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I have not had the "moment" where I felt I really liked a work by Myaskovsky. I have yet to hear a work I truly like.What about Myaskovsky? Alexandre Tcherepnin, NIkolai Tcherepnin.
He is definitely not forgotten. When I was sixteen, I attended a concert at Glassboro, New Jersey, USA and heard his Piano Trio in A Minor which left an everlasting impact on me. I really love that trio after Tchaikovsky's. I then went on to collect his Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto and his two symphonies. All are lovely compositions.Arensky studied with Rimsky Korsakov who said "In his youth Arensky did not escape some influence from me; later the influence came from Tchaikovsky. He will quickly be forgotten." I think history has proven Rimsky's comments to be of poor judgement, as Arensky's compositions are still being played. Arensky also made an impact as a teacher, instructing composers such as Scriabin, Rachmaninov & Gretchaninov. I did hear a similarity between the Arensky piano trio & those of Rachmaninov, so he may have been somewhat of an influence on these younger men. Arensky died only in his 40's, of tubercolosis.
It was awesome! When they started playing the scherzo, I started grinning like a crazy person :lol:. And I don't think I was the only one. When the scherzo ended, almost the whole audience started chuckling, and I was like "Yesssss!" in my head. THAT'S what you call a scherzo! 1 up for Russian composers, and 1 up for Arensky!So? How was it?