Orion #20-Granados, Klein & Martinu

Gotham Trio
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Granados, Klein and Martinu: Chamber Music

The Gotham Trio:
Nanette Levi, violin
William Henry, cello
Leonard Klein, piano

Enrique Granados - Trio Op. 50
This trio was written when Granados was in his late twenties. The first performance was so enthusiastically received that two of the movements had to be repeated. The work is based largely on native Spanish folk songs.

Leonard Klein - Trio (1975)
The Trio has rhythmic patterns drawn from American speech. These are combined with certain sounds that are peculiar to stringed instruments. The piano maintains, for the most part, a contrapuntal texture. The form is a free association of musical ideas.

Bohuslav Martinu - Trio (Cinq pièces brèves)
Within the space of only ten days in May 1930, Martinu wrote this unusual work. It is said that the composer himself was surprised at the ease and fluency with which the trio took shape, commenting on it in his usual manner. "I don't know how I came to compose the Trio; suddenly as though it were the work of another hand, I wrote something entirely new."

Catalog: MAR 3120
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Track Listing

Enrique Granados: Trio, Op. 50
1. I. Poco allegro con espressione
2. II. Scherzetto (Listen)
3. III. Duetto - Andante con molto espressione
4. IV. Finale: Allegretto molto

Leonard Klein: Trio (1975)
5. I. Fast
6. II. Like a Dirge
7. III. Fast

Bohuslav Martinu: Trio (Cinq pièces brèves)
8. I. Allegro moderato
9. II. Adagio
10. III. Allegro
11. IV. Allegro moderato (Listen)
12. V. Allegro con brio

Total playing time: 47:15

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