An evening entirely dedicated to Tchaikovsky, with the best Russian musicians today: Boris Berezovsky on piano, Alexander Kniazev on cello and Dmitri Makhtin on violin. This masterpiece of chamber music composed by Tchaikovsky "In Memory of a Great Artist," his friend Nikolaï Rubinstein, is steeped in a sublime lyricism and is the high point of this exceptional evening.
Wonderfully committed to the full measure of their Slav souls, the three musicians release a torrent of emotions and Berezovsky appears to play the role of the conductor. The Barcarolle in G Minor played by a Berezovsky in apparent weightlessness, the Nocturne in D Minor played by the Kniazev-Berezovsky duo in a state of grace and the Sérénade Mélancolique by the other Makhtin-Berezovsky duo in apnoea shows the depth of the Trio's immersion in the music.
Recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Verbier Festival 2008