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Not Often Fugal

Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn
from the Petrof Trio -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... the Tchaikovsky is a rarity, and the more welcome for that.'

Petrof Piano Trio - Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn. © 2014 Wyastone Estate Ltd

I have to confess that in the Beethoven trio I did not get as far as the 'ghost' movement. The opening tempo indications certainly suggest briskness, but nothing could reconcile me to the ruthlessness with which this Czech Petrof team launches the work.Nadezhda von Meck, the devoted patroness who kept Tchaikovsky financially above water on condition they never met, was insistent for a piano trio. In fact they managed to glance each other through a window, and on one occasion Tchaikovsky even had to raise his hat to her...

Copyright © 6 January 2015 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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PETROF PIANO TRIO - BEETHOVEN, TCHAIKOVSKY, MENDELSSOHN

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

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