Rachmaninov: The "Elegiac" Trios

Posted by i kadek Mardika on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The famous Borodin Trio made many superb recordings for Chandos over the years, and is especially famous for its interpretation of Russian music. This disc of Rachmaninov's piano trios is a particularly fine example of the Trio's unique performance skills.

Rachmaninoff wrote this Trio in 1893, when he was only 20, in a paroxysm of grief over the sudden death of Tchaikovsky, who had been one of his greatest supporters; not surprisingly, the work is patterned after Tchaikovsky’s own Trio, op. 50, “In Memory of a Great Artist” (Nicolai Rubinstein), even borrowing its subtitle as well as the theme of its theme-and-variations second movement.

Rachmaninoff revised the work in 1907 and again in 1917. This recording offers the complete 1907 score, edited by Alexander Goldenveyzer and published by the Soviet State Publishing House in 1950.

MP3 320 · 125 MB

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