GEORGI CATOIRE (1861-1926): Violin Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 15, Elégie for Violin and Piano in D Minor, Op. 26 (Boris Tsoukkerman [violin], Ivo Boytchev [piano]), Piano Quintet, Op. 28 (Christiaan Bor, Tsoukkerman [violins], Michele Sidener [viola], Godfried Hoogeveen [cello], Rian de Waal [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 07L060
Reference: ACD HN 033-2
Description: The sonata of 1900 is in a traditional three-movement form and the Romanticism of Rachmaninov is tempered by a Gallic reserve. The brief Elégie has been offered in these pages before as well (04J072), but this is the only available recording (put this way since a 1950s Russian radio recording existed once but is lost and has never been published) of the piano quintet (1916) which, after a Scriabinesque turn in the Violin Sonata No. 2, seems to show Catoire turning back again toward a rich late Romanticism.