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THE VERDEHR TRIO, an acknowledged leader in the field of new music, for nearly 40 years has concentrated on molding and defining the personality of the violin-clarinet-piano trio. The Trio has created a large repertoire by commissioning over 225 new works from some of the world’s most prominent and exciting composers– known and unknown, young and old, from this country and abroad. These efforts are entitled The Making of a Medium because, in a real sense, this is what has happened over the years. 
      A few earlier trios by Bartok, Stravinsky, Milhaud, Khachaturian, Berg, and Ives showed the potential tonal and musical possibilities of this grouping. Now, with more than 200 works in this genre, the violin-clarinet-piano trio has become a viable chamber music medium whose substantial literature may be recognized together with other major mediums as the piano trio, woodwind and brass quintets, and the piano quartet. To round out its repertoire with Classical and Romantic works, the Trio has rediscovered as well as transcribed 18th and 19th century pieces for inclusion in its concert programs.
      The Verdehr Trio has performed throughout the world: in 58 countries, including the former Soviet Union, in South and Central America, as well as in Asia, Australia and all 50 of the United States. Among major concert halls where the Trio has appeared are Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Library of Congress, Vienna’s Brahmssaal, Sydney Opera House, London’s Wigmore Hall, Auditorio de Madrid, Dvorak Hall in Prague, IRCAM Centre in Paris and Leningrad’s Philharmonic Chamber Hall. The Trio has also played at various international festivals – the Spoleto Festival, Prague Spring Festival, the Vienna Spring Festival, the Warsaw Autumn Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. The Trio has received a Creative Programming Award from Chamber Music America. 
      A parallel project to the Crystal CD recordings of the new works created for the Trio is The Making of a Medium Video Series, consisting of 10 half-hour programs with interviews and discussions by composers and performers as well as a complete performance of each work. Hosted by Martin Bookspan and Peter Schickele, these are available in a variety of video formats from the Instructional Media Center at Michigan State University. Another project, The Making of a Medium Music Publishing Series, has been started in cooperation with the MSU Press, to help disseminate the repertoire as well as information about the Trio’s CD recordings and videos.
      The Verdehr Trio is in residence at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. An article about the Trio appears in the new Groves Dictionary of Music.

WALTER VERDEHR was born in Gottschee, Yugoslavia and received his first violin instruction at the Conservatory of Music in Graz, Austria. A student at The Juilliard School, he was the first violinist to receive the doctorate there and as a Fulbright Scholar, he studied at the Vienna Academy of Music. He has taught at the International Congress of Strings faculty and at Michigan State University where he is Professor of Music and recently received the Distinguished Faculty Award. He has made numerous appearances as soloist with orchestras (Houston Symphony, orchestras in Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, California, Czechoslovakia, and Turkey) and in solo and chamber music recitals in the U.S. and Europe. The London Times wrote that “his performance was sweeping and vigorous.” The Vienna Express said that “he is a perfect violinist with beautiful blossoming tone and noble musicality.” He has served on the juries for the Naumburg and Prague Spring International violin competitions and has made solo recordings for Crystal, Golden Crest Records, and NET-TV. He performs on the ex “Stephens-Verdehr” Stradivarius of 1690.

ELSA LUDEWIG-VERDEHR studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and at the Eastman School where she received a Performer’s Certificate and the DMA degree. She has performed, lectured, and given master classes at numerous national and international Clarinet Congresses and for several years was a participant in the Marlboro Music Festivals and touring groups. She has appeared frequently in the U.S., Canada, and abroad as a recitalist, clinician, and soloist with orchestras and as principal clarinetist of the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra. As a member of the Richards Wind Quintet, she played in more than half of the United States, Canada, and at the White House. She was recently awarded a Distinguished University Professorship at Michigan State University and her students occupy numerous university and orchestral positions throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has solo recordings on Grenadilla and Mark labels. Her playing has been called “distinguished and musical” by the NY Times. The Boston Globe noted her “musical tone and elegant sense of phrasing” while the Chicago Tribune wrote of her “virtuosity of a most compelling sort.” In 2007 she was awarded honorary membership in the International Clarinet Society for her “lifetime achievements as a performer and teacher.”

