A Symphonic Saga By Leon Botstein Written for the concert A Symphonic Saga: Glière’s Ilya Muramets, performed on April 16, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In this afternoon’s concert, two recurrent features of the American Symphony Orchestra’s continuing effort to challenge the boundaries of the standard repertory (or the idea of a…

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Gliere’s Ilya Muramets:  a “Wagner Symphony” By Robert McColley, Fanfare Written for the concert A Symphonic Saga: Glière’s Ilya Muramets, performed on April 16, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Reinhold Gliere’s Symphony No. 3 (1911), Ilya Muramets, carried into the twentieth century a host of great legacies of the nineteenth century: one…

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Symphony No. 3, “Ilya Muramets,” Op. 42 (1911) By Anthony Burton Written for the concert A Symphonic Saga: Glière’s Ilya Muramets, performed on April 16, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Reinhold Gliere’s Third–and last–Symphony was composed between 1909 and 1911, and first performed in Moscow in 1912. It thus belongs to the…

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