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New England Trios

Joel Pitchon

New England Trios

Format: CD
Label: Bridge
UPC: 0090404953026
Catnr: BRIDG 9530
Release date: 09 April 2021
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Label
Bridge
UPC
0090404953026
Catalogue number
BRIDG 9530
Release date
09 April 2021
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Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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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.

Artist(s)

Joel Pitchon (violin)

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...
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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
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Yu-Mei Wei (piano)

Composer(s)

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein was one of the most iconic American composers and conductors of the 20th century, and was among the first American musicians who gained worldwide recognition. He actually made his breakthrough as a conductor by chance, when he suddenly had to stand in for the ailing Bruno Walter for a concert by the New York Philharmonic in 1943. The concert, which was broadcast live on radio, received critical acclaim from the press. Bernstein would soon become a sought-after guest conductor. From 1958 till 1969, Bernstein was principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic, with which he performed amongst others the complete symphonies of Mahler, which sparked a renewed interest in the music of the Austrian composer in the United States. He...
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Leonard Bernstein was one of the most iconic American composers and conductors of the 20th century, and was among the first American musicians who gained worldwide recognition.
He actually made his breakthrough as a conductor by chance, when he suddenly had to stand in for the ailing Bruno Walter for a concert by the New York Philharmonic in 1943. The concert, which was broadcast live on radio, received critical acclaim from the press. Bernstein would soon become a sought-after guest conductor.
From 1958 till 1969, Bernstein was principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic, with which he performed amongst others the complete symphonies of Mahler, which sparked a renewed interest in the music of the Austrian composer in the United States. He was also an advocate of the music of American composers, in particular that of his close friend Aaron Copland. Bernstein recorded nearly all of his orchestral works, and paid much attention to his music in his popular television series Young People’s Concerts, in which he introduced a young audience to classical music.
As a composer, Bernstein is primarily known for his accessible theatre works such as Wonderful Town, Candide and The West Side Story, which still is his most popular work. He also composed three symphonies and several shorter chamber works. In his music he fused elements of Jewish music, theatre music and jazz with those of composers like Copland, Stravinsky and Gershwin.

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01.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1: I. Allegro
04:45
(Walter Piston) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
02.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1: II. Adagio
06:19
(Walter Piston) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
03.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1: III. Allegro con brio
03:05
(Walter Piston) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
04.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1: IV. Allegro moderato
02:26
(Walter Piston) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
05.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano: I. Adagio non troppo - Piu mosso - Allegro Vivace
07:44
(Leonard Bernstein) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
06.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano: II. Tempo di marcia
03:27
(Leonard Bernstein) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
07.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano: III. Largo - Allegro vivo e molto ritmico
05:17
(Leonard Bernstein) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
08.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano: I. Incisivo
04:26
(Ronald Perera) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
09.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano: II. Adagio cantabile e sostenuto,
07:41
(Ronald Perera) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
10.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano: III. Scorrevole
05:11
(Ronald Perera) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
11.
Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano No 2: I. Molto leggiero e capriccioso
05:04
(Walter Piston) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
12.
Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano No 2: II. Adagio
06:51
(Walter Piston) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
13.
Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano No 2: III. Vigoroso
04:09
(Walter Piston) Joel Pitchon, Marie-Volcy Pelletier, Yu-Mei Wei
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