Rachmaninov: Piano Trios Nos 1 & 2, Cello Sonata

Rachmaninov: Piano Trios Nos 1 & 2, Cello Sonata

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Released 23/09/2022

Artist

Composer

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Rachmaninov’s ten chamber works, two left incomplete, all date from his twenties. The most
widely performed and best known is the Cello Sonata. The two trios feature daunting piano parts – the composer was still finding his unique style and the influence of Tchaikovsky can be heard in No.1. The 2nd Trio is a massive work (as is Tchaikovsky’s own Trio), composed just days after Rachmaninov learned of the death of his mentor. It is dedicated ‘To the memory of a great artist’. The Cello Sonata is mature Rachmaninov, with hints of the 2nd Piano Concerto and 2nd Symphony.