History of the Russian Piano Trio, Vol. 3 / The Brahms Trio

Release Date: 3/26/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8574114
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 68 Minutes

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Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s influence as composer and teacher was profound in Russia and beyond, yet his chamber music has been overshadowed by his operas and orchestral works. The unfinished Piano Trio in C minor was completed by his son-in-law Maximilian Steinberg to reveal a substantial work of considerable depth. César Cui’s charming and lyrical Farniente is an arrangement from a piano original, while Borodin’s Piano Trio in D major is reminiscent of Mendelssohn in its joyous agility and nostalgic beauty. The Brahms Trio is one of the leading Russian chamber ensembles. Since its foundation in 1990, the trio has regularly appeared at prestigious international concert venues. Legendary musicians such as Tatiana Gaidamovich, Alexander Bonduriansky (Moscow Trio), Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin Quartet) and Rudolf Barshai have had a significant influence on the formation of the performing style and career of the trio. The Brahms Trio has made an invaluable contribution to enlarging the chamber repertoire by rediscovering unknown piano trios of Russian composers of the late 19th and early 20th century.

 

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The latest release in this excellent Naxos series of Russian Piano Trios features Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed Piano Trio in C Minor, César Cui’s À Argenteau No. 2. Farniente (version for piano trio), and Alexander Borodin’s Piano Trio in D Major. Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s chamber music has been overshadowed by his operas and orchestral works. The unfinished Piano Trio in C minor was completed by his son-in-law Maximilian Steinberg to reveal a substantial work of considerable depth. César Cui’s charming and lyrical Farniente is an arrangement from a piano original, while Borodin’s Piano Trio in D major is reminiscent of Mendelssohn in its joyous agility and nostalgic beauty. The outstanding, award-winning Brahms Trio, founded 1988, has performed and recorded much of Russian piano trio repertoire and has made a significant contribution to enlarging the chamber repertoire by rediscovering unknown music by Russian composers of the late-19th and early-20th century.

 

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Works on This Recording
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Written: 1897 ;
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Written: 1897 ;
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Written: 1897 ;
4. IV. Finale: Adagio - Allegro assai - Presto by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Written: 1897 ;
5. À Argenteau, Op. 40: No. 2. Farniente (version for piano trio) by César Cui
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Written: 1887 ;
6. I. Allegro con brio by Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Written: 1950 ;
7. II. Romance: Andante by Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Written: 1950 ;
8. III. Intermezzo: Tempo di minuetto by Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brahms Trio
Written: 1950 ;
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