Trio 258 – The Return (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:04 minutes | 961 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Challenge Classics
Challenge Classics celebrates the Rachmaninov anniversary (150 years from his birth) with this stunning debut recording by Trio 258.
Sergei Rachmaninov’s music is loved by many, being heard regularly on concert stages throughout the world. That said, his Second Piano Trio is virtually unknown, as it is seldom taken on by musicians. His trio is passionate the weight and sincerity of his deep feelings form the basis of the work. He dedicated the work to his good friend and mentor Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who had died that year. The sadness, melancholy and love imbuing this work are genuine and timeless, touching our hearts as audience or performers.Trio 258 The members of Trio 258 are pianist Lestari Scholtes, violinist Eduardo Paredes Crespo and cellist Leonard Besseling, three inspirational musicians sharing a rich background in chamber music both at home and abroad. The piano trio came together in 2015 in an atmospheric rehearsal room at Keizersgracht 258 in Amsterdam. At the very same address, a few floors lower down, Lenoard’s cello had also been built by Leonard’s father, luthier Mathieu Besseling. The trio has performed at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Opéra National de Bordeaux and at festivals such as the Storioni Festival and the Dutch Grachtenfestival. They have made several appearances on national television, in programmes such as Podium Witteman and Podium Klassiek, as well as playing regularly on NPO Radio4. Trio 258 continues to take lessons regularly from teachers such as Joan Berkhemer, Dmitri Ferschtman and Slava Poprugin.
1-1. Trio 258 – Trio élégiaque No. 2, Op. 9 (revised edition 1907): I. Moderato (19:56)
1-2. Trio 258 – Trio élégiaque No. 2, Op. 9 (revised edition 1907): II. Quasi variazione (23:21)
1-3. Trio 258 – Trio élégiaque No. 2, Op. 9 (revised edition 1907): III. Allegro risoluto (08:30)
1-4. Trio 258 – Prelude in B Minor Op. 32, No. 10 “The Return” (arr. for piano trio by Th. Beijer) (05:16)