Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9 (Piano Trio No. 2)

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Rachmaninov: Piano Trios

Rachmaninov: Piano Trios


Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Lise de la Salle (piano), Bartlomiej Niziol (violin), Claudius Herrmann (cello)

It was in devastation at the sudden death of his champion, idol and close friend Tchaikovsky that Sergei Rachmaninov wrote his Trio élégiaque No. 2 (op. 9) for piano, violin and cello in 1893. The work still clearly shows the young composer’s early artistic influences, while also featuring many of the key elements of his later masterly creations.

As artist-in-residence with the Philharmonia Zurich, French pianist Lise de la Salle has already performed and recorded works by Rachmaninov for piano and orchestra, the latter on Philharmonia Records in 2015. She now follows this up with a studio recording of his Trio élégiaque No. 2 together with its smaller brother, Trio élégiaque No. 1. De la Salle interprets these rarely-recorded chamber music pieces together with Bartlomiej Niziol, first concertmaster and Claudius Herrmann, solo cellist of the Philharmonia Zurich.

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Rachmaninov: Elegiac Piano Trios

Rachmaninov: Elegiac Piano Trios


Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1


Trio Portici

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Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques

Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques


Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14


Yuri Didenko (piano), Graf Mourja (violin), Mikhail Utkin (cello)

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Preghiera - Rachmaninov: Piano Trios

Preghiera - Rachmaninov: Piano Trios


Kreisler:

Preghiera (Prayer) on theme from Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto for violin & piano

Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (cello)

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (cello)


Gidon Kremer (violin) & Daniil Trifonov (piano)

“This was a performance of a lifetime” LA Times

A "dream team" trio of interpreters for these deeply emotional masterpieces of Russian Romanticism.

Gidon Kremer is celebrating his 70th birthday on (February 27th, 2017) with a special chamber music program together with outstanding young pianist Daniil Trifonov and renowned cellist Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė, both of whom he personally chose for this recording.

It is an album full of correlations and a clear underlying conception. Neither Gidon Kremer nor his musical confederates care about brilliant effects; their concern is always to unveil the truths and messages hidden in the music. “To me”, Kremer explains, “being an artist has always been a calling”. But, he emphasizes, “I don’t want this by any means to sound emotive, because I don’t consider myself important. The music is a source from which I draw energy. I try to convey this energy – with notes, with my repertoire, with my choice of musicians. I also try to go my own way and to find companions – interlocutors – who can help me, and with whom I can converse in the language of music”

He found such companions in Daniil Trifonov and Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė: All three are connected by deep bonds of friendship and an intensive partnership on the concert stage.

For Daniil Trifonov this is another discographic chapter, which he dedicates to his illustrious pianist-composer idol, Rachmaninov, while honouring his friend and mentor, Gidon Kremer. Dirvanauskaitė is a renowned solo cellist in the field of chamber music and has performed with Kremer numerous times as principal cellist of the Kremerata Baltica.

Rachmaninov's two Piano Trios, both bearing the subtitle "Elegiaque" (elegiac), are dark, passionate works, composed under the influence of Tchaikovsky; the first is a short, one-movement piece rich in typically Slavic sentimentality, the second was written as a personal memorial to Tchaikovsky himself, alternately celebrating the life and grieving the loss of the great Russian composer of whom Rachmaninov said "Of all the people and artists whom I have had occasion to meet, Tchaikovsky was the most enchanting. His delicacy of spirit was unique."

Included as a special bonus: Preghiera (Prayer), Fritz Kreisler's touching transcription for violin and piano of the famous theme from Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto.

