In its Center debut, Los Angeles’ Dilijan Chamber Players offers an exciting program of Russian music from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Of particular note, in a Center premiere, is the Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30 by composer and concert pianist Sergei Taneyev, a close associate of Tchaikovsky and teacher of Rachmaninov and Scriabin. Though rarely performed, the Taneyev quintet is a marvelous work by a composer acclaimed for his mastery of counterpoint.
The Dilijan Chamber Players is a group of musicians who have a long-standing connection with the Dilijan Chamber Music Series, directed by Movses Pogossian. For the Segerstrom Center concert, the musicians include Movses Pogossian, violin, Varty Manouelian, violin; Guillaume Sutre, violin; Armen Ksajikian, cello and Armen Guzelimian, piano.
Rachmaninov: Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G minor Shostakovich: Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor Scriabin: Prelude in D-flat Major, Op.17, , No. 3 and Op. 59 No. 1 and No. 2 Taneyev: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30