Taneyev: Piano Trio In D Major, Op. 22 - Borodin:
Delta Piano Trio
Sergey Taneyev was a distinguished pianist and influential educator, succeeding Tchaikovsky as professor at the Moscow Conservatory and counting Scriabin and Rachmaninov among his students. The Piano Trio, Op. 22 is a demonstration of Taneyev's technical skill, filled with subtle use of counterpoint, lyrical expressiveness and virtuoso fireworks. Alexander Borodin was a leading member of the "Mighty Handful", and his incomplete but brilliant Piano Trio was seen by Glinka as setting a precedent in teh genre for its deeply Russian character.