SILVIA ROEDERER was born in Argentina, but her musical training began in the U.S. After graduating from the Eastman School with high honors, she completed her doctoral degree as a student of John Perry at the University of Southern California. She is currently Professor of Music at Western Michigan University, where she serves as Chair of the Keyboard Area, teaches piano, chamber music, pedagogy, and coordinates graduate assistant teaching. A winner of several important competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, she has appeared as soloist with the Denver Symphony Orchestra and the Jacksonville (FL) Symphony Orchestra. Her Los Angeles debut was an acclaimed recital at the prestigious Ambassador Auditorium, where her “control, introspective poise, and elegantly pointed phrases” drew special praise from the Los Angeles Times. In addition to her appearances with the Verdehr Trio, her performing career in the last decade has revolved around chamber music – as duo pianist with her husband Leslie Tung and as collaborator with her colleagues at Western Michigan University.

VERDEHR TRIO DISCOGRAPHY

Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludwig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Silvia Roederer, Piano.

Volumes 1 through 10 have Gary Kirkpatrick on piano.  Volume 11 has Kathryn Brown on piano and Volume 12 has Kim Schmidt and Gary Kirkpatrick on piano.  The rest have Silvia Roederer on piano.
 
The Verdehrs have commissioned over 200 works by  the most important composers in the world for the violin-clarinet-piano trio, thus effectively creating this medium. Complementing this repertoire, the Trio transcribes works from earlier periods. The Making of a Medium is a continuing project. The recordings have brought critical acclaim for the music and the Verdehr Trio. "A true ensemble of outstanding players who have obvious love for the music." -- American Record Guide

 CD741: The Making of a Medium, Vol. 1.  Verdehr Trio Mozart, Trio in D Major, K381; Frescobaldi: Canzoni a Due; Alan Hovhaness: Lake Samish, op. 415; Thomas Pasatieri: Theatrepieces; Bela Bartok: Contrasts. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano.    “...recommended.” Fanfare UPC 009414774125 ORDER NOW


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Mozart Trio:  Mvt 1 (Allegro)   Mvt 2 (Andante)   Mvt 3(Allegro molto)   Hovhaness Lake Samish:  Mvt 1(Andante-Fugue)   Mvt 2(Allegro)   Mvt 3   Mvt 4   Mvt 5   
Frescobaldi:  Canzoni  No. 2   No. 5    Pasatieri: Theatrepieces  No. 1  No. 2   No. 3    Bartok: Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3

 

 

 

 

CD742: The Making of a Medium, Vol. 2. Verdehr Trio Ned Rorem: The End of Summer; Thea Musgrave: Pierrot; Thomas Christian David: Schubertiade; Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 (arr Zearott); Jan Vanhal: Trio in Eb. “It really has been a pleasure to make this unusual and unusually good trio's [recorded] acquaintance.” Fanfare UPC 009414774224 ORDER NOW

 
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Vanhal Trio:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Grazioso)   Mvt 3(Allegretto)     Rorem End of Summer: Mvt 1(Capriccio)  Mvt 2(Fant)  Mvt 3(Mazurka)    David: Schubertiade    Musgrave: Pierrot  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3  Mvt 4  Mvt 5  Mvt 6  Mvt 7  Mvt 8    Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13


 

 CD743: The Making of a Medium, Vol. 3. Verdehr Trio Gunther Schuller: A Trio Setting; William Averitt: Tripartita; Nathan Currier: Adagio & Variations. Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. Third volume in a series of commissions of a veritable Who's Who of composers. "A true ensemble of outstanding players who have obvious love for the music."  American Record Guide.  UPC 009414774323 ORDER NOW

