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Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich: Piano Trios / Cho Piano Trio

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  1. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66, MWV Q33: I. Allegro energico e fuoco
  2. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66, MWV Q33: II. Andante espressivo $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66, MWV Q33: III. Scherzo. Molto allegro quasi presto $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66, MWV Q33: IV. Finale. Allegro appassionato $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32: I. Allegro moderato
  6. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32: II. Scherzo. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32: III. Elegia. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32: IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: I. Pezzo elegiaco
  10. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: IIa. Theme and Variations $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 6 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 7 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 8 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 9 $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 10 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: II. Variation 11 $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: IIb. Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: I. Andante moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: II. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: III. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich — Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66
>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 32
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Trio for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 50
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The CHO PIANO TRIO is one of the few ensembles whose members are very familiar with each other since they originate as sibling of a family. All three were studying in Korea, the U.S. and Germany. In 1978 they started to perform together. Shortly thereafter, the CHO PIANO TRIO received awards at major international competitions in Geneva and Munich. Since then, the trio has performed concerts all over the world ranking among the leading ensembles. In addition to their engagement in the trio, the three siblings are also active as well-known soloist. These partly re-released recordings from the 80s document a delight of making music together with such a precision and show the still relatively young ensemble at the highest level.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio was dedicated to the pianist and composer Nikolai Rubinstein. Tchaikovsky had long intended to write something to show Rubinstein's gift for playing with other musicians. Like their Tchaikovsky, the Cho's Arensky surpasses the Moscow Trio's (included on that 2013 release). I was delighted by the humor and inventiveness of the work, especially the quirkiness of II. Cho's delivery is stunning! The passagework in the piano is brilliant. I even enjoyed their reading of Shostakovich's Trio 2, a work I don't care for, simply for their variety of color. If you like Shostakovich, you'll like this performance.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Telos Studios (04/1993); Whitehouse Studios, Cologne, Germany (04/1993); Telos Studios (08/1996); Whitehouse Studios, Cologne, Germany (08/1996).



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66
  • Ensemble: Cho Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 28 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 04/30/1845

>Arensky, Anton [Composer] : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 32
  • Ensemble: Cho Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 31 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1894

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Trio for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 50
  • Ensemble: Cho Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 40 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1882

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
  • Ensemble: Cho Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 25 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1944