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Triple Play

It’s trios on Exploring Music!  Piano trios, string trios, operatic trios and many others. Trios have their own set of challenges for composers and performers, and this week Bill will demonstrate on the piano pointing out to us through their complex structure of voice harmonies.  We will hear Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, the trio from Act III of Der Rosenkavalier and, finally Bill will play a wonderful treat from Porgy and Bess performed by the Bill Evans Trio. Join us for a delightful week of music for three, where the odd man is not left out. 

Program 1

C.P.E. Bach: Trio in D Major, I
Nicolet, fl.; Holliger, ob.; Jaccottet, hps.; Schwartz, vc.
Denon 7092

Haydn: Trio in e minor, Hob. XV:12
Kalichstein, p.; Laredo, v.; Robinson, vc.
Dorian 90164

Mozart: Trio in Eb Major for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Kegelstatt, K. 498, I + IV (excerpt)
Hoffman, vla.; Kitt, cl.; Orkis, p.
Koch 7029
5:55, 2:30

Mozart: Trio No. 5 in E Major, K. 542
Mutter, v.; Previn, p.; Müller-Schott, vc.
DG B0006099-02

Strauss: Act III Trio fr. “Der Rosenkavalier”
Met Opera Orchestra/Levine; von Otter, ms.; Fleming, s.; Murphy, ms.
DG 449177

Program 2

Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola, Op. 25, I & III
Rampal, fl.; Jarry, v.; Collot, vla.
EMI 69632

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C Major, Triple Concerto, Op. 56
Berlin Phil/Karajan; Oistrakh, v.; Rostropovich, vc.; Richter, p.
EMI 69032

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Op. 11, III + I (excerpt)
Ax, p.; Stoltzman, cl.; Ma, vc.
Sony 57499
6:44, 3:50

Program 3

Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8, I
Ashkenazy, p.; Perlman, v.; Harrell, vc.
EMI 54725

Brahms: Trio in E-flat Major for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40, IV
Sorkin, v.; Zaslav, p.; Tuckwell, hn.
Music & Arts 1154

Ravel: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in a minor, I, II & IV
Bell, v.; Thibaudet, p.; Isserlis, vc.
Lon 444702

Bernstein: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, II + III
Ahn Trio
EMI 57022
3:39 + 3:35

Program 4

Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8, II (excerpt)
Ashkenazy, p.; Perlman, v.; Harrell, vc.
EMI 54725

Dvorák: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in e minor, Dumky, Op. 90, I & IV
Kim, v.; Ma, vc.; Ax, p.
CBS 44527

Bartók: Contrasts, Sz. 111
Argerich, p.; Juillet, v.; Collins, cl.
EMI 56816

Piazzolla: Oblivion
Ahn Trio
EMI 57022

McGlaughlin: Three Sketches for Three Winds
Moriah Winds

Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña
Ahn Trio
EMI 57022

Program 5

O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz
O’Connor, v.; Ma, vc.; Meyer, db.
Sony 68460

Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563, IV
Kremer, v.; Kashkashian, vla.; Ma, vc.
Sony 39561

O’Connor: Caprice for Three
O’Connor, v.; Cook, vla.; Haas, vc.
Omac 17

Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Pierre, hp.; Gallois, fl.; Xuereb, vla.

Arensky: Trio No. 1 in d minor, II
Borodin Trio
Chan 8477

Gershwin: I Loves You Porgy
Bill Evans Trio
Riverside 4443


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