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Legacies: Piano Trios by Zwilich, Pärt, Kirchner & Silverman
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Arvo Part, Leon Kirchner
Legacies: Piano Trios by Zwilich, Pärt, Kirchner & Silverman
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
This is a fascinating collection of varied contemporary chamber music. Zwilich's Trio is written with her typical blend of romanticism and challenging modernism; it's a very satisfying piece. The work by Pärt is a Mozart...  more »

     
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This is a fascinating collection of varied contemporary chamber music. Zwilich's Trio is written with her typical blend of romanticism and challenging modernism; it's a very satisfying piece. The work by Pärt is a Mozart piano movement, rescored with a kind of running meditative commentary. While I usually like Kirchner's music very much, his Trio is a spiky piece I haven't penetrated yet. Silverman's music is jazzy modernism, very entertaining. As you would expect from this all-star trio, the performances are full of life. Anyone who likes 20th-century music is bound to find at least one piece to love here. --Leslie Gerber
 

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Zwilich superb, the rest mediocre
Stuart Bloom | 03/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard the Zwilich trio a dozen or so years ago when the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson group played it in a series of inaugural performances. I was blown away by it. This disc is a pleasant reminder of that experience. This work is worth hearing if you have any interest at all in late-20th century serious Americal music.The other works are much less interesting. But the disc is worth the price simply for the Zwilich."