Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm

July, 15, 2022

Carnegie Hall


The ASO presents the U.S. Premiere of Sergei Taneyev’s final work, At the Reading of a Psalm. Conceived as a massive statement of Russian Orthodox faith at the onset of WWI, this large-scale cantata for full orchestra, double chorus, and vocal soloists showcases the dramatic effect of Taneyev’s contrapuntal mastery. This performance is being presented in collaboration with the Bard Music Festival and its 32nd season: Rachmaninoff and His World.

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July, 15, 2022
8 PM
Carnegie Hall


Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
At the Reading of a Psalm (1915)

First Movement
i. Chorus (Allegro tempestoso)
ii. Double Chorus (Andante sostenuto)
iii. Chorus. Triple Fugue (Fuga a tre soggetti, Andante – Allegro molto)

Second Movement
iv. Chorus (Allegro moderato) – Fuga. (Allegro tenebroso)
v. Quartet (Andante)
vi. Quartet and Chorus (Adagio ma non troppo)

Third Movement
vii. Interlude (Allegro appassionato)
viii. Aria (Alto Solo) (Adagio piu tosto largo)
ix. Double Chorus (Finale) (Adagio pietoso e molto cantabile – Allegro moderato – Allegro molto)



Leon Botstein


Mané Galoyan, Soprano

Gigliotti Headshot

Eve Gigliotti, Mezzo-soprano

Terrence Chin-Loy

Terrence Chin-Loy, Tenor

Christian Zaremba

Christian Zaremba, Bass


Bard Festival Chorale


James Bagwell