1.-4. Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) - Piano Trio in C minor (1897) 39:30
5.-8. Anton Arensky (1861-1906) - Piano Trio No.1 in D minor Op.32 (1894) 28:39
KINSKY TRIO PRAGUE:
Lucie Sedlakova Hulova (violin), Martin Sedlak (cello), Jaroslava Pechocova (piano)
An original coupling of quasi-contemporary Russian chamber works, contrasting a master with one of his former students and admirer of Tchaikovsky or, in other words, the nationalists with the cosmopolitan new generation. Both trios, in minor mode, nonetheless lie within the splendour of a waning Romanticism in which the keyboard is king, in the lineage of Brahms for the composer of Scheherazade, Mendelssohn and the Slavic lyric tradition for Arensky.