sofia Tolstoy's infatuation with Taneyev and his music echoes the story of Tolstoy's penetrating dissection of marital relations in The Kreutzer Sonata.

Svetlana Sigida is a faculty member in Music History at Moscow State Conservatory, where she teaches musicology. Her research focuses on 20th C. American and Russian composers, and she has published numerous articles on the music of Harry Partch, Leo Ornstein, Meredith Monk, and Charles Ives, among others. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Michigan and received a Rockefeller Fellowship for research at the American Center in Bellagio, Italy. She has been a visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de San Juan in Argentina, and has lectured at Boston Conservatory, the University of Maryland, Indiana University and Rutgers University.

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