GEORGI CATOIRE (1861-1926): Piano Concerto in A Flat, Op. 21, Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 28, Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 31.
Catalogue Number: 01W005
Description: Catoire’s remarkable concerto (1909) takes Tchaikovsky as its starting point but you'll also find plenty of Rachmaninov and Scriabin in it as well. The 1914 quintet is technically demanding but not flashy, hamonically original and rhythmically inventive but its eruptions of drama always tempered by an atmosphere of contemplation and introspection while the late quartet (1916) exhibits its virtuosity in its remarkable harmonic shifts and rhythmic subtlety while evoking the dream-like languor of mature Scriabin. Second recording of the concerto and the quartet. Oliver Triendl (piano), Vogler Quartet, RSO Berlin; Roland Kluttig.