ALEXANDER ALYABIEV (1787-1851): Piano Trios in E Flat and in A Minor, MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804-1857): Trio pathétique in D Minor (arr. piano trio Jan Hřímalý [1844-1915]), ANTON RUBINSTEIN (1829-1894): Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15/2.
Catalogue Number: 11W031
Description: The Russian piano trio’s beginnings can be found with Alyabiev, a student of John Field, whose unfinished but elegant and vivacious trio in E flat (1815) is paired with the yearning Romanticism of the 1834 trio in A minor. Rubinstein’s elaborately acrobatic piano writing in his 1851 work reminds us of his own virtuosity, and reveals his magnificent skills as a melodist. The Brahms Trio.