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Schuller Trio:  Mvt 1(Fast and Explosive)  Mvt 2(Slow and dreamy)  Mvt 3(Allegretto Scherzando)  Mvt 4(Molto Agitato)    Averitt Tripartita: Mvt 1(Elaborations)   Mvt 2
(Dances)   Mvt 3(Blues with Variations)    Currier: Adagio & Variations



CD744: The Making of a Medium, Vol. 4. Verdehr Trio Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. Peter Dickinson: Hymns, Rags and Blues (1985); Karel Husa: Sonata a Tre (1982); Don Freund: Triomusic (1980); James Niblock: Trio (1980). UPC 009414774422 ORDER NOW

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Dickinson Hymns, Rags and Blues:  Mvt 1(Intro)   Mvt 2(Rag & cadenzas)   Mvt 3(Blues)   Mvt 4(Rag & Cadenzas)   Mvt 5(Blues)   Mvt 6
(Rag)    Husa: Sonata  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Freund: Triomusic  Part I   Part II   Niblock: Trio  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4

 

  

CD745: The Making of a Medium, Vol. 5. Verdehr Trio Alexander Arutiunian: Suite; Thomas Christian David: Triple Concerto (with the Tonkünstler Orchestra); Peter Sculthorpe: Dream Tracks; Peter Schickele: Serenade for Three.
UPC 009414774521 ORDER NOW

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Arutiunian Suite:  Mvt 1(Lento)   Mvt 2(Allegretto)   Mvt 3(Adagio)   Mvt 4(Allegro non troppo)    Sculthorpe: Dream Tracks    Schikele: Serenade  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   
David: Triple Concerto  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3

 

  

CD746: The Making of a Medium, Vol 6. Verdehr Trio David Diamond: Trio & Violin Sonata; Peter Sculthorpe: Night-Song and From Nourlangie; John Corigliano: Violin Sonata UPC 009414774620 ORDER NOW

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Sculthorpe:  Night Song
    From Nourlangie     Diamond Sonata: Mvt 1(Adagio;Allegro)   Mvt 2(Molto Vivo)     Diamond Trio: Mvt 1(Allegretto)   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4    Corigliano: Sonata  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3  Mvt 4

 

   CD747: Music of James Niblock, Vol. 7. Verdehr Trio Il Penseroso e Allegro, Terzina, Medieval Suite, Palindrome, Paganiana, MSU Fight Song UPC 009414774729 ORDER NOW

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Il Penseroso e Allegro
     Terzina:  Mvt 1(Presto)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Allegro)    Medieval Suite: Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Andante)   Mvt 4(Adagio; Allegro Molto)    Trio in B-Flat: Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Molto Presto)    Palindrome    Paganiana    MSU Fight Song

 

 

 CD748: TRIPLE CONCERTOs by David Ott and William Wallace, Vol. 8. The Verdehr Trio with Solista di Praga and the Janacek Philharmonic, Leon Gregorian and Jack Bowman, conductors.  UPC 009414774828 ORDER NOW

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Ott Triple Concerto:  Mvt 1
(Andante)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Allegro)    Wallace Triple Concerto:  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Moderato)   Mvt 3(Allegro)

 

  

CD749: TRIO WITH ORCHESTRA. Music by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Thomas Christian David, Vol. 9.
The Verdehr Trio with Solisti di Praga, the Janacek Philharmonic, and the Michigan State University Wind Symphony; Leon Gregorian, Jack Bowman, and Kenneth Bloomquist, conductors. UPC 009414774927 ORDER NOW

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Skrowaczewski Triple Concerto:  Mvt 1
(Misterioso)   Mvt 2(Aria)   Mvt 3(Presto)   Mvt 4(Adagio)   Mvt 5(Finale)    David: Carmen  Mvt 1(Intro: Allegro Moderato)   Mvt 2(Moderato)   Mvt 3(Lento Assai)   Mvt 4(Allegro Moderato)   Mvt 5(Moderato)    David: Sinfonia  Mvt 1(Adagio-Allegro)   Mvt 2(Intermezzo)   Mvt 3(Presto)

 

