Trio Solisti

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff

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Format: CD
Label: Bridge
UPC: 0090404946523
Catnr: BRIDG 9465
Release date: 05 May 2017
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BRIDG 9465
Release date
05 May 2017

About the album

Trio Solisti was recently called “the most exciting trio in America” by The New Yorker, and on these recordings gives ample evidence for the encomium. Tchaikovsky's only piano trio was written in the shadow of Nikolai Rubenstein's death. Rubenstein was the founder of the Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky's close friend. Tchaikovsky composed the formidable piano part as a tribute, and dedicated the score Á la mémoire d'un grand artiste. Following Tchaikovsky's death in 1893, Rachmaninoff set out to memorialize the great master through his own Trio élégiaque, eventually published as op. 9, and bearing the same dedication as Tchaikovsky's trio. Rachmaninoff's single-movement G minor trio was written two years before his D minor trio, though it was not published until 1947, a few years after his death.
Trio Solisti wurde kürzlich vom New Yorker als "das aufregendste Trio in Amerika" benannt und auf diesen Aufnahmen gibt es genügend Beweise für diese berechtigte Lobrede. Tschaikowskis einziges Klaviertrio wurde im Schatten des Todes von Nikolai Rubenstein geschrieben. Rubenstein war der Begründer des Moskauer Konservatoriums und Tschaikowskis enger Freund. Tschaikowski komponierte den beeindruckenden Klavierpart als Tribut und widmete die Partitur Á la mémoire d'un grand artiste.


Trio Solisti has forged a reputation as “the most exciting piano trio in America” (The New Yorker), with a passionate performance style that combines exceptional virtuosity and musical insight. Possessing a repertoire that encompasses the standard repertoire and works by contemporary composers, rave reviews follow the trio throughout its concert tours. Noted Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout proclaimed that Trio Solisti is "the group that to my mind has now succeeded the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind.” The New York Times called it “probably the finest American [piano trio] currently on the field,” and the trio was praised by The Washington Post for a “transcendent performance.”

Founded in 2001, Trio Solisti – violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Fabio Bidini – has performed on major concert series such as the Great Performers at Lincoln Center, People’s Symphony Concerts at Town Hall NY, Washington Performing Arts Society at Kennedy Center, Seattle’s Meany Hall and La Jolla’s Revelle Series. In 2015, the ensemble performed a three-concert series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, presenting the complete piano chamber music of Johannes Brahms, with guest artists Anthony McGill (clarinet), Jesse Mills (violin), Richard O'Neill and Hsin-Yun Huang (viola), and Julie Landsman (French horn).

The trio's 2016/17 performance highlights include performances for the Dallas Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Monterrey Bay, Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake, Chamber Music Tulsa, Palm Beach Society of the Four Arts, ChamberMusic@Beall (University of Oregon) and Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music. Also this season, Trio Solisti will perform the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon's Piano Trio No. 2; it is being co-commissioned for the ensemble by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music and the Harvard Musical Association. Among other leading composers with whom the trio has collaborated, are Lowell Lieberman, Philip Glass, Kevin Puts and Paul Moravec, whose "Tempest Fantasy" written for the group won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.

A prolific recording ensemble, Trio Solisti’s two-CD set, "Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff Trios," is to be released on Bridge Records in July 2016. Critical acclaim was accorded the ensemble for its 2014 recording, "Ravel & Chausson Trios." The New York Times raved, "startlingly fresh and fascinating... plenty of fire and excitement in this standout recording." Gramophone magazine described it as "a performance of kaleidoscopic hues, beauty of sound, and bountiful panache. Whether silken or sweeping, the music receives idiomatic and sophisticated treatment as shaped by these keenly perceptive artists." The trio's earlier recordings are "Dvořák Trios," "Café Music," "Brahms Trios," "Tempest Fantasy" and the ensemble's own arrangement of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."

Trio Solisti proudly marks its 12th year as ensemble-in-residence at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and it has presented 13 seasons of Telluride MusicFest, the trio's annual summer chamber music festival in Telluride, Colorado.



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Disc #1
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: I. Pezzo Elegiaco
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: II. Tema con variazioni: Tema (Andante con moto)
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione I
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione II Più mosso
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione III Allegro moderato
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione IV L'istesso tempo
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione V L'istesso tempo
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione VI Tempo di Valse
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione VII Allegro moderato
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione VIII Fuga (Allegro moderato)
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione VIII Fuga (Allegro moderato)
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione X Tempo di Mazurka
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione XI Moderato
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50: Variazione Finale e Coda: Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco Andante con moto

Disc #2
Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9: I. Moderato - Allegro vivace - Meno mosso - Allegro moderato - Piu vivo - Maestoso - Allegro moderato - Presto - Meno mosso - Allegro molto - Andante - Moderato - Piu mosso - Meno mosso - Allegro mode
Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9: II. Quasi Variazione: Andante - Allegro - Lento - Allegro scherzando - Moderato - L'istesso tempo - Allegro vivace - Andante - Moderato
Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9: III. Allegro Risoluto - Allegro molto - Temp rubato - Moderato - Piu vivo - Meno mosso - Moderato
Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor: Lento Lugubre
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