Moscow Rachmaninov Trio
Carole Nash Recital Room, RNCM
12 October 2014
The first of three concerts by this distinguished trio, and it was all subdued brilliance.
One of those occasions where you hoped you had earned the right to be there, but weren’t quite so sure.
Three works, music by Glinka, Arensky and Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky again, following speedily on the toes of Swan Lake. Of these, Arensky’s Piano Trio No 2 in F minor required most attention, while Glinka’s Trio Pathétique in D minor, the shortest of the three, was easiest to enjoy. As for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, it had everything: energy, passion, melody in abundance. A restless dynamism, endlessly inventive. You hoped – it seemed a fair expectation at the time – the music would never end.