Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post. (Piano Trio No. 1 (1892))

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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

“This being Rachmaninov, the main burden in both trios falls to the pianist; such is Trifonov's artistry that even with his dazzling technique, and without ever selling the emotional intensity of the music short, he never overshadows his colleagues, who in turn realise every colour and expressive import of their parts.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2017 *****

“This is a fascinating disc” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

BBC Music Magazine

Chamber Choice - June 2017

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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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Rachmaninoff, Arensky, Shostakovich & Mussorgsky: Piano Trios

Rachmaninoff, Arensky, Shostakovich & Mussorgsky: Piano Trios


Arensky:

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32

Mussorgsky:

Une Larme (A Tear)

arr. A. K. Krein

Rachmaninov:

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

Shostakovich:

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


Hagai Shaham (violin), Arnon Erez (piano) & Raphael Wallfisch (cello)

When the press has them down as “Shaham and Erez… probably the most dazzling I have heard…” (American Record Guide) and “Wallfisch… one of the most outstanding international cellists” (Leipziger Volkszeitung) and these three giants decide it’s time to join forces, one had better sit up and take notice for something quite incredible is bound to become of it! In fact, that is exactly what happened when their piano trio came to life at the beginning of 2009 and was greeted with great enthusiasm from audiences that found themselves bowled over by the intense togetherness and extreme musicality of this exciting new ensemble!

The trio’s first CD (Nimbus), of both Mendelssohn piano trios, was launched in February 2012 to the highest critical acclaim. Their second recording, of French repertoire, was release d in June 2013 and, like its successful predecessor, has been receiving rave reviews internationally.

“The deeper the music, the finer the vividly-recorded performance from these distinguished players...[they have a firm but never under-emotional grip oon Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio. The uninhibitedly brilliant approach to the Allegro con brio reminds us that Shostakovich can have fun and indulge his players even when there's an edge to the entertainment.” BBC Music Magazine, Awards Issue 2015 ****

“The masterpiece is Shostakovich's remarkable work of 1944…the difficult opening, with eerie high notes on the cello, is beautifully managed, with the ambiguous Scherzo brilliant but sinister. The pace is properly steady to allow the chaconne full expression; and with the finale, the ostensibly happy strumming of a Jewish klezmer band is made to sound dark and maimed. The dignified close, in this impassioned, thoughtful performance, is controlled and expressive.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2015

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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

Pavane - ADW7561

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Lang Lang: The Romance of Rachmaninov

Lang Lang: The Romance of Rachmaninov


Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

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

with Vadim Repin (violin) & Mischa Maisky (cello)

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

from “Lang Lang Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

from “Lang Lang Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood"


Lang Lang (piano)

This is Lang Lang’s complete Rachmaninov recordings, bringing together the DG and the early Telarc recordings, which capture the heart of Russian Romantic music. Described by The Times as “a marvel, his ease of virtuosity astonishing, his stage presence magnetic”, Lang Lang presents two of Rachmaninov’s favourite concertos (nos. 2 and 3), the dazzlingly virtuosic Paganini Rhapsody and the deeply felt Trio élégiaque, in which he is partnered by Repin and Maisky – plus a spirited performance of the great G minor Prelude. “Rachmaninov playing of real personality” – International Record Review (Second Concerto, Rhapsody).

The recording of Rachmaninov No.3 is from the BBC Proms in London from 2002- a breakthrough performance for the pianist, coupled with a live performance of Sonata No.2 in B flat minor at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood.

DG - 4792236

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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)

DDD

Classical Records - CR112

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Youthful Passion

Youthful Passion


Debussy:

Piano Trio in G major

Giger:

Caprice

Henze, H:

Kammersonate

Rachmaninov:

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

Shostakovich:

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8


Trio Rafale

On this Covello release, the up-and-coming Swiss piano Trio Rafale have followed their interest in youthful compositions. In doing so, the young musicians have selected several pieces for their line-up which are characterized by an astonishing mastery. With lots of musical detail and playfulness, the early works of Shostakovich, Henze, Giger, Rachmaninoff and Debussy become a real listening experience. It‘s hard to believe that these pieces were composed by teenagers.

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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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From a Tender Age

From a Tender Age


Boulanger, L:

Pieces (2) for piano trio

Ireland:

Phantasie Trio in A minor

Mahler:

Piano Quartet (in one movement) in A minor

Daniel Rowland (viola)

Rachmaninov:

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

Shostakovich:

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8


Monte Piano Trio

Who is better suited to perform piano trios by an entire handful of great, young composers than a young ensemble? It is an added bonus that the Monte Piano Trio, although its members are barely older than students, have ranked among the best in the world for the past decade. The debut CD by Francesco Sica, Claude Frochaux and Irina Botan is almost a small revelation: who already knows the trios of Lili Boulanger or John Ireland, which are placed next to works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Mahler. For chamber music fans: young music and great maturity!

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Trio Cremeloque

Trio Cremeloque


Lalliet:

Terzetto, Op. 22

Poulenc:

Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon

Rachmaninov:

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

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte


Trio Cremeloque

Casimir-Théophile Théodore Lalliet (1837-92) was a French composer, conductor and solo oboist at Paris Opera Orchestra. His music is not so largely known. It gets the opportunity to be launched on the map of 'classical music that still matters' (L Kramer) on this CD.

Unlike Terzetto by Lalliet, Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899) by Maurice Ravel is a well known and much performed piece originally written for piano, and arranged by the composer for orchestra in 1910. It gets a new timbre performed by Cremeloque Trio. In this version, the melody played by oboe and bassoon takes on a meditative profoundness, making it easy for the listener to evoke the atmosphere of the slow processional court dance of 16th and 17th centuries.

The Trio (1926) by Francis Poulenc was composed in Cannes and dedicated to Manuel de Falla. It is written in best French neoclassical tradition and probably is one of the most performed pieces within the repertory for this ensemble. Allusions to 18th century classicism is dense, the proliferation of classical themes is extended to the point when this Trio could be called not even neo-classical but hyper-classical music. What makes Cremeloque’s interpretation of Poulenc’s Trio different from the interpretation of other ensembles is – again - almost palpable corporeality of playing music to the point where enjoyment of the performers can be heard through every note.

Rachmaninov‘s early Elegiac Trio in G minor (1892) comes as a kind of romantic and melancholic closure of this CD. This one-movement piece was originally written for piano, violin and cello. Cremeloque Trio opens the discussion about possibilities of re-arranging existing music for oboe-bassoon-piano formation with this piece in particular, and makes the repertory for this not so common ensemble an open field of investigation. Looking forward to further results!

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