The ASO presents Sergei Taneyev’s final work, At the Reading of a Psalm in a live concert film experience. Conceived as a massive statement of Russian Orthodox faith at the onset of WWI, this large-scale cantata for full orchestra, double chorus, and powerhouse vocal soloists showcases the dramatic effect of Taneyev’s contrapuntal mastery. The ASO performed the U.S. Premiere of At the Reading of a Psalm on July 15, 2022 in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
Captured in high definition with expert sound engineering, this offering will premiere on October 27, 2023 and will be available to watch on-demand through January 26, 2024 at 11:59PM EST. Free registration will will begin upon the film’s premiere.
Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
At the Reading of a Psalm (1915)
i. Chorus (Allegro tempestoso)
ii. Double Chorus (Andante sostenuto)
iii. Chorus. Triple Fugue (Fuga a tre soggetti, Andante – Allegro molto)
iv. Chorus (Allegro moderato) – Fuga. (Allegro tenebroso)
v. Quartet (Andante)
vi. Quartet and Chorus (Adagio ma non troppo)
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)