Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Reinhold Gliere - Symphony 3 "Ilya Muromets"

Gliere (1875-1956) was a late romantic Russian composer of German-Polish ancestry. His rather conventional style made life easy for him in Stalin's Russia, yet his compositions are well worth exploring. His best work is the monumental programmatic Symphony No. 3 in B minor ("Il'ya Muromets"), Op. 42, from 1911. Relevant links below.