Ahn-plugged / Ahn Trio

Release Date: 7/27/2012
Catalog Number: 570222A
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ahn Trio
Number of Discs: 1

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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 aware of every flicker of youthful promise.

-- BBC Music Magazine
Works on This Recording
1. Enrico IV: Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Performer: Maria Ahn (Cello), Lucia Ahn (Piano), Angella Ahn (Violin), Matthew Gold (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1984 ; Argentina
2. Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano by Leonard Bernstein
Performer: Lucia Ahn (Piano), Maria Ahn (Cello), Angella Ahn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; USA
3. The Diamond World by Eric Ewazen
Performer: Lucia Ahn (Piano), Brian Resnick (Drum Set), Angella Ahn (Violin), Maria Ahn (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1996 ; Argentina
4. The Piano: The Heart Asks for Pleasure First by Michael Nyman
Performer: Lucia Ahn (Piano), Maria Ahn (Cello), Angella Ahn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993 ; England
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
6. Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Percussion by Kenji [Composer] Bunch
Performer: Lucia Ahn (Piano), Maria Ahn (Cello), Angella Ahn (Violin), Matthew Gold (Percussion), Brian Resnick (Drum Set)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1996 ; USA
7. Slow Dance by Kenji [Composer] Bunch
Performer: Lucia Ahn (Piano), Maria Ahn (Cello), Angella Ahn (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1996 ; USA
8. Las estaciones porteñas (4): Primavera porteña by Astor Piazzolla
Performer: Matthew Gold (Percussion), Lucia Ahn (Piano), Brian Resnick (Drum Set), Angella Ahn (Violin), Maria Ahn (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ahn Trio
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1970 ; Argentina
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