SERGEI TANEYEV (1856-1915): String Trios in E Flat, Op. 31, in D Minor and in D.
Catalogue Number: 10K050
Reference: CDA 67573
Description: No, the B Minor trio here was not on the two-disc set we offered last month on the Northern Flowers label of archival Taneyev Quartet recordings. Practically Taneyev's last composition, this trio was begun in December of 1913 and left unfinished and finished in the 1940s by Soviet editors. Somber, troubled, sometimes intensely chromatic, this piece has an impact belied by its relatively short 17-minute length. Leopold String Trio.