Anton Arensky: Chamber Music

Release Date: 10/9/2015
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573317
Composer: Anton Arensky
Conductor: Frank S. Dodge
Orchestra/Ensemble: Spectrum Concerts Berlin
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Anton Arensky belonged to the generation between Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, his early flair leading Tolstoy to state that, “among the new composers he is the best, he is simple and melodious.” Lacking a Russian tradition for the genre, Arensky’s Piano Quintet draws on Brahms and Mendelssohn for its sweeping themes and sparkling wit. The Second String Quartet was written in memory of Tchaikovsky and is a tender, elegiac work unusual in its scoring with two cellos. Dedicated to his cellist friend Karl Davidoff, the First Piano Trio is also a wonderfully heartfelt and virtuosic masterpiece. - Naxos
Works on This Recording
1. Quintet for Piano and Strings in D major, Op. 51 by Anton Arensky
Conductor: Frank S. Dodge
Orchestra/Ensemble: Spectrum Concerts Berlin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Russia
2. Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 35 by Anton Arensky
Performer: Maxim Rysanov (Viola), Boris [Violin] Brovtsyn (Violin), Jens Peter Maintz (Cello), Boris Andrianov (Cello)
Conductor: Frank S. Dodge
Orchestra/Ensemble: Spectrum Concerts Berlin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Russia
3. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 32 by Anton Arensky
Performer: Eldar Nebolsin (Piano), Boris [Violin] Brovtsyn (Violin), Boris Andrianov (Cello)
Conductor: Frank S. Dodge
Orchestra/Ensemble: Spectrum Concerts Berlin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Russia
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