“[Trifonov's] multi-perspectival piano playing – flexible, imaginative and visited by a thousand or more different grades of dynamic inflection – provides nourishing food for musical thought. Gidon Kremer and Giedré Dirvanauskaité are of a like mind.” Classical Ear, 10th February 2017

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Trio Solisti plays Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov

Trio Solisti plays Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov


Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 'In Memory of a Great Artist'


Trio Solisti

Trio Solisti was recently called “the most exciting trio in America” by The New Yorker, and on these recordings gives ample evidence for the encomium. Tchaikovsky's only Piano Trio was written in the shadow of Nikolai Rubinstein's death. Rubinstein was the founder of the Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky's close friend. Tchaikovsky composed the formidable piano part as a tribute, and dedicated the score Á la mémoire d'un grand artiste. Following Tchaikovsky's death in 1893, Rachmaninov set out to memorialize the great master through his own Trio élégiaque, eventually published as op.9, and bearing the same dedication as Tchaikovsky's trio. Rachmaninov's single-movement G minor Trio was written two years before his D minor Trio, though it was not published until 1947, a few years after his death. -

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À la mémoire d’un grand artiste

À la mémoire d’un grand artiste


Goldenweiser:

Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 31

À la mémoire de Sergei Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

À la mémoire d’un grand artiste (Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky)

Kang-Un Kim (harmonium)

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 'In Memory of a Great Artist'

À la mémoire d’un grand artiste (Nikolai Rubinstein †1881)


Michael Schäfer (piano), Ilona Then-Bergh (violin) & Wen-Sinn Yang (cello)

In memoriam of a great artist – the three piano trios by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Goldenweiser all share this subtitle. And now three great instrumentalists have joined together, presenting a new GENUIN recording of these landmarks of the repertoire. Michael Schäfer, Ilona Then-Bergh, and Wen-Sinn Yang are no longer unfamiliar names with the Leipzig label, thrilling listeners with new discoveries and rediscoveries that have been broadening the chamber music and solo repertoire and filling in gaps. This time around, it’s a combination of sumptuous Romantic trio literature, played as always with perfect mutual understanding and sensitivity.

“The Tchaikovsky /Rachmaninov coupling alone would make the recording recommendable, and its useful to have the Goldenweiser to complete the chain.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2017

“A very intelligently planned recording.” MusicWeb International, October 2016

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Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Along with the 1st Piano Concerto op. 1 and The Rock (a symphonic poem), the Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor op. 9 is one of the most significant works of Sergei Rachmaninov’s youth: he was twenty years old and had just finished Moscow Conservatory with several diplomas.

Additionally, his alma mater awarded him the rare Great Gold Medal for his Pushkin-based opera Aleko, premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1893. Coming from an impoverished family of the landed gentry, the former introvert had now fledged into a self-assured, successful composer. His role model was Peter Tchaikovsky, who, in turn, followed his younger colleague’s output with keen interest and approval.

Rachmaninov studied composition in Moscow with Sergei Taneyev (a disciple of Tchaikovsky’s) and Anton Arensky. He thus became closely acquainted with his idol’s artistic outlook, along with rigorous piano training in the hands of renowned pedagogue Nikolai Sverev and his own cousin, Liszt-pupil Alexander Siloti. No wonder, therefore, that this phenomenally gifted pianist endowed his 45-minute- trio with a challenging piano part, constantly demanding a full spread of the hand. The work’s sad occasion was Tchaikovsky’s sudden passing on 6 November 1893, an event whose mysterious circumstances are not fully explained to this day. (from the lines Notes).

Performed by the Tetzlaffs. this recording is taken from the Festival Spannungen (12 June 2014).

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Rachmaninov & Shostakovich: Piano Trios

Rachmaninov & Shostakovich: Piano Trios


Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

Shchedrin:

Let's play an opera by Rossini

Shostakovich:

Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: August ('Harvest')


Trio Tchaikovsky

Two chamber music masterpieces for two funeral elegies.

The Trio élégiaque no.2 by Rachmaninov was composed in the wake of the intense emotion he felt at the death of Tchaikovsky, the composer who had effectively supported the musical career of the young Rachmaninov. The dedication of the Trio reads, “to the memory of a great artist”, which is the same dedication that Tchaikovsky had given to his Trio in A minor, op.50 twelve years earlier, in honour of his recently deceased teacher, Nicolai Rubinstein.

