Zodiac Trio plays Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat; Bacri: A Smiling Suite; Bartok: Contrasts / Zodiac Trio

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), suite transcribed for violin, clarinet & piano
>Bacri, Nicolas : A Smiling Suite, for violin, clarinet & piano, Op. 100b
>Ustvolskaya, Galina : Trio for violin, clarinet & piano
>Bartók, Béla : Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111
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Notes & Reviews:

Considered the new image of the clarinet-violin-piano combination, the Zodiac Trio has recently been welcomed to the internationally distinguished artist roster of Columbia Artists Management. Originating in New York, Zodiac Trio first made its mark on the international competition circuit as protégé of the legendary Ysaÿe Quartet at the Paris Conservatory, and has gone on to enjoy an international touring scheduling that surpasses any other ensemble of its kind. Combining the legendary, the unearthed and the new, this recording features Igor Stravinsky's suite from his devilish L'Histoire du Soldat; a world-premiere recording of A Smiling Suite by famed French composer Nicolas Bacri - a tongue-in-cheek compilation of homages to the great styles of classical music; a hauntingly beautiful Trio by the Soviet mystic Galina Ustvolskaya whose music never made its way across the iron curtain, but fascinated Shostakovich enough to quote in his own chamber works, and the Zodiac Trio's trademark interpretation of one of 20th century's pillars of chamber music - Bela Bartok's legendary Contrasts.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blue Griffin's Studio The Ballroom (11/01/2011-11/03/2011).



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), suite transcribed for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Performer: Zodiac Trio (Trio)
  • Ensemble: Zodiac Trio
  • Notes: Blue Griffin's Studio The Ballroom (11/01/2011-11/03/2011)
  • Running Time: 14 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918-1919

>Bacri, Nicolas : A Smiling Suite, for violin, clarinet & piano, Op. 100b
  • Performer: Zodiac Trio (Trio)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin's Studio The Ballroom (11/01/2011-11/03/2011)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Ustvolskaya, Galina : Trio for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Performer: Zodiac Trio (Trio)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin's Studio The Ballroom (11/01/2011-11/03/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz 111
  • Performer: Zodiac Trio (Trio)
  • Notes: Blue Griffin's Studio The Ballroom (11/01/2011-11/03/2011)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938