Film, Video Tchaikovsky & Taneyev: Mentor and Protégé

Format Film, Video
Contributors Lavine, Kevin
Library of Congress
Dates 2011
Subjects Taneyev, Sergei Ivanovich
Tchaikovsky, Petr Il'Ich
Tchaikovsky & Taneyev: Mentor and Protégé
Contributor Names
LaVine, Kevin (speaker)
Created / Published
Library of Congress, 2011.
Subject Headings
-  Tchaikovsky, Petr Il'ich, 1840-1893
-  Taneyev, Sergei Ivanovich, 1856-1915
-  Set within the artistic milieu of the last decades of Imperial Russia, this presentation traces the lives and careers of two of that country's most influential composers: Petr Il'ich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), and his student Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915) -- the former having enjoyed a worldwide celebrity during his lifetime, and the latter's reputation having been eclipsed to some degree by his more famous mentor, despite his own monumental accomplishments. The two composers eventually became close colleagues, with Taneyev becoming a trusted friend and adviser to Tchaikovsky, and exerting a substantial influence on the elder composer's music and legacy. Taneyev, outliving his mentor by nearly 20 years, went on to contribute substantially to nurturing Russia's musical culture through teaching, performing, composing and writing, and through his immense talents and intellectual gifts, for which he is now recognized as one of the greatest music scholars of 19th century Russia. (Content)
-  Recorded May 13, 2011 (date)
-  Speaker Biography: Kevin LaVine is a senior music specialist and reference librarian in the Library of Congress's Music Division. With an academic background in music and foreign languages, LaVine also holds curatorial responsibilities for the division's archival collections related to Russian and Russian emigré composers, performers and conductors. (biographical)
videorecording ; 45 min
Music Division
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