- Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 32 [34'23]
1 Allegro moderato [14'05]
2 Scherzo: Allegro molto [6'31]
3 Elegia: Adagio [7'00]
4 Finale: Allegro non troppo [6'47]
- Piano Trio No 2 in F minor Op 73 [32'15]
5 Allegro moderato [9'26]
6 Romance: Andante [6'22]
7 Scherzo: Presto [6'24]
8 Tema con variazioni: Allegro non troppo [10'03]
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943), arr Julius Conus (1869–1942)
- 9 Vocalise Op 34/14 [6'23]
Leonore Piano Trio
Tim Horton - piano
Benjamin Nabarro - violin
Gemma Rosefield – cello
Arensky’s Piano Trios represent a fine example of the Russian romantic piano
trio, a form ‘invented’ by Tchaikovsky, Arensky’s close friend and influence.
Piano Trio No 1 is the more popular of the two, dedicated to the cellist Karl Davidoff. Davidoff is regarded as the founder of the Russian school of cello-playing, and Arensky’s dedication accounts for the fact that the cello plays such a prominent role, having most of the principal themes and often seeming to eclipse the violin in importance. Piano Trio No 2 is one composer’s last works, and marks a considerable advance in Arensky’s compositional techniques.
Hyperion is delighted to present the Leonore Piano Trio (Tim Horton, Benjamin Nabarro and Gemma Rosefield, who features as soloist on Hyperion’s Romantic Cello Concerto series Volume 3: Stanford Cello Concertos) in its debut recording.
|Awards||BBC Radio 3 Disc of the Week|
|Release Period||March 2014|