SERGEI TANEYEV (1856-1915): Piano Trio in D, Op. 22, ANTON ARENSKY (1861-1906): Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32.
Catalogue Number: 05W049
Description: With its expansive themes and wonderfully elegiac mood, Arensky’s trio is dedicated to the memory of cellist Karl Davidov. The subtle use of counterpoint in Taneyev’s trio reveals his expertise in combining earlier techniques with the emphatically Romantic style that both composers inherited from Tchaikovsky. These two masterpieces summarize the development of the piano trio genre in Russian music of the 19th century, and subsequently laid the foundations for its further evolution. The Brahms Trio.