B. Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio, Cello Sonata & Solo Ce
Kazazyan, Haik; Marwood, Christopher; Solovieva, Olga
Boris Tchaikovsky stands out as one of the most original composers of the post-Shostakovich generation. The three works presented here helped establish his early reputation for expressive lyricism and strong rhythms that embrace the deep-rooted traditions of his teachers Miaskovsky, Shebalin and Shostakovich. The elegant and emotionally searching ‘Piano Trio’ is considered by some to be a kind of self-portrait. The ‘Cello Sonata’ and ‘Solo Cello Suite’ were both written for Mstislav Rostropovich who declared, “I consider him to be a genius, whose contribution to the cello repertoire has yet to be sufficiently appreciated.” The Boris Tchaikovsky Society, a public non-profit organization, was founded in Moscow in 2002. Among the founders and members of the Society are composers, including pupils of Boris Tchaikovsky, musicologists, and music enthusiasts. The composer’s widow, Yanina-Irena Iossifovna Moshinskaya was also a founder of the Society. Among the Society’s goals are the study of Tchaikovsky’s legacy, the dissemination of his music and the support of events connected with his music.