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20th century piano trios


20th century piano trios / Trio Melbourne.

  • Published by Move Records — 1997 [MD3176] — 1 CD (73 min.)
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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
Night song (1995) for violin, cello and piano
Peter Sculthorpe Rachel Atkinson, Roger Heagney, Isin Cakmakcioglu 7 mins, 10 sec. Buy as MP3
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

Also includes: Donusumler (Transformations) / Ilhan Baran -- Vitebsk / Aaron Copland -- Piano trio, op. 8 no. 1 / Dimitri Shostakovich.

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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 and Yu.

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.

Booklet includes programme notes and biographical notes on composers and performers.

Performers: Trio Melbourne ; Roger Heagney (piano) ; Isin Cakmakcioglu (violin) ; Rachel Atkinson (violoncello).

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