20th century piano trios / Trio Melbourne.
Featured Australian works
||Trio for piano, violin and cello, Op. 26a (1994) for piano trio||Julian Yu||Rachel Atkinson, Roger Heagney, Isin Cakmakcioglu||19 mins, 58 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Night song (1995) for violin, cello and piano||Peter Sculthorpe||Rachel Atkinson, Roger Heagney, Isin Cakmakcioglu||7 mins, 10 sec.||Buy as MP3|
Also includes: Donusumler (Transformations) / Ilhan Baran -- Vitebsk / Aaron Copland -- Piano trio, op. 8 no. 1 / Dimitri Shostakovich.
This CD by highly acclaimed Trio Melbourne features a stunning
collection of 20th Century piano trios, including two
never-before recorded pieces by Australian composers Sculthorpe
The talented ensemble Trio Melbourne demonstrate their commitment to perform new works and expand the piano trio repertoire in '20th Century Piano Trios', featuring rarely heard piano trios by renowned composers Copland and Shostakovich and three never-before recorded pieces by Sculthorpe, Yu and Baran.
Copland's rarely performed trio 'Vitebsk', featured on this disc is based on a Jewish folk theme Copland heard in a play by Ansky.
Shostakovich's 'Piano Trio op.8 No.1' discovered only in the last ten years is relatively unknown in western piano trio repertoire.
East meets West in Ilhan Baran's 'Dönüsümler (Transformations)' A thrilling combination of folk and Western chamber music, Baran creates a series of transformations utilising Turco-Ottoman modes and a variety of rhythmic patterns found in different areas around Turkey to create what he describes as "a kind of atmospheric state of mind."
Receiving its debut recording and another brilliant addition to this collection is the evocative piece, op. 26a written specifically for Trio Melbourne by Australian composer Julian Yu. This piece, intended to pay homage to Brahms, is based on his first symphony however Yu has also been inspired by the traditional Chinese instrumental folk technique of ornamentation.
Peter Sculthorpe's 'Night Song', specifically arranged by Sculthorpe for Trio Melbourne from his song of the same name, provides a haunting conclusion to a most unique and valuable collection!
Trio Melbourne - Roger Heagney, Isin Cakmakcioglu and Rachel Atkinson each outstanding musicians in their own right, established Trio Melbourne in 1993. Since then they have performed to much critical acclaim throughout Europe and Australia.
Duration: 73 min.
Performers: Trio Melbourne ; Roger Heagney (piano) ; Isin Cakmakcioglu (violin) ; Rachel Atkinson (violoncello).
Booklet includes programme notes and biographical notes on composers and performers.
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