Sonata for Two Violins in C major, Op. 56
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Vadim Repin violin
Natalia Lomeiko violin
Mats Lidstrom cello
Marios Papadopoulos piano
Tchaikovsky had a choppy relationship with the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein and one night dreamed his colleague was dead, vowing to treat him with more kindness thereafter. When Rubinstein did die not long after, Tchaikovsky went to his desk and within a month had finished his only piano trio, 'dedicated to the memory of a great artist'. This tender, anguished and beautifully coloured work forms the high point of a Russian-themed chamber music concert for which Marios Papadopoulos and soloists of the Orchestra are joined by the Russian virtuoso Vadim Repin.
This concert is scheduled to end at 9:30 pm.