Ahn-Plugged

Ahn-Plugged

by Ahn Trio
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Overview

Ahn-Plugged

It can't be true that all happy families are happy in the same way. When three sisters play together so very nicely, and are smart enough to commission such glorious pieces for piano trio, their happiness must be truly unique. Pianist Lucia Ahn, her twin Maria on cello, and their sister Angella on violin play with a maturity and depth that reflects their many years together since they were featured in a 1987 Time cover story on "Asian-American Whiz Kids." With Ahn-Plugged, they venture into brand-new territory, commissioning angular, amusing, and intelligent works from Kenji Bunch and Eric Ewazen and selecting offbeat but charming compositions from the existing repertory for trio. Leonard Bernstein's very early Trio (1937) contains thematic seeds that came to fruition in his score for On the Town. Michael Nyman has made an arrangement of the signature theme from The Piano for the three sisters. Ewazen wrote a classical musician's paean to '60s rock 'n' roll, and Bunch created a 21st-century tribute to Morton Gould and his 20th-century orchestral aesthetic. The addition of percussion in these pieces and some dreamy short works by Astor Piazzolla allow the Ahns to venture into sonic textures and tempos not ordinarily heard in chamber music. What they retain from their study of traditional chamber music is their ability to create a oneness of spirit while each member still plays to her particular strengths, contributing to an apparently seamless whole of beauty, tact, and infinite variety.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/15/2000
Label: Emi Classics
UPC: 0724355702227
catalogNumber: 57022

Tracks

  1. Concerto for piano trio & orchestra (or 2 percussionists): Percussion version  - Kenji Bunch  - Angella Ahn  - Lucia Ahn  - Maria Ahn  - Arthur Elgort  - Eckhardt van den Hoogen  - Michel Roubinet  - Matthew Gold  - Matthew Gold
  2. Oblivion, tango  - Astor Piazzolla  - Angella Ahn  - Lucia Ahn  - Maria Ahn  - Arthur Elgort  - Eckhardt van den Hoogen  - Michel Roubinet  - Matthew Gold  - Matthew Gold
  3. Piano Trio  - Leonard Bernstein  - Angella Ahn  - Lucia Ahn  - Maria Ahn  - Arthur Elgort  - Eckhardt van den Hoogen  - Michel Roubinet
  4. Slow Dance, for piano trio  - Kenji Bunch  - Angella Ahn  - Lucia Ahn  - Maria Ahn  - Arthur Elgort  - Eckhardt van den Hoogen  - Michel Roubinet  - Matthew Gold
  5. Primavera porteña, tango (incl. in Cuatro estaciones porteñas [The Four Seasons])  - Astor Piazzolla  - Angella Ahn  - Lucia Ahn  - Maria Ahn  - Arthur Elgort  - Eckhardt van den Hoogen  - Michel Roubinet  - Matthew Gold  - Matthew Gold
  6. The Diamond World, for piano trio & drums  - Eric Ewazen  - Angella Ahn  - Lucia Ahn  - Maria Ahn  - Arthur Elgort  - Eckhardt van den Hoogen  - Michel Roubinet
  7. The Piano, film score: The Heart Asks Pleasure First  - Michael Nyman  - Angella Ahn  - Lucia Ahn  - Maria Ahn  - Arthur Elgort  - Eckhardt van den Hoogen  - Michel Roubinet
  8. This is Not America  - David Bowie  - Angella Ahn  - Lucia Ahn  - Maria Ahn  - Arthur Elgort  - Eckhardt van den Hoogen  - Pat Metheny  - Michel Roubinet

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Performance Credits

Ahn Trio   Primary Artist

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Piazzolla, Bernstein, Nyman and others 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Ahn Trio was here in small-town, Bremerton, WA. this evening, and I was fortunate enough to see in concert and talk with them after their fabulous show. Their musical performance is stunning, and their presences on stage is awesome--they bring the audience to them...they are free with talking with the audience. If ever you get the chance to see them, it is definitely worth it.