Personalities | Reinhold Moritsovich Glière | Late Romantic | Classical
(Rin’-hold Mo-ret-zo’-vech Gle-âr) 1875–1956
Glière studied with Taneyev and Arensky at the Moscow Conservatory where he was professor between 1920 and 1941. He was chairman of the Organizing Committee of USSR Composers (1938–48) and received many state awards. His style, in the tradition of Russian Romanticism, features expressive melody, brilliant orchestration and reflects the folk music of the Eastern provinces; for instance, Azerbaijani melodies appear in the opera Shah Senem (1934). Glière was a pioneer of Soviet ballet, and his best-known works in this sphere include The Red Poppy (1926–27) and The Bronze Horseman (1948–49). Soviet themes appear in three symphonies, March of the Red Army (1924) and Victory Overture, as well as many chamber works, songs and piano pieces.
Symphony No. 3, ‘Il’ya Muromets’, op. 42, BBC Philharmonic (cond) Edward Downes (Chandos)
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