History of the Russian Piano Trio Vol. 5CONSTANTIN VON STERNBERG (1867-1933): Piano Trio No. 3 in C, Op. 104, SERGEI YOUFEROV (1865-?1927): Piano Trio in Minor, Op. 52, VLADIMIR DYCK (1882-1943): Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 25.
Catalogue Number: 07X003
Description: Remarkable works by composers whose names have all but disappeared from the musical world’s collective memory. Dyck, a student of Widor at the Paris Conservatoire, took French nationality in 1910 but his life came to a tragic end when he and his family were arrested in 1943 and sent to Auschwitz. His 1910 trio contrasts Russian soulfulness with the lightness and deft scoring he brought to his film compositions. Von Sternberg’s genial Op. 104 from 1912 reflects his career as a virtuoso pianist, while Youferov’s expansive and nostalgic Op.52 (1911) is a farewell to the Russian ‘Silver Age’, a world about to be destroyed by revolution. The Brahms Trio.