Tchaikovsky Piano Trio
Saturday 22 Feb 2020 7:30pm
Part of BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend
Aleksey Semenenko violin
Eivind Ringstad viola
Anastasia Kobekina cello
Elisabeth Brauss piano
Mozart Duo K423 16’
Debussy Cello Sonata 12’
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio Op.50 48’
The theme of friendship links Mozart’s elegant duo for violin and viola, composed to help out a friend in need, and Tchaikovsky’s epic Piano Trio written in memory of the great pianist Nikolai Rubinstein.
Debussy’s Cello Sonata was written in the final years of his life, and is infused with the spirits of the commedia dell’arte and the French music of the past.