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Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A Minor; Arensky - Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor


Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A Minor; Arensky - Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor

Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A Minor; Arensky - Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor
DOR-90146
Artist: Rembrandt Trio, The
Genre: Chamber
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Late nineteenth century Russian music was dominated by the opera and ballet in the "public" realm and by songs, especially the romance, in the "private" musical world of both the salon and the humbler parlor.   The preĆ«minence of lyrical-based forms meant that the more abstract realm of chamber music was there less actively cultivated than in the rest of Europe.   Although Tchaikovsky was not the first Russian composer of chamber music, he made a significant contribution to the genre with his three string quartets and the Souvenir de Florence string sextet.

Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861-1906) has been called the "spiritual son" of Tchaikovsky, although his composition studies were pursued with Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg.   Nonetheless, his association with Tchaikovsky in Moscow (Arensky joined the faculty of the Conservatory there as professor of harmony and counterpoint in 1882 and remained for twelve years) brought him deeply under the influence of the elder composer.   Arensky's own passive nature and dissolute lifestyle (he was apparently both a drinker and a gambler from his early years) diluted his undoubted creative gifts into those of a 'minor' composer.
- Dennis D. Rooney © 1990
Performers:

The Rembrandt Trio

Composers:

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Anton Stepanovich Arnesky

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50

1. Pezzo elegiaco: Moderato assai - Allegro giusto
Tema con Variazioni
2. Tema: Andante con moto
3. Var. I: L'istesso tempo
4. Var. II: PiĆ¹ mosso
5. Var. III: Allegro moderato
6. Var. IV: L'istesso tempo
7. Var. V: L'istesso tempo
8. Var. VI: Tempo di Valse
9. Var. VII: Allegro moderato
10. Var. VIII: Fuga: Allegro moderato
11. Var. IX: Andante flebile, ma non tanto
12. Var. X: Tempo di Mazurka
13. Var. XI: Moderato
Variazione Finale e Coda:
14. Allegro risoluto e con fuoco - Andante con moto - Lugubre

Anton Stepanovich Arnesky (1861-1906)
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32

15. Allegro moderato
16. Scherzo: Allegro molto
17. Elegia: Adagio
18. Finale: Allegro non troppo



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