14 Tuesday Oct 2014 Posted by P.P.O. Kane in Music review

Moscow Rachmaninov Trio 14 Tuesday Oct 2014 Posted by P.P.O. Kane in Music review ? Leave a comment TagsArensky, Glinka, Moscow Rachmaninov Trio, Rachmaninov, RNCM, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky Moscow Rachmaninov Trio Carole Nash Recital Room, RNCM 12 October 2014

The first of three concerts by this distinguished trio, and it was all subdued brilliance. One of those occasions where you hoped you had earned the right to be there, but weren’t quite so sure. Three works, music by Glinka, Arensky and Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky again, following speedily on the toes of Swan Lake. Of these, Arensky’s Piano Trio No 2 in F minor required most attention, while Glinka’s Trio Path?tique in D minor, the shortest of the three, was easiest to enjoy. As for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, it had everything: energy, passion, melody in abundance. A restless dynamism, endlessly inventive. You hoped – it seemed a fair expectation at the time – the music would never end. The next concert, tonight, features Rachmaninov and on Thursday the trio are joined by Yair Kless for an evening of music by Shostakovich. Further details can be found here and here.