John Harbison: Piano Trio No. 2

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All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
Listeners who aren't already devoted fans of American composer John Harbison might find themselves converted after hearing this album. His music is utterly gripping, engaging, and accessible. This album centers around Harbison's "Second Piano Trio," which he claims was inspired by the unpredictable nature of the Haydn piano trios. Performed and commissioned by the Amelia Piano Trio, the work proves that there is still much to be written for this classic combination of instruments. From the melancholy opening of the "Enigma" movement to the brutally rhythmic conclusion of "Rumors and Reports," the Amelia Trio does the composer much honor with its vigor, musical ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
Listeners who aren't already devoted fans of American composer John Harbison might find themselves converted after hearing this album. His music is utterly gripping, engaging, and accessible. This album centers around Harbison's "Second Piano Trio," which he claims was inspired by the unpredictable nature of the Haydn piano trios. Performed and commissioned by the Amelia Piano Trio, the work proves that there is still much to be written for this classic combination of instruments. From the melancholy opening of the "Enigma" movement to the brutally rhythmic conclusion of "Rumors and Reports," the Amelia Trio does the composer much honor with its vigor, musical integrity, pristine intonation, and demonstrative presentation of this exciting work. The trio's violinist transforms into a splendid violist for Harbison's "The Violist's Notebooks," a set of 12 quasi-etude gems for solo viola. Cellist Jason Duckles is also called upon for solo work in the "Suite for Solo Cello," this time inspired by Bach's solo suites. In these larger works, as well as the other shorter pieces that adorn this recording, the performances are as fantastic as the compositions themselves. Harbison fans and chamber music aficionados owe it to themselves to obtain this album.
Newark Star-Ledger - Bradley Bambarger
Harbison's alluring Second Piano Trio had its inspiration in Haydn, which one can hear in the work's range from the muscular to the touching.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • Label: Naxos American
  • UPC: 636943924327
  • Catalog Number: 8559243
  • Sales rank: 366,835

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Piano Trio No. 2 - John Harbison & Rieko Aizawa (17:43)
    Composed byJohn Harbison
    1. 1 Tale
    2. 2 Ballad
    3. 3 Rumors and Reports
    4. 4 Enigma
  2. 5–7 Gatsby Etudes, for piano - John Harbison & John Harbison (8:25)
    Composed byJohn Harbison
    1. 5 Parlors
    2. 6 Parties
    3. 7 The Green Light
  3. 8–13 The Violist's Notebooks: Book 1 - John Harbison & Amelia Piano Trio (7:45)
    Composed byJohn Harbison
    1. 8[Part 1]
    2. 9[Part 2]
    3. 10[Part 3]
    4. 11[Part 4]
    5. 12[Part 5]
    6. 13[Part 6]
  4. 14–19 The Violist's Notebooks: Book 2 - John Harbison & Amelia Piano Trio (7:43)
    Composed byJohn Harbison
    1. 14[Part 1]
    2. 15[Part 2]
    3. 16[Part 3]
    4. 17[Part 4]
    5. 18[Part 5]
    6. 19[Part 6]
  5. 20 Ten Micro-Waltzes, for piano - John Harbison & Amelia Piano Trio (8:20)
    Composed byJohn Harbison
  6. 21–22 Cucaraccia and Fugue - John Harbison & Amelia Piano Trio (4:17)
    Composed byJohn Harbison
    1. 21Cucuraccia
    2. 22Fugue
  7. 23–26 Suite for solo cello - John Harbison & Amelia Piano Trio (8:44)
    Composed byJohn Harbison
    1. 23Preludio
    2. 24Fuga - Burletta
    3. 25Sarabanda
    4. 26Giga
  8. 27 Trio for piano, violin & cello - John Harbison & Amelia Piano Trio (7:22)
    Composed byJohn Harbison
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amelia Piano Trio Primary Artist
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