Charles O’Brien: Complete Chamber Music, Volume One

The rediscovery of the music of the Edinburgh composer Charles O’Brien (1882–1968) continues with this first recording of his chamber music. Two stately ‘Sonatas for Pianoforte, Violin and ’Cello’ (as O’Brien styled them), with echoes of both Brahms and Elgar, cover a wide range of moods, from broad and sweeping melody, via introspective lyricism, to elegant good humour. And two salon waltzes combine effortless charm with surprising depth of feeling to bring the album to a relaxed close.

Yuri Kalnits, violin
Alexander Volpov, cello
Oleg Poliansky, piano

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Catalogue No: TOCC0464
EAN/UPC: 5060113444646
Release Date: 01.04.2018
Composer: Charles O'Brien
Artists: Alexander Volpov, Oleg Poliansky, Yuri Kalnits

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    Sonata for Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 27, in B flat major (first performed 1940)

  1. Sonata for Piano Trio No.1, Op. 27, in B flat major: I Allegro assai
  2. Sonata for Piano Trio No.1, Op. 27, in B flat major: II Scherzo and Trio
  3. Sonata for Piano Trio No.1, Op. 27, in B flat major: III Andantino quasi Allegretto
  4. Sonata for Piano Trio No.1, Op. 27, in B flat major: IV Rondino (Allegro giocoso
  5. Sonata for Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor (first performed 1940)

  6. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: I Con moto moderato
  7. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Andante
  8. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Variation 1: Piu mosso
  9. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Variation 2: L’istesso tempo
  10. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Variation 3: Vivace e Scherzoso
  11. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Variation 4: Andantino quasi allegretto
  12. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Variation 5: Lento (Funebre)
  13. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Variation 6: Piu mosso
  14. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Variation 7 (Scherzo: Vivace)
  15. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Variation 8 (Trio: L’istesso tempo)
  16. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Scherzo da capo
  17. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: II Air with Variations: Coda: Andante come prima
  18. Sonata for Piano Trio No.2 in C minor: III Finale (Allegro)
  19. Deux Valses for Piano Trio (1928)

  20. Deux Valses for Piano Trio: No.1 L’Adieu
  21. Deux Valses for Piano Trio: No.2 Souvenirs

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