The History of the Russian Piano Trio

Part 1. The Empire Era.

Recorded for NAXOS at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 2017-2018
Sound Engineer & Editor: Mikhail Spassky


CD 1 ‘A BEGINNING’

Cat. No.: 8.574112
Upcoming release – November 2020

Alexander Alyabiev (1787–1851)
Piano Trio in E-flat major (1815)
1. Allegro moderato

Piano Trio in A minor (1834)
2. Allegro ma non troppo
3. Adagio
4. Rondo. Allegretto

Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857)
Piano Trio in D minor “Pathétique” (1832)
5. Allegro moderato
6. Scherzo. Vivacissimo
7. Largo
8. Allegro con spirito

Anton Rubinstein (1829–1894)
Piano Trio Op. 15 #2 in G minor (1851), Second Edition
9. Moderato
10. Adagio
11. Allegro assai
12. Moderato

Total time: 01:16:01


CD 2 ‘THE RUBINSTEIN EPOCH. CONSERVATORY’

Cat. No.: 8.574113
Upcoming release – January 2021

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Piano Trio Op. 50 in A minor,
‘To the Memory of a Great Artist’ (1881)
1. I. Pezzo elegiaco
2. II. A)Tema con variazioni B) Variazione finale e Coda.

Paul Pabst (1854–1897)
Piano Trio in A major, ‘To the Memory of Anton Rubinstein’ (1895)
3. Allegro con brio
4. "Intermezzo". Tempo di Menuetto
5. "Reverie elegiaque". Andante molto cantabile
6. Finale. Allegro moderato – Quasi marcia funebra

Total time: 01:13:35


CD 3 ‘THE BALAKIREV CIRCLE’

Cat. No.: 8.574114
Upcoming release – March 2021

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Piano Trio in C minor (1897)
1. Allegro
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Finale. Adagio–Allegro assai–Presto

Cesar Cui (1835–1918)
‘À Argenteau. Farniente’ Op. 40 #2 in D major (1895)
5. Allegretto

Alexander Borodin (1833–1887)
Piano Trio in D major (1860)
6. Allegro con brio
7. Romance. Andante
8. Intermezzo. Tempo di minuetto

Total time: 01:08:59


CD 4 ‘AT THE TURN OF EPOCH’

Cat. No.: 8.574115
Upcoming release – May 2021

Anton Arensky (1861–1906)
Piano Trio Op. 32 in D minor.
‘To the Memory of Karl Davydov’ (1894)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Scherzo. Allegro molto
3. Elegia. Adagio
4. Finale. Allegro non troppo


Sergei Taneyev (1856–1915)
Piano Trio Op. 22 in D major.
‘Dedicated to Alexander Gretchaninov’ (1906)
5. Allegro
6. Allegro molto – Tema con variazioni – Tempo del commincio
7. Andante espressivo
8. Finale. Allegro con brio

Total time: 01:08:59


CD 5 ‘RUSSIA ABROAD. LATE PREMIÈRES’

Cat. No.: 8.574116
Upcoming release – July 2021

Vladimir Dyck (1882–1943)
Piano Trio Op. 25 in C minor.
‘Dedicated to Maître Antoine Taudou’ (1910)
1. Largo molto sostenuto – Allegro ma non troppo
2. Scherzo. Allegretto grazioso
3. Andante sostenuto
4. Allegro con brio

Konstantin von Sternberg (1852–1924)
Piano Trio Op. 104 in C major (1912)
5. Allegro con spirito
6. Tema con variazioni. Andante
7. Rondo. Allegro con umore

Sergei Youferov (1865–1927)
Piano Trio Op. 52 in C minor.
‘Dedicated to Joseph Kratina’ (1911)
(1911)
8. Moderato – Allegro
9. Adagio
10. Allegro

Total time: 01:17:53

Music streaming with kind permission from Naxos.