Piano Trios of Tchaikovsky and Arensky

Piano Trios of Tchaikovsky and Arensky


Artist: The Rembrandt Trio

Composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Anton Arnesky

Format: 1 CD


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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 preëminence 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.

Track List

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: Più 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

Total time: 74:21
Release date: August 31, 1993
UPC: 053479014627