CD940: The Making of a Medium, Vol. 10. Verdehr Trio Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Verdehr, Clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, Piano. Beethoven: Trio, op. 6; Tchaikovsky: Meditation; Max Bruch: Trio, op. 83, numbers 6 & 7; Libby Larsen: Slang; Jacob Druckman: Glint; William Bolcom: Trio for Clarinet, Violin, & Piano. UPC 009414794024 ORDER NOW

“The Verdehr Trio perforns with energy, passion anbd above all, total commitment.” Australian Clarinet and Sasophone  (Brian Catchlove)

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Beethoven Trio:  Mvt 1  (Allegro molto)   Mvt 2  (Moderato)    Bruch Trio: Mvt 1  (Nocturne)   Mvt 2  (Allegro vivace)     Larsen: Slang    Druckman: Glint    Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher    Bolcom: Trio  Mvt 1(Twist of Fate)   Mvt 2(Mazurka)   Mvt 3(Apotheosis)   Mvt 4(Dithyramb)

 

CD941: SPANNING THE 20th CENTURY, Vol. 11. Verdehr Trio The Verdehr Trio: Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Kathryn Brown, piano. Gian Carlo Menotti: Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; Max Bruch: Two Pieces, op. 83, no. 8 & 4; Dinos Constantinides: The Oracle at Delphi; Jon Deak: Lad, a Dog: The Trio. This is volume 11 of the Verdehr's Making of a Medium series. This is one of Menotti's last works.  UPC 009414794123 ORDER NOW

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 (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button) Constantinides: Oracle at Delphi    Menotti Trio:  Mvt 1  (Capriccio)  Mvt 2  (Romanza)  Mvt 3  (Envoi)   Bruch Two Pieces: No. 8  (Moderato)  No. 4 (Allegro agitato)   Deak: Lad, a Dog   Part 1   Part 2



 

CD942: AMERICAN IMAGES, Vol. 12. Verdehr Trio Paul Chihara, Trio; David Diamond, Duo for Violin & Clarinet; Marc Satterwhite, Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones; Jonathan Kramer, Serbelloni Serenade; John Biggs, Medieval Dance Suite; Donald Erb, Sunlit Peaks and Dark Valleys.  This is volume 12 of the Making of a Medium series. UPC 009414794222  ORDER NOW

“A work full of luscious harmonies, colours and bittersweet melodies typical of Tchaikovsky“ Australian Clarinet and Saxophone (Diana Tolmie)

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Chihara Trio:  Mvt 1 (Andante)   Mvt 2 (Moderato)  Mvt 3 (Moderato)    Diamond: Duo   Satterwhite:  Time Considered   Kramer: Serbelloni Serenade   Biggs: Medieval Dance Suite   Erb Sunlit Peaks:  Mvt 1    Mvt 2 (Childrens Song)   Mvt 3

CD943: AMERICAN IMAGES 2, Vol. 13. Verdehr Trio Sebastian Currier: Verge; Joan Tower: Rain Waves; George Gershwin/William Brohn: I Got Variations; Dan Welcher: Phaedrus; John Biggs: Renaissance Bouquet; Charles Hoag: Sweet Melancholy (lost your dolly) SlowDrag Rag.        
The Verdehr Trio Violin: Walter Verdehr, Clarinet: Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Piano: Silvia Roederer, piano. This is volume 13 of the Making of a Medium series, in which the Verdehr Trio presents some of the 130 new works that it has commissioned from many of the world's most prominent composers.

