B. Tchaikovksy: Piano Trio; Cello Sonata; Solo Cello Suite
Boris Tchaikovsky stands out as one of the most original composers of the post-Shostakovich generation. The three works presented here helped establish his early reputation for expressive lyricism and strong rhythms that embrace the deep-rooted traditions of his teachers Miaskovsky, Shebalin and Shostakovich. The elegant and emotionally searching Piano Trio is considered by some to be a kind of self-portrait. The Cello Sonata and Solo Cello Suite were both written for Mstislav Rostropovich who declared, 'I consider him to be a genius, whose contribution to the cello repertoire has yet to be sufficiently appreciated.'