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    Taneyev wrote his 2nd quartet in 1895 and it was published the year later. Like the Piano Quintet the music is symphonic in structure yet has an intimacy that I thoroughly enjoy (Taneyev really understood how to write for string quartet). The 1st movement, allegro, with its spirited initial...
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    A devotee of Tchaikovsky music, Taneyev saw himself as the writer of "pure" music rather than Russian or so-called nationalistic music made up of Russian folk melodies but his first quartet is full of these very Russian themes, especially in the first movement of his 1st string quartet. Taneyev...
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