Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm

January 28, 2022

Carnegie Hall

Description

The ASO returns to Carnegie Hall for its Vanguard Series with 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.

Tickets will go on sale November 1, 2021 and will be available at carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, or visiting the box office at 57th St & 7th Ave. Ticket holders will need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 using a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to enter the building.

 

 

 

Details

January 28, 2022
8 PM
Carnegie Hall
$25–$65

Program

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

First Movement

“The earth is trembling” (Allegro tempestoso)
“Israel! You build temples for me” (Andante sostenuto)
“But I do not need splendid temple vaults” Triple Fugue (Fuga a tre soggetti, Andante – Allegro molto)

Second Movement
“I do not need gold. Into the earth’s depths” (Allegro moderato) – Fuga (Allegro tenebroso)
“I need no incense” (Andante)
“I do not need fires” (Adagio ma non troppo)

Third Movement
“Your gift is so poor” (Allegro appassionato)
“But there is a priceless gift” (Adagio piu tosto largo)
“I need your heart to be purer than gold” (Finale)