Taneyev & Borodin

Taneyev & Borodin - Piano Trios

Naxos Records, one of the world’s leading classical music labels, released a cd with pianotrios of Russian composers Taneyev and Borodin, performed by the Dutch Delta Piano Trio. The relatively unknown trios of these great composers haven’t previously been released by the label and for the Delta Piano Trio this marks their debut on CD. The highly romantical Piano Trio Op. 22 by Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915), student and close friend of Tchaikovsky and teacher of both Scriabin and Rachmaninov, is characterized by a subtle use of counterpoint, lyrical expressivity and virtuosic fireworks. Alexander Borodin (1833-1887), a composer, doctor and chemist, was a member of the ‘Mighty Handful’, a group of Russian prominent composers who aimed to incorporate more Russian musical influences in their music and were less influenced by the Western European composing tradition. Glinka saw Borodin’s unfinished, but brilliant pianotrio as a model of a new style of typically Russian music. 

Taneyev - Borodin: Piano Trios

Genre : Classical 

Label : Naxos Records (2017)
Catalogue: Naxos 8.573561

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"…the Delta’s performance of the Taneyev is every bit as well played as the one on Deutsche Grammophon by Repin, Harrell, and Pletnev, …and the Delta’s Borodin is breathtaking. Very strongly recommended."

Fanfare Magazine

"Fascinating repertoire, fabulously played by the Delta Piano Trio, with lots of suspense but also imaginative lyricism, balanced to the finesse…"

Opus Klassiek

Impeccable string intonation, their tonal quality most attractive. The recording, made in Salzburg this time last year, is outstanding. A very fine release. 

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