Beaux Arts Trio / Baker Rochberg Rorem: Piano Trios (1994)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 253 MB
This is a very rare gathering of American piano trios, each of which significantly adds to the repertoire of 20th-century chamber music. Rorem's Spring Music
(1990) is an intimate yet energetic encounter with both tonality and atonality, affectionately played by the Beaux Arts group. Baker's Roots II
(1992) is a five-movement suite with hints of the composer's African musical roots: here you will find intimations of jazz, blues, ragtime, spirituals, calypso, field hollers, and work songs. Rochberg's Summer 1990
is his Piano Trio No. 3. It's a heartfelt work based on a trip he made to Russia in 1990.