    Sebastian Currier teaches at Columbia University in NYC, Joan Tower from NYC lives in Hartford Conn.; William David Brohn is a renowned orchestrator and arranger for Broadway shows in NYC; Dan Welcher teaches at University of Texas at Austin; John Biggs lives in Ventura, California; Charles Hoag is professor of music at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. UPC 009414794321 ORDER NOW

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Currier Verge:  Mvt 1(fast)  Mvt 2(slow)   Mvt 3(mechanical)   Mvt 4(dark)   Mvt 5(light)  Mvt 6(fractured)  Mvt 7(too much)  Mvt 8(too little)  Mvt 9(calm)    Tower: Rain Waves    Brohn: Variations    Welcher Phaedrus:  Mvt 1(Apollo's Lyre)  Mvt 2(Dionysus' Dream)    Biggs: Renaissance Bouquet    Hoag: Sweet Melancholy

 CD944: AUSTRIAN IMAGES, Vol. 14. Verdehr Trio Iván Erod, Trio, op. 59*; Thomas Christian David, Trios Numbers 1, 2, and 3**; Gottfried von Einem, Verdehr-Trio, op. 97*. 

Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer* and Gary Kirkpatrick**, piano. This is volume 14 of the Making of a Medium series
. UPC 009414794420 ORDER NOW
 
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Erod Trio:  Mvt 1(Transitions)  Mvt 2(Variations)    David Trio No. 1:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Presto)    von Einem Trio:  Mvt 1(Etwas bewegter)  Mvt 2(Unruhig)  Mvt 3(Gemessen)  Mvt 4(Sturmisch)    David Trio No. 2:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Aria)  Mvt 3(Presto)    David Trio No. 3:  Mvt 1(Vivace)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Moderato)

CD945: Double Concertos for Violin and Clarinet, Vol. 15. Verdehr Trio by William Wallace, Dinos Constantinides, and James Niblock. Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Kirk Trevor, Conductor; Slovak Radio Orchestra, Jiri Tomasek, Conductor.
        This is the 15th CD in the Verdehr Trio's recordings of works they have commissioned, mostly for the trio combination of violin, clarinet, and piano. This CD features the violin and clarinet. Strad Magazine called their series "Remarkable collection by a remarkable ensemble"
and the American Record Guide said "Brilliant in every department." The Verdehrs teach at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
UPC 009414794529 ORDER NOW

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Wallace Concerto:  Mvt 1
(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Allegro vivace)    Constantinides Concerto of Psalms: Mvt 1(From the Heart)  Mvt 2(Eternal Song)  Mvt 3(Paean)    Niblock Concerto:  Mvt 1(Allegro moderato)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Allegro)

File written by Adobe Photoshop® 4.0CD946: INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS, Vol. 16. Verdehr Trio Jennifer Higdon: Dash; Gernot Wolfgang: Reflections; Bright Sheng: Tibetan Dance; Stephen Chatman: Trio; Wolfgang Rihm: Gesangstück. 

This CD is volume 16 of the Making of a Medium series by the Verdehr Trio, which has commissioned more than 200 works for the violin, clarinet, piano ensemble. The Trio and the composers on this CD are a vibrant part of the international community. Performers in the Verdehr Trio are Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; and Silvia Roederer, piano. UPC 009414794628  ORDER NOW

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Higdon: Dash    Wolfgang:  Reflections    Sheng:  Tibetan Dance:  Prelude  
Song   Tibetan Dance    Chatman:  Trio:  Scales   Blues   Dance    Rihm:  Gesangstück


CD947: American Images 3: The Michigan Connection, Vol. 17. Verdehr Trio Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Silvia Roederer, Piano. David Liptak: Commedia; Arnold Black/William Bolcom: Envio; Robert Mann: Katchi-Katchi; Charles Ruggiero: Collage; James Hartway: Five Postcards (from Michigan).

           
For over 30 years the Verdehr Trio has been commissioning, performing, and recording new works for violin, clarinet, and piano. Fanfare Magazine has said "the breadth of these commissions is amazing" and Strad Magazine says "the quality of the results is astonishingly high." The group is in-residence at Michigan State University and tours worldwide regularly. This CD features composers with whom the Verdehr Trio has had connections in Michigan. UPC 009414794727   ORDER NOW

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Liptak:  Commedia   Mvt. 1   Mvt.2   Mvt.3   Mvt.4   
Black/Bolcom: Envoi    Mann: Katchi-Katchi    Ruggiero:  Collage    Hartway:  five postcards:  motor city   carillon tower   the falls   mysterious dunes   fudge island    Curtis-Smith:  Trio  Mvt.1   Mvt.2   Mvt. 3


