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Ahn-plugged / Ahn Trio


Release Date: 08/15/2000 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57022   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Astor PiazzollaLeonard BernsteinEric EwazenMichael Nyman,   ... 
Performer:  Maria AhnLucia AhnMatthew GoldAngella Ahn,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The players of the Ahn Trio may dress like a girl band, but they play with the well-manicured precision of A-grade conservatory-trained classical musicians. It isn’t all technique, either: they can be expressive too – as their recent recordings of the Ravel and Shostakovich piano trios have shown. They sound absolutely at home in Michael Nyman’s ‘The Heart Asks Pleasure First’ (from his chart-storming score for Jane Campion’s The Piano) and Kenji Bunch’s sweetly moody Slow Dance. Astor Piazzolla’s two Latin dance-based pieces, Oblivion and Primavera porteña, come across as slick and stylish – if a little sanitised. It’s hard to imagine a more dedicated performance of Leonard Bernstein’s early Piano Trio – the Ahn makes sure we’re Read more aware of every flicker of youthful promise.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Maria Ahn (Cello), Lucia Ahn (Piano), Matthew Gold (Percussion),
Angella Ahn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Ahn Trio 
2.
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Maria Ahn (Cello), Angella Ahn (Violin), Lucia Ahn (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 16 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3.
The Diamond World by Eric Ewazen
Performer:  Angella Ahn (Violin), Brian Resnick (Drum Set), Lucia Ahn (Piano),
Maria Ahn (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was composed for the Ahn Trio. 
4.
The Piano: The Heart Asks for Pleasure First by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Maria Ahn (Cello), Lucia Ahn (Piano), Angella Ahn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Nyman 
5.
This Is Not America by David Bowie
Performer:  Lucia Ahn (Piano), Angella Ahn (Violin), Maria Ahn (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jurgen Dahmen 
6.
Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Percussion by Kenji Bunch
Performer:  Brian Resnick (Drum Set), Maria Ahn (Cello), Lucia Ahn (Piano),
Angella Ahn (Violin), Matthew Gold (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was composed for the Ahn Trio. 
7.
Slow Dance by Kenji Bunch
Performer:  Maria Ahn (Cello), Angella Ahn (Violin), Lucia Ahn (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was composed for the Ahn Trio. 
8.
Las estaciones porteñas (4): Primavera porteña by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Lucia Ahn (Piano), Brian Resnick (Drum Set), Angella Ahn (Violin),
Matthew Gold (Percussion), Maria Ahn (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Ahn Trio 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Piano Trio and Percussion - 1996
Oblivion
Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano - 1937: I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro vivace
Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano - 1937: II. Tempo di Marcia
Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano - 1937: III. Largo - Allegro vivo e molto ritmico
Slow Dance - 1996
Primavera Porteña
The Diamond World - 1998
The Heart Asks Pleasure First
This is not America

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Ahn Trio is a treasure! January 9, 2013 By James Griffin (Sarasota, FL) See All My Reviews "I bought this album after a concert by the Ahn trio and it has become one of my all time favorites. The originality of their selections, many of which were written specifically for them, is remarkable. Modern, melodious music, passionately played by this team. Among the many great pieces on this recording is an early work by Leonard Bernstein that is exciting, playful and serious. I like every work on the disc, especially the haunting theme from the movie, The Piano. Highly recommended!" Report Abuse
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