Boris Berezovsky, piano
Dmitri Makhtin, violin
Alexander Kniazev, cello
TV Director: Andy Sommer
Recorded at La Roque d'Anthéron (France)
© Idéale Audience / Arte France – 2004
This extract from the Trio in A minor (a work composed in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein, a colleague and friend of Tchaikovsky), is performed here by some of the best contemporary Russian artists: Boris Berezovsky on the piano, Alexander Knyazev on cello and Dmitri Makhtin on violin (note that Berezovsky and Kniazev were both winners of the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition).
The Trio in A minor is a sombre piece that was dedicated to Tchaikovsky's long time friend Nikolai Rubinstein, who had died on 23 March 1881. Private performances were given in the early months after its creation in January 1882, although was reconstructed considerably until…