 CD948: The Making of a Medium “Music from Down Under” Vol. 18. Verdehr Trio Peter Sculthorpe: Baltimore Songlines; Barry Conyngham: Playground; Douglas Knehans: Rivé; Richard Mills: Four Miniatures; Christopher Marshall: Three Aspects of Spring.
            The Verdehr Trio – Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer, piano – is an acknowledged leader in the field of new music. This is the 18th CD in “The Making of a Medium” series, in which the Verdehr Trio has recorded more than 60 premiere recordings, a part of over 200 works that the group has commissioned. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing.” Fanfare. The quality of the results is astonishingly high.” STRAD Magazine. This CD features music written for the group by composers from Australia and New Zealand.
UPC 009414794826  
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Sculthorpe: Baltimore Songlines    Conyngham: Playground    Knehans: rive    Mills: Four Miniatures  Lento   Allegro   Adagio   Presto    Marshall: Three Aspects of Spring  October Idyll   Bushwalk   Synergy

CD949 & CD970: AMERICAN IMAGES 4 & 5, Verdehr Trio. These two CDs are volumes 19 and 20 of the Making of a Medium series by the Verdehr Trio – Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer, piano. The Trio has commissioned over 225 works by some of the world’s most prominent composers. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing” (Fanfare). “The quality of the results is astonishingly high” (Strad)

CD949: Ricardo Lorenz: Compass Points; Kevin Puts: Three Nocturnes; August Read Thomas: Dancing Helix Rituals; Lee Hoiby: Rock Valley Trio; Stefan Freund: Triodances. UPC 009414794925    ORDER NOW

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Lorenz: Compass Points  Verde que te quiero Verdehr   In memoriam Robert Avalon   Scherzarengue    Puts: Three Nocturnes   Con moto   Flowing; non troppo lento   Molto adagio    Thomas: Dancing Helix Rituals    Hoiby:  Rock Valley Trio    Freund: Triodances   Freunuet and (Verdehr) Trio   Pastorale   Tarantelly   (To return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button.)


CD970: Margaret Brouwer: Trio; Roberto Sierra: Recordando una Melodia Olvidada; Gernot Woflgang: Sketchbook; William Wallace: Sonata a Tre. UPC 009414797025   ORDER NOW

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Brouwer Trio:  Mvmt I Joyful Moment   Mvmt II Reverie   Mvmt III Escaping    Sierra: Recordando una melodia olvidada    Wolfgang Sketch Book: Green Island    Night Breeze   Chromatic Train    Wallace Sonata a Tre:  Mvmt I  Allegro  Mvmt II  Andante semplice   Mvmt III  Dance   
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CD971: VERDEHR TRIO, American Images 6 – The Making of a Medium vol 21. Elsa Ludwig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Walter Verdehr, Violin; Silvia Roederer, Piano. 

Michael Daugherty, Ladder to the Moon; Pamela Madsen, Sea Change 1; Gerald Cohen, Variously Blue; Evan Chambers, Thorn and Flare.  UPC 009414797124.   ORDER NOW     

The Verdehr Trio has commissioned and performed over 225 new works. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing.” – Fanfare. “The quality of the results is astonishly high.” – Strad Magazine.

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Daugherty: Ladder to the Moon  Night, New York
   Looking Up    Madsen: Sea Change 1    Cohen: Variously Blue    Chambers: Thorn and Fire    Flesher: Three Segments  Burlesque    Valse Lente    Energico

 

CD972: VERDEHR TRIO, American Images 7 – The Making of a Medium vol 22. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Walter Verdehr, Violin; Silvia Roederer, Piano. 

