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GEN 12236 24.2.2012
Edition: Un!erhört
18.90 €

Leonid Sabaneev (1881–1968)  
Trio-Impromptu pour Piano, Violon et Violoncelle Op. 4
Leonid Sabaneev  
Sonate pour Piano, Violon et Violoncelle, Op. 20
   

Leonid Sabaneev


Piano Trios


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The sweeping epic piano trios of Leonid Sabaneev (1881–1968) are electrifying – on the dividing line between the Romantic and the Modern, between exalted feelings and the oppression of Stalinist terror. Echoes of Rachmaninoff, then a Shostakovich – and yet Sabaneev surprises us again and again. This is due not least, of course, to the fabulous performance of Ilona Then-Bergh (violin), Michael Schäfer (piano) and Wen-Sinn Yang (cello). This is already the sixth GENUIN production for the first two recording artists: These world premiere recordings are also un!erhört (never before heard)! New valuable additions to the repertoire, played with burning intensity – a must for chamber music fans!

I care if you listen
"The ensemble as a whole manages to swell, soar, and fade as a unit, and their molding of tempo to suit musical gestures is one pivotal quality that makes this recording a success."
Review on the website I care if you listen by David Pearson, May 2, 2012

Fanfare
"...without a doubt the most bizarre pieces I have ever heard by any composer before John Cage and his ilk..."
Review on Fanfare by James A. Altena, 1.12.2012

MusicWeb International
"This is an intriguing recording. (...) The performances are excellent"
Review on MusicWeb International by David Barker, August 2015