Rachmaninoff's output of chamber music is small but all the more precious for that. Two absolute gems bear witness to the fact: these ‘elegiac trios’, which were produced by a young composer still indisputably under the influence of Tchaikovsky. However, Rachmaninoff’s personality is already fully present, reaching heights of emotion and expressiveness.
The pieces by Suk and Grieg add a further touch of character to the picture, which is painted with an exceptionally rich palette: the artistry of the phenomenal Trio Wanderer.
Andante con moto in C minor for Piano Trio
Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.
Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9
Elegy for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 23