This release is a collector’s item for connoisseurs of Romantic-era music seeking to expand their collection, or for anyone seeking to dip into the world of Russian chamber music who is unsure of where to start. The Russian chamber music genre is intimate and detailed, yet the music here packs in the emotional force of a symphony.
This substantial 25CD set offers a fascinating journey through one century of Russian Chamber Music. All Russian composers were active in this genre and often composed their most profound, personal music for it.
The repertoire spans 100 years from roughly 1850 till 1950, starting off with the classicist works by Michael Glinka and ending with the masterworks by Prokofiev andRead more Shostakovich. In between we hear familiar and unfamiliar names: the great trios by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, trios, quartets and quintets by Taneyev, Arensky, Catoire, Rimsky-Korsakov, the complete chamber music by Borodin, violin sonatas by Anton Rubinstein, cello sonatas by Rachmaninoff and Myaskowsky and chamber music by Roslavets.
Ensembles and artists featured include: the Moscow Trio, Endellion Quartet, Trio Carducci, Moscow String Quartet, pianists Eldar Nebolsin, Klára Würtz, Alessandro Deljavan, and many more. Read less
Superb CollectionJuly 1, 2020By Bruce B. (Bradenton , FL)See All My Reviews"This collection includes both familiar pieces of Russian chamber music which one hears in concerts, i.e., Tchaikovsky, Arensky, Rachmaninoff, Borodin, Profoviev, Shostakovich, but also composers whose symphonic works I was aware of but their chamber music I did not know at all. For me it has been a great chance to listen repeatedly to those works."Report Abuse