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Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Trios

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8557423

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 27th November 2006

Contents

Artists

Eduard Wulfson (violin)
Valeri Grohovski (piano)
Dimitry Yablonsky (cello)

Works

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Trio elegiaque no.1 in G minor
Trio elegiaque no.2 in D minor, op.9

Artists

Eduard Wulfson (violin)
Valeri Grohovski (piano)
Dimitry Yablonsky (cello)

About

This disc brings together three superb Russian soloists to play the exquisite Rachmaninov Piano Trios.  The cellist is Dmitry Yablonsky, previously praised as “a high class player” on previous recordings of piano trios by Gramophone.
 
Although written before Rachmaninov reached the age of 21, the two mournfully expressive Piano Trios are wholly characteristic works. With their challenging piano parts and radiant melodies they clearly show the direction Rachmaninov would take as a mature composer.
 
Cast in a single, sonata-form movement, the first Trio élégiaque seems not to have been inspired by any particular melancholy event. Headed ‘A la mémoire d’un grand artiste’ (In Memory of a Great Artist), the second Trio was written in response to news of the death of Tchaikovsky in 1893.

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