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American Classics - Wuorinen: Six Trios

Album Summary

>Wuorinen, Charles : Trio for Bass Instruments
>Wuorinen, Charles : Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
>Wuorinen, Charles : Trio for violin, cello & piano
>Wuorinen, Charles : Double Solo for Horn Trio
>Wuorinen, Charles : Trombone Trio
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Notes & Reviews:

For all Charles Wuorinen's longstanding reputation as a modernist, his musical career has more in common with those of Brahms and Beethoven than with any contemporary model. His music, from his earliest pieces through the more recent masterworks, is a body of work as significant as one is likely to encounter. The works on this disc are all trios of diverse combinations, written in the early 1980s, and performed here by the Group for Contemporary Music, the ensemble that Wuorinen co-founded in 1962. The music ranges from the powerfully driven Horn Trio to the unusual and resonant texture of the Trombone Trio.



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Works Details

>Wuorinen, Charles : Trio for Bass Instruments
  • Performers: David Braynard (Tuba); David Taylor (Trombone); Donald Palma (Double Bass)
  • Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/1991-09/13/1991)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1981

>Wuorinen, Charles : Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
  • Performers: Benjamin Hudson (Violin); Alan Feinberg (Piano); William Purvis (Horn)
  • Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/1991-09/13/1991)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1981

>Wuorinen, Charles : Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
  • Performers: Benjamin Hudson (Violin); Alan Feinberg (Piano); William Purvis (Horn)
  • Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/1991-09/13/1991)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1985

>Wuorinen, Charles : Trio for violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Rolf Schulte (Violin); Fred Sherry (Cello); Charles Wuorinen (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/1991-09/13/1991)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1981

>Wuorinen, Charles : Double Solo for Horn Trio
  • Performers: Benjamin Hudson (Violin); James Winn (Piano); William Purvis (Horn)
  • Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
  • Running Time: 15 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1985

>Wuorinen, Charles : Trombone Trio
  • Performers: Ronald Borror (Trombone); Daniel Druckman (Marimba); Daniel Druckman (Vibraphone); Alan Feinberg (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Columbia University Group for Contemporary Music
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (09/11/1991-09/13/1991)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1985