Hambourg: D. Rahter [PN 5020], .
Folio. Original publisher's mid-brown wrappers printed in black. 1f. (recto title printed in dark brown on light green ground, verso blank),  (full-page chromolithographic dedication with "A La Mémoire d'Un Grand Artiste" printed within decorative floral wreath), 2- 115 pp. + 2 parts, 23 pp. each.
Small publisher's handstamp to foot of upper wrapper.
Wrappers somewhat worn; chips to head and tail of spine with remnants of glue. Minor soiling to edges; a few light markings in pencil; former owner's signature to upper outer corner of parts.
Scarce German issue of the Jurgenson first edition. Vajdman ČW 93, p. 495. Poznansky TH 117, p. 301.
Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio, Op. 50 was written following the death of Nikolai Rubinstein, dedicated "To the memory of a great artist", and premiered at the Moscow Conservatory on 11 March 1882, the first anniversary of Rubinstein's death.
"Tchaikovsky showed an easy command of sonata-allegro in the first movement, but after a conventional beginning the theme and variations runs to the fanciful. Figural variations and a fugue mix with intonations of the music box, the waltz, the bayan and the mazurka – as if these were personal recollections of Rubinstein. To stem the flood of memory he set apart the weighty final variation, and reprised the opening theme of the first movement as a funeral march at the end." Roland John Wiley in Grove Music Online.
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