I stumbled upon Anton Arensky when I went to a concert in my local small town. While introducing this piece, the pianist in the trio mentioned that Arensky taught Scriabin and Rachmaninoff. My ears perked up!
It so happened that my wife Tricia had painted the violinist and entered the painting in a prestigious Australian art prize. We took it along and showed Niki.
So many ignored and forgotten great composers. Now with the internet we all can find them much more easily!
Enjoy Arensky’s Trio in D minor, op. 32: Elegia – Adagio
The Nash Ensemble – Arensky- Trio in D minor, Op.32- Elegia – Adagio