[ Harmonia Mundi / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 3 May 2019
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Rachmaninoff's output of chamber music is small but all the more precious for that. Two absolute gems bear witness to the fact: these 'elegiac trios', which were produced by a young composer still indisputably under the influence of Tchaikovsky. But Rachmaninoff's personality is already fully present, reaching heights of emotion and expressiveness. The pieces by Suk and Grieg add a further touch of character to the picture, which is painted with an exceptionally rich palette: the artistry of the phenomenal Trio Wanderer!
1 Elegiac Trio no. 1
2-4 Elegiac Trio no. 2 op. 9 (1917 version)
5 Andante con moto