The Soul Of Russia
Catalog: GEN 21727
Format: COMPACT DISC
Then-Bergh, Ilona; Yang, Wen-Sinn; Schäfer, Michael
The Trio Then-Bergh (violin), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), and Michael Schäfer (piano) provide a cross-section of the golden age of Russian music in their new GENUIN album. These three exceptional musicians play masterpieces compiled and arranged by the composer Alexander Krein in the first half of the 20th century. Krein is a masterful arranger who makes the soul of each piece shine in the trio version. Works by Tchaikovsky (for example, from his "String Serenade" and "The Seasons") and Rimsky-Korsakov (from "The Golden Cockerel") are presented here, as well as wonderfully sentimental salon music from Gliere to Tcherepnin.