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Merrill Clark (b. 1951): Works for Piano Trio / di.vi.sion piano trio

Album Summary

>Clark, Merrill : Prime Divisions, for violin, cello & piano
>Clark, Merrill : Eighth Avenue Tango, for violin & piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The di.vi.sion piano trio (Kurt Briggs, violin; Matt Goeke, cello; Renée Cometa Briggs, piano) was formed in 2001. Its repertoire ranges from Haydn and De Fesch to Shostakovich and Ravel. The ensemble regularly programs and commissions new works that incorporate the musical structure of division. This recording of Merrill Clark's music includes Prime Divisions, which interweaves the compositional techniques of division with the composer's own system. The other work on the recording, Eighth Avenue Tango, was written as a birthday gift for violinist Kurt Briggs. Merrill Clark (b. 1951) has written many works in a wide variety of genres, from unaccompanied solo works to large-scale orchestral works. Clark finds writing for virtuoso musicians, whose playing one admires and who are also good friends, as the most gratifying creative event possible. The performances on this recording reflect the strong connection between the composer and performers.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mary Flagler Cary Hall, DiMenna Center for Classical Mu (08/07/2014).



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Works Details

>Clark, Merrill : Prime Divisions, for violin, cello & piano
  • Ensemble: Di.Vi.Sion Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 55 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2013

>Clark, Merrill : Eighth Avenue Tango, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Kurt Briggs (Violin); Renee Briggs (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Di.Vi.Sion Piano Trio
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011