Gretchaninov - Piano Trios Cello Sonata
Aleksandr Grechaninov is more widely known for his liturgical music and songs, and his works in other genres were rarely performed until recently. His chamber music in particular is wholly undeserving of the neglect which has befallen it. There are ten major pieces of chamber music by Grechaninov: four string quartets, two clarinet sonatas, a violin sonata and the three works presented here. These lesser-known works reveal that his wide-ranging and creative artistry rival that of his better-known compatriot composers more commonly represented on disc and in the concert hall. These intoxicating discoveries should increase both Grechaninov's and The Moscow Rachmaninov Trio's deserved prominence.