The Soul of Russia

CD album cover 'The Soul of Russia' (GEN 21727) with Ilona Then-Bergh, Wen-Sinn Yang, Michael Schäfer

GEN 21727 EAN: 4260036257274

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The Trio Then-Bergh (violin), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), and Michael Schäfer (piano) provide a cross-section of the golden age of Russian music in their new GENUIN CD. These three exceptional musicians play masterpieces compiled and arranged by the composer Alexander Krein in the first half of the 20th century. Krein is a masterful arranger who makes the soul of each piece shine in the trio version. Works by Tchaikovsky (for example, from his String Serenade and The Seasons) and Rimsky-Korsakov (from The Golden Cockerel) are presented here, as well as wonderfully sentimental salon music from Glière to Tcherepnin.


Fono Forum
"The piano trio Then-Berg, Yang, Schäfer dedicates itself to the repertoire with great dedication and stylistic empathy."
Review by Thomas Schulz, June 2021

MusicWeb International
"The ensemble here (...) obviously love these pieces and there is real vibrancy and joy in their music making. The sound is absolutely spot on, warm and rich, highlighting the intimate nature of this music. (...) nowadays when music is mostly on tap it is nice to be introduced to some genuinely charming music, played with passion and commitment."
Review by Rob Challinor, March 2021

Ilona Then-Bergh Violin
Wen-Sinn Yang Cello
Michael Schäfer Piano

link to PDF booklet


The Trio Then-Bergh (violin), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), and Michael Schäfer (piano) provide a cross-section of the golden age of Russian music in their new GENUIN CD. These three exceptional musicians play masterpieces compiled and arranged by the composer Alexander Krein in the first half of the 20th century. Krein is a masterful arranger who makes the soul of each piece shine in the trio version. Works by Tchaikovsky (for example, from his String Serenade and The Seasons) and Rimsky-Korsakov (from The Golden Cockerel) are presented here, as well as wonderfully sentimental salon music from Glière to Tcherepnin.


Fono Forum
"The piano trio Then-Berg, Yang, Schäfer dedicates itself to the repertoire with great dedication and stylistic empathy."
Review by Thomas Schulz, June 2021

MusicWeb International
"The ensemble here (...) obviously love these pieces and there is real vibrancy and joy in their music making. The sound is absolutely spot on, warm and rich, highlighting the intimate nature of this music. (...) nowadays when music is mostly on tap it is nice to be introduced to some genuinely charming music, played with passion and commitment."
Review by Rob Challinor, March 2021

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Tracklist

  1. Mily Balakirev (1837–1910)
    from Ten Romances. For Voice and Piano, No. 4 (1895/96)
    Lorsque les blés dorés. Mélodie
  2. Alexander Borodin (1833–1887)
    from Four Romances. For Voice and Piano, No. 3 (1870)
    Mon chant est amer et sauvage
  3. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
    from Four Romances, Op. 2. For Voice and Piano, No. 2 (1865/66)
    Romance orientale
  4. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    from The Golden Cockerel, Scene from Act 2 (1906/07)
    Chez la reine de Chémakhâ
  5. Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881)
    from Piece for Piano (1880)
    Une larme
  6. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
    from Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, 3. movement (1880)
    Elégie
  7. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    from Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, 2. movement (1880)
    Valse
  8. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    from Six Duets, Op. 46. For Soprano, Mezzo-soprano and Piano, No. 3 (1880)
    Les larmes
  9. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    from Six Romances, Op. 6. For Voice and Piano, No. 2 (1869)
    Pourquoi tant de plaintes
  10. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    from The Seasons, Op. 37a. For Piano, No. 3 (1876)
    Chant de l’alouette
  11. Anton Arensky (1861–1906)
    from Quatre Morceaux, Op. 30. For Violin and Piano, No. 2 (1894)
    Sérénade
  12. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
    from Six moments musicaux, Op. 16. For Piano, No. 3 (1896)
    Moment musical
  13. Vladimir Rebikov (1866–1920)
    from The Christmas Tree, Op. 21. Fairy Tale in one act. Waltz for Piano (1901)
    Valse
  14. Nikolai Tcherepnin (1873–1945)
    from Five Romances, Op. 22. For Voice and Piano, No. 1 (1904)
    Mélodie
  15. Reinhold Glière (1875–1956)
    from Douze Pièces Enfantines, Op. 31. For Piano, No. 2 (1907)
    Nocturne
  16. Joel Engel (1868–1927)
    from Two Romances, Op. 2. For Tenor, Mezzo-soprano, Violoncello and Piano, No. 2 (1903)
    Duo. Oh non, pour ma beauté
  17. Leonid Nikolayev (1878–1942)
    from Two Romances after Fyodor Tyutchev, Op. 4. For Voice and Piano, No. 1 (1907)
    Calme est la nuit
  18. Henryk Pachulski (1859–1921)
    from Four Préludes, Op. 21. For Piano, No. 3 (1905)
    Prélude
  19. Georgy Catoire (1861–1926)
    from Trois Morceaux, Op. 2. For Piano, No. 1 (1888)
    Chant Intime
  20. Nikolai Medtner (1880–1951)
    from Three Tales, Op. 9. For Piano, No. 2 (1904/05)
    Conte
  21. Leonid Sabaneev (1881–1968)
    from Deux Morceaux, Op. 5. For Piano, No. 2 (1910)
    Prélude
  22. Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)
    from The Firebird. For Orchestra, No. 17 (1911)
    Berceuse
  23. Igor Stravinsky
    from The Firebird. For Orchestra, No. 10 (1911)
    Corovod (Ronde des Princesses)
  24. Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915)
    from Trois Morceaux, Op. 2. For Piano, No. 1 (1889)
    Étude
  25. Alexander Scriabin
    from Two Nocturnes, Op. 5. For Piano, No. 2 (1890)
    Nocturne

link to PDF booklet


The Trio Then-Bergh (violin), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), and Michael Schäfer (piano) provide a cross-section of the golden age of Russian music in their new GENUIN CD. These three exceptional musicians play masterpieces compiled and arranged by the composer Alexander Krein in the first half of the 20th century. Krein is a masterful arranger who makes the soul of each piece shine in the trio version. Works by Tchaikovsky (for example, from his String Serenade and The Seasons) and Rimsky-Korsakov (from The Golden Cockerel) are presented here, as well as wonderfully sentimental salon music from Glière to Tcherepnin.


Fono Forum
"The piano trio Then-Berg, Yang, Schäfer dedicates itself to the repertoire with great dedication and stylistic empathy."
Review by Thomas Schulz, June 2021

MusicWeb International
"The ensemble here (...) obviously love these pieces and there is real vibrancy and joy in their music making. The sound is absolutely spot on, warm and rich, highlighting the intimate nature of this music. (...) nowadays when music is mostly on tap it is nice to be introduced to some genuinely charming music, played with passion and commitment."
Review by Rob Challinor, March 2021