About the album
This recording presents four trios by American composers who are linked by their New England experience and studies at Harvard University. Three of the four works (the Piston trios and the Perera trio) are new additions to the currently available recorded catalog. Leonard Bernstein's 1937 trio is one of the composer's earliest works, written during his apprenticeship at Harvard. Its three movements are by turns dance-like, bluesy and jazzy.
Art Music Lounge: A very interesting CD and considering the world-premier recordings, a necessary one for fans of the 20th Century American music.
Diese Aufnahme präsentiert vier Trios amerikanischer Komponisten, die durch ihre Erfahrungen in Neuengland und ihr Studium an der Harvard University miteinander verbunden sind. Drei der vier Werke (die Piston-Trios und das Perera-Trio) sind Neuzugänge zum derzeit verfügbaren Aufnahmekatalog. Leonard Bernsteins Trio von 1937 ist eines der frühesten Werke des Komponisten, das während seiner Lehrzeit in Harvard entstand. Seine drei Sätze sind abwechselnd tänzerisch, bluesig und jazzig.
Joel Pitchon is a Professor of Music at Smith College. Mr. Pitchon studied with Oscar Shumsky and Joseph Fuchs,
and received his degrees from The Juilliard School. He has served as concertmaster for numerous orchestras,
including the Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona (Spain) and the EOS Chamber Orchestra (NY). The New York Times
noted his playing in the EOS production of Stravinsky’s L'Histoire du Soldat as “superb.” He has recorded two
CDs for the Gasparo label: Four Sonatas for violin and piano, with the composer Clifton J. Noble, Jr. and New England Legacy, with pianist Jonathan Bass. Sun Threads, the chamber music of Augusta Read Thomas, was recorded with the Walden Chamber Players for ARTCD. Mr. Pitchon is a member of the Sage Chamber Music Society and the Elm Chamber Ensemble