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Shostakovich/Tchaikovsky: Piano Trios (CD)

By: Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky


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1   Applause Buy Buy  
2   Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 - 1. Andante - Moderato - Poco più mosso Buy Buy  
3   Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 - 2. Allegro con brio Buy Buy  
4   Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 - 3. Largo Buy Buy  
5   Piano Trio No.2, Op.67 - 4. Allegretto - Adagio Buy Buy  
6   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 1. Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai - Allegro giusto) Buy Buy  
7   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 2. (A) Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto Buy Buy  
8   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. I: L'istesso tempo Buy Buy  
9   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. II: Più mosso Buy Buy  
10   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. III: Allegro moderato Buy Buy  
11   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. IV: L'istesso tempo Buy Buy  
12   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. V: L'istesso tempo Buy Buy  
13   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. VI: Tempo di valse Buy Buy  
14   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. VII: Allegro moderato Buy Buy  
15   Piano Trio In A Minor, Op.50 - Var. VIII: Fuga (Allegro Moderato) Buy Buy  
16   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. IX: Andante flebile, ma non tanto Buy Buy  
17   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. X: Tempo di mazurka Buy Buy  
18   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. XI: Moderato Buy Buy  
19   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 2. (B) Variazione finale e Coda (Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco - Buy Buy  
20   Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 2. - [Coda] Lugubre Buy Buy  

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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 10-AUG-1999

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Although these musicians have previously played together in duos, you aren't likely to hear the trio of Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, and Mischa Maisky every day. The friends have attempted to perform as a threesome for decades, but it took sheer luck, and a few 1998 dates in Japan, to find the acclaimed pianist, violinist, and cellist onstage together. Recorded as a tribute to Reinhard Paulsen, the late manager of Argerich and Kremer, this disc features two of chamber music's darkest pieces: Shostakovich's op. 67 and Tchaikovsky's op. 50 for piano and strings. Both composers wrote these works as elegies, and the effect of the pairing is riveting; the Shostakovich is bleak and occasionally violent (the use of Jewish melodies makes this as much a remembrance of the Holocaust as of any individual), while Tchaikovsky's epic, nearly 50-minute piece requires more patience but is even more expansive. Though the musicians haven't performed these pieces before, they have an intuitive grasp of the music--Kremer seems meant for these lyrical, personal violin passages, and Argerich is ready to unleash her fury at a moment's notice. Sonically, Maisky's cello is slightly obscured by his powerhouse peers, but he serves as a sobering backbone to these compositions. The very short tango by contemporary Peter Kiesewetter acts as an encore, a two-minute reminder that these friends know how to have fun too. --Jason Verlinde



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