Iosif Andriasov - Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 7
WRITTEN BY MARTA ANDRIASOVA (MARINA KUDRYASHOVA)
In 1957, Iosif Andriasov wrote the Piano Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 7, while studying composition at the Music College of the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Moscow, USSR, in the class of Grigory Samuilovich Frid. He dedicated the Piano Trio to Grant Aramovich Grigorian, who was Mr. Andriasov’s first composition teacher.
The Piano Trio foreshadows Mr. Andriasov’s later works: sophisticated harmonic contents of the second theme of the 1st movement, with a jazz flavor – Concertino for Trumpet and Symphony Orchestra; structure of a kernel and its endless elaboration (spinning out technique) – First Symphony.
Victor Romasevich, Violin
Lawrence Granger, Cello
Priscilla Granger, Piano