Sergei Taneyev

Sergei Taneyev Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    25th November 1856
  • Died
    19th June 1915

Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev was a Russian composer, pianist, teacher of composition, music theorist and author. Taneyev became the most trusted musician among Tchaikovsky's friends. The two developed a friendship that would last until Tchaikovsky's death. While Taneyev lacked an original creative gift, he was a fastidious and diligent craftsman with an unrivaled technique. Tchaikovsky realized that the opinions of such a man, whose own taste and competence were so high, yet whose self-scrutiny was so exacting, was to be respected. Therefore, Tchaikovsky came to greatly appreciate criticism from Taneyev. In fact, Taneyev became the only one of Tchaikovsky's friends encouraged by the composer to be absolutely frank about his works.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Lullaby Lullaby/Berceuse Piano
March in D minor March Piano
4 Improvisations Piano piece Piano
10 Pieces on Elliss's 'Immortellen', Op.26 Piano piece Piano
Andantino semplice Piano piece Piano
Quadrille in A major Piano piece Piano
Repose Piano piece Piano
Prelude in F major Prelude Piano
Prelude and Fugue, Op.29 Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue Piano
4 Scherzos Scherzo Piano
Scherzo in E-flat minor Scherzo Piano
Theme and Variations Theme and Variations Piano