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.
The D minor Piano Trio is one of Arensky's finest works. Enjoy!This Thursday night, a traveling Trio is coming to my university to play his 1st Piano Trio!!! An opportunity of a lifetime to hear a Russian rarity! I have to see it!!!
So? How was it?This Thursday night, a traveling Trio is coming to my university to play his 1st Piano Trio!!! An opportunity of a lifetime to hear a Russian rarity! I have to see it!!!
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?