Glière

Glière

[glyer]
Glière, Reinhold Moritzovich, 1875-1956, Russian composer. Among his pupils were Prokofiev, Miaskovsky, and Khachaturian. His compositions, generally nationalistic with romantic and impressionistic elements, show the influence of Russian folk melodies that he collected in Europe and Asia. His best-known works are the ballet The Red Poppy (1927) and his Third Symphony (Ilya Mourometz, 1909-11).
Reinhold Glière's Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in B-flat major, Op.91 was composed in 1951 for the Russian hornist Valery Polekh and premiered on May 10, 1951 in Leningrad (renamed St. Petersburg) with the Leningrad Radio Symphony Orchestra by Polekh (who also wrote a cadenza for the concerto). Despite being composed in the 1950s, it is written in a neoclassical style with strong Romantic influences. It is in three movements:

  • I. Allegro
  • II. Andante
  • III. Moderato - Allegro vivace

One of the major works in the horn repertoire, the concerto has been recorded a number of times.

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