Taneev (1856 - 1915) was Tchaikovsky's favourite pupil and in his turn a teacher
of Rachmaninov and Scryabin among many others.
Fundamental for his style of
music were chamber genres.
As a tribute to the memory of Sergei Taneev the
First All-Russian chamber music competition was organized in the ancient Russian
city of Kaluga. The winners of the competition Taneev-trio, Anima-quartet, Roslavets-trio,
Art-trio - are all represented on this disc playing Taneev's Trio for piano, violin
and cello and Quartet for piano, violin, viola and cello..
made by Vista Vera at the Maly Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire in 1996.