Triple Play

April 16, 2013, 7:00 pm

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It’s trios on Exploring Music! Piano trios, string trios, operatic trios and many others. Trios have their own set of challenges for composers and performers, and this week Bill will demonstrate on the piano pointing out to us through their complex structure of voice harmonies. We will hear Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, the trio from Act III of Der Rosenkavalier and, finally Bill will play a wonderful treat from Porgy and Bess performed by the Bill Evans Trio. Join us for a delightful week of music for three, where the odd man is not left out.

Playlist

Episode 1

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Trio in D Major, I
Nicolet, flute; Holliger, oboe; Jaccottet, harpsichord; Schwartz, violoncello
Trio Sonatas
Denon 7092; 4:32

Joseph Haydn: Trio in e minor, Hob. XV:12
Kalichstein, piano; Laredo, violin; Robinson, violoncello
Joseph Haydn Piano Trios
Dorian 90164; 10:29

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio in E-Flat Major for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Kegelstatt, K. 498, I + IV (excerpt)
Hoffman, viola; Kitt, clarinet; Orkis, piano
Clarinet Trios / American Chamber Players
Koch 7029; 5:55, 2:30

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio No. 5 in E Major, K. 542
Mutter, violin; Previn, piano; Müller-Schott, violoncello
Piano Trios K. 502, 542, 548
DG B0006099-02; 18:36

Richard Strauss: Act III Trio from Der Rosenkavalier
Met Opera Orchestra/Levine; von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Fleming, soprano; Murphy, mezzo-soprano
James Levine’s 25th Anniversary – Metropolitan Opera Gala
DG 449177; 5:38

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio in E-Flat Major for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Kegelstatt, K. 498, IV (excerpt)
Hoffman, viola; Kitt, clarinet; Orkis, piano
Clarinet Trios / American Chamber Players
Koch 7029; 2:30

Episode 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola, Op. 25, I & III
Rampal, flute; Jarry, violin; Collot, viola
La Flute Enchantee / Jean-Pierre Rampal
EMI 69632; 5:22

Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C Major, Triple Concerto, Op. 56
Berlin Phil/Karajan; Oistrakh, violin; Rostropovich, violoncello; Richter, piano
Tripelkonzert-Triple Concerto Klaviersonate Op. 31/2
EMI 69032; 36:15

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Op. 11, III + I (excerpt)
Ax, piano; Stoltzman, clarinet; Ma, violoncello
Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart: Trios / Ax, Stoltzman, Ma
Sony 57499; 6:44, 3:50

Episode 3

Johannes Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8, I
Ashkenazy, piano; Perlman, violin; Harrell, violoncello
Brahms: Piano Trios / Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrel
EMI 54725; 20:37

Johannes Brahms: Trio in E-flat Major for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40, IV
Sorkin, violin; Zaslav, piano; Tuckwell, horn
The Fine Arts Quartet At WFMT
Music & Arts Programs of America 1154; 6:07

Maurice Ravel: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in a minor, I, II & IV
Bell, violin; Thibaudet, piano; Isserlis, violoncello
French Chamber Music – Violin Sonatas
Decca 000444702; 18:01

Leonard Bernstein: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, II + III
Ahn Trio
Ahn-Plugged
EMI 57022; 3:39 + 3:35

Episode 4

Johannes Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8, II (excerpt)
Ashkenazy, piano; Perlman, violin; Harrell, violoncello
Brahms: Piano Trios / Ashkenazy, Perlman, Harrel
EMI 54725; 1:34

Antonín Dvorák: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in e minor, Dumky, Op. 90, I & IV
Kim, violin; Ma, violoncello; Ax, piano
Ma Kim Ax – Dvorak – Piano Trios
CBS 44527; 14:45

Béla Bartók: Contrasts, Sz. 111
Argerich, piano; Juillet, violin; Collins, clarinet
Quintet, Op. 39 / Concerto Pathétique / Contrasts
EMI 56816; 16:21

Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Ahn Trio
Ahn-Plugged
Warner Classics 57022; 6:02

Bill McGlaughlin: Three Sketches for Three Winds
Moriah Winds
8:34

Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña
Ahn Trio
Ahn-Plugged
Warner Classics 57022; 4:21

Episode 5

Mark O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz
O’Connor, violin; Ma, violoncello; Meyer, double bass
Appalachia Waltz
Sony 68460; 5:43

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563, IV
Kremer, violin; Kashkashian, viola.; Ma, violoncello
Divertimento, K. 563
Sony 39561; 7:29

Mark O’Connor: Caprice for Three
O’Connor, violin; Cook, viola; Haas, violoncello
Crossing Bridges
Omac 17; 3:38

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Pierre, harp; Gallois, flute; Xuereb, violoncello
Sonate pour flûte, alto et harpes – Six épigraphes antiques – Envols D’écailles
Saphir Productions; 17:19

Anton Arensky: Trio No. 1 in d minor, II
Borodin Trio
Arensky, Glinka: Piano Trios / The Borodin Trio
Chandos 8477; 6:22

George Gershwin: “I Loves You Porgy”
Bill Evans Trio
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961
Riverside 4443; 5:57