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Rachmaninoff: Elegiac Trio; Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2

Arensky / Mussorgsky / Shaham / Wallfisch
Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5917   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton ArenskyDmitri ShostakovichModest MussorgskySergey Rachmaninov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch (Piano Trio)
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"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
Read more 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) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 32 by Anton Arensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch (Piano Trio)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Length: 30 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch (Piano Trio)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
Length: 25 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Une larme by Modest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch (Piano Trio)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Trio élégiaque, for piano & strings in D minor, Op. 9 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch (Piano Trio)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1893 
Length: 13 Minutes 48 Secs. 

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