Jere Hutcheson, Rondo Brillante and Nocturnes of the Inferno; Pamela Madsen, Sea Change 2; George Gershwin, Promenade.  UPC 009414797223.   ORDER NOW

The Verdehr Trio has commissioned and performed over 22 new works. Featured on this CD are several firsts and lasts for the Verdehr Trio. The two Hutcheson works were the first works commissioned by the Trio, both written within the first five yesrs of the Trio’s founding in 1972. The last major commissioned work was David Winkler’s Warhol Appassionata. George Gershwin’s Promenade, the final piece on the CD, was the last piece performed by the Trio, as an encore on their final concert March 28, 2015 in Leon, Mexico, the 58th country in which the Trio had performed during its 43-year tenure.

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Hutcheson  Rondo Brillante   
Madsen  Sea Change 2   Winkler  Warhol Appassionata  Mvmt I  Molto espressivo   Mvmt II  Adagio   Mvmt III  Allegro, Energico     Hutcheson  Nocturnes of the Inferno   Cries and Murmurs   In a Dream   Night Creatures    Gershwin   Promenade

 

CD973– DOUBLE CONCERTOS FOR VIOLIN AND CLARINET; Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet.  UPC 009414797322     ORDER NOW     

Richard Mills, Duo Concertante (Taipei Symphony, Richard Mills conducting): Stephen Chatman, Concerto for Clarinet, Violin, and Orchestra (Las Cruces Symphony, Lonnie Klein conducting); Paul Chihara, Love Music: Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra (Slovak Radio Orchestra, Kirk Trevor conducting); Thomas Christian David, Sonate für Klarinette und Violine  (Duo-Sonate Nr. 2)

Walter Verdehr and Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr have become legends for their 225 commissions and thousands of concerts with the Verdehr Trio. This CD shows some of their remarkable performances together as a Duo.

The Verdehr Trio has commissioned and performed over 225 new works. “The breadth of these commissions is amazing.” – Fanfare. “The quality of the results is astonishly high.” – Strad Magazine.

CD973 Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown. (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)
Mills  Duo Concertante   I. Lento-Allegro   II. Lento calmo   III. Presto
    Chatman  Concerto for Clarinet, Violin, and Orchestra  I. The shapes arise!   II. Sound your voice!   III. With love, with love   IV. Joy! Joy! All over joy    Chihara  Love Music: Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, and Orchestra  I. Moderato, con fantasia   II. Moderato cantabile   III. Allegro furioso    David  Sonate fűr Klarinette und Violine  I. Preludium   II. March and Variations

 

CD974 – INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS 2. The Verdehr Trio. Walter Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet; Silvia Roederer, Piano.  UPC 009414797421     ORDER NOW     

Nicolas Bacri, A Smiling Suite; Yang Liqing, Trio; Peter Dickinson, Celebration Trio; Jonathan Harvey, Clarinet Trio; Wolfram Wagner, Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; Kam Kee Yong, And the Fallen Petals; Guido López Gavilan, Como un Antiguo bolero... Peter Sculthorpe, Reef Singing.

This CD, along with International Connections, CD946, features some of the most well-known international composers. This CD974 showcases composers from France, China, England, Austria, Malaysia, Cuba, and Australia. It is truly a feast of some of the best international composers. “The Verdehr Trio seems to have had an uncanny knack in commissioning works only from composers who are first rate...Given the nice variety of styles covered in the eight beautifully written works in this recital, and the fact that the performances and recording match the high standard in the earlier volumes of Crystal’s Making of a Medium series, this disc is self-recommending.” Fanfare (David DeBoor Canfield)

CD974 Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown.
(to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)  Bacri: A Smiling Suite  I. Capriccio   II. Menuet lent   III. Gavotte   IV. Air   V. Fuga diatonica  Liqing: Trio     Dickinson:  Celebration Trio  I. Fugue   II. Lullaby   III. Dance     Harvey: Clarinet Trio     Wagner:  Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano  I. Prelude   II. Scherzo: Canon   III. Intermezzo   IV. Finale     Yong: And the Fallen Petals     Gavilán: Como un antiguo bolero     Sculthorpe: Reef_Singing

 

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