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Making Of A Medium Vol 10 - Beethoven, Etc / Verdehr Trio


Release Date: 12/29/1993 
Label:  Crystal   Catalog #: 940   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenMax BruchLibby LarsenJacob Druckman,   ... 
Performer:  Walter VerdehrElsa Ludewig-VerdehrGary Kirkpatrick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdehr Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording features the Verdehr Trio, an ensemble comprised of clarinet, violin, and piano, which has commissioned over 110 works. On this, its tenth recording, the trio balances 20th-century repertoire with works from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Verdehr Trio has transcribed a number of works for clarinet trio, and the Trio in D major, Op. 6 by Beethoven (the opening work on the disc) works quite well in this form. Clarinettist Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr's sweet, yet full-bodied tone is well suited to the work. Ludewig-Verdehr darkens the tone for the Bruch Trio, Op.83, a transcription of a work originally written for clarinet, viola and piano. The 20th century is represented by music of Libby Larsen, Jacob Druckman, and William
Read more Bolcom. Bolcom's Trio is a true ear-opener, at times it's acerbic in the best Kurt Weill fashion, while in its quieter moments, it is eerily haunting. This is difficult music that's made quite exciting and accessible thanks to the virtuosity of the Verdehr Trio. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano 4 hands in D major, Op. 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Verdehr (Violin), Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr (Clarinet), Gary Kirkpatrick (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdehr Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Verdehr Trio 
2.
Pieces (8) for Clarinet, Viola/Cello and Piano, Op. 83: no 6 in G minor by Max Bruch
Performer:  Gary Kirkpatrick (Piano), Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr (Clarinet), Walter Verdehr (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdehr Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Verdehr Trio 
3.
Pieces (8) for Clarinet, Viola/Cello and Piano, Op. 83: no 7 in B major by Max Bruch
Performer:  Gary Kirkpatrick (Piano), Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr (Clarinet), Walter Verdehr (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdehr Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Verdehr Trio 
4.
Slang by Libby Larsen
Performer:  Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr (Clarinet), Walter Verdehr (Violin), Gary Kirkpatrick (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdehr Trio
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Glint by Jacob Druckman
Performer:  Walter Verdehr (Violin), Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr (Clarinet), Gary Kirkpatrick (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdehr Trio
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by William Bolcom
Performer:  Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr (Clarinet), Gary Kirkpatrick (Piano), Walter Verdehr (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdehr Trio
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Morceaux (18) for Piano, Op. 72: no 5, Méditation by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Gary Kirkpatrick (Piano), Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr (Clarinet), Walter Verdehr (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdehr Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Verdehr Trio 

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