Shostakovich wrote the Trio no.2 op.67 in the first half of 1944 and dedicated it to the memory of his dear friend Ivan Sollertinskij, who died suddenly at the age of 41 from a heart attack. For Shostakovich it was a very painful loss, which is reflected in all the drama and restlessness that characterize this elegiac, mournful and grotesque piece.

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Rachmaninov: Piano Trios

Rachmaninov: Piano Trios


Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin) & Mats Lidstrom (cello)

Ashkenazy Completes Lifelong Project To Record Each Of Rachmaninov’s Works With Piano.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, one of the most renowned and revered pianists of our times, crowns his lifelong project to record each of Rachmaninov’s works with piano with the release of Rachmaninov Piano Trios.

He performs the composer’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor and the Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor Op. 9.

Ashkenazy is joined by two outstanding young colleagues: violinist Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, leader of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and cellist Mats Lidstrom.

The Trio élégiaque No.1 was written in just four days in 1892. Rachmaninov then performed the piece at the Conservatory with the eminent cellist Anatoly Brandukov and the violinist David Krein – one of seven musical brothers.

He began composing the Trio élégiaque No. 2 in November 1893, on the day of his mentor Tchaikovsky’s sudden death. The work is clearly inspired by themes from Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor and is a deeply grief-stricken tribute of the young composer to his teacher.

Fifty years ago Ashkenazy’s first recording for Decca was of Rachmaninov: the 3rd Piano Concerto with Fistoulari and the LSO, followed soon after by three of the Etudes-tableaux Op.39. As a pianist, Ashkenazy has been an exclusive Decca artist ever since

Rachmaninov Rarities, released in February, celebrated the notable anniversary with a beguiling selection of overlooked and unpublished works, including several world premiere recordings.

“Even in the sections where the composer unleashes passagework of considerable pianistic virtuosity, Ashkenazy is scrupulously discreet, avoiding any temptation to swamp his excellent string partners with over-heated gestures.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2013 ***

“Neither of them is by any stretch a masterwork but they are both played here responsibly and with Ashkenazy's well-honed instinct.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2013

“the piano writing already has the fluency of Rachmaninov's later music, and it's Vladimir Ashkenazy's treatment of that – wonderfully coloured and full-bodied without ever becoming overbearing – that's the main pleasure of this disc.” The Guardian, 3rd October 2013 ***

“Though the interpretations are a shade muted, Ashkenazy’s team seem attuned to the movements of Rachmaninov’s soul...Here and there details get lost, though not the players’ loving spirit as chords resonate, melodies flow and passion and melancholy walk hand in hand. Have a handkerchief ready.” The Times, 23rd August 2013 ****

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Rachmaninov: Piano Trios

Rachmaninov: Piano Trios


Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Pieces (2) for cello & piano (Prelude & Oriental Dance), Op. 2

Morceaux (2) de Salon, Op. 6

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


With the exception of the Cello Sonata, which was written in 1901 following his Second Suite for two pianos and Second Piano Concerto, all of Rachmaninov’s chamber music comes from the earliest part of his career. This body of work comprises the four compositions on this disc, together with two unfinished string quartets and also two Romances.

The early completed chamber works of Rachmaninov make a fascinating group. They were composed in the two years up to December 1893. All of this music, therefore, was written before the composer was twenty-one, yet it is wholly characteristic and by no means immature.

The Moscow Rachmaninov Trio show great insight into the composer and their performances bring depth to the works.

This recording includes Trio élégiaque No 2 which Rachmaninov started to write on the evening of Tchaikovsky’s death on 25 October 1893 and completed on 15 December. Rachmaninov was deeply shocked and distressed at the news of Tchaikovsky’s death and the piece was written to the memory of him.

“Recommended” BBC Music Magazine

“Uniformly fine, sensitive and idiomatic playing and sound that alternately caresses and thunders as the music requires, this disc is a bargain … of all these fine works it would be impossible to imagine more satisfying performances than these… altogether a feast for the ears” Fanfare

“Strongly recommended” Penguin Guide

“Performances characterised by admirable technical fluency and innate musical quality” The Strad

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