Centre Stage

Tuesday 23 November 2010 at 1.10pm

CBSO Centre, Birmingham +44 (0)121 767 4050

Briony Shaw  violin
Richard Jenkinson  cello
Robert Markham  piano

Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 47′

Tchaikovsky only wrote one Piano Trio – but he did it in style! Tchaikovsky’s friend Nikolai Rubenstein was one of the greatest pianists of the nineteenth century. So when he died tragically young, Tchaikovsky mourned him in a piano trio as big as a symphony. In two huge movements, the A minor Trio is Tchaikovsky at his most ambitious – but also his most personal. Grandiose, impassioned, and hauntingly sad, everyone who loves Tchaikovsky should get to know it.