Crystal Records Violin Recordings

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CD302-scan-for-iTunesCD302: STRAVINSKY, Suites from Pulcinella, Firebird, Fairy’s Kiss, Apollo, Mavra, & Petroushka. All for violin & piano (Stravinsky’s own arrangements). ERNST TOCH: Violin Sonata. Eudice Shapiro, violin; Ralph Berkowitz, piano. “Recording of Special Merit.” Stereo Review. “Sensationally good.” San Francisco Chronicle
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Stravinsky Suite:
  Mvt 1(Introductione)   Mvt 2(Serenata)   Mvt 3(Tarantella)   Mvt 4(Gavotta)   Mvt 5(Minuetto)    Apollon musagete: Danse    Firebird Suite: Berceuse    Scherzo     Mavra: Parasha’s Aria     Le baiser de la fee: Ballad    Petrouchka: Danse russe    Sonata  Mvt 1(Allegro non troppo)   Mvt 2(Adagio non troppo)   Mvt 3(Allegro giocoso)

CD511-scan-for-iTunes CD511: HAYDN AND MENDELSSOHN Double Concertos for Violin, Piano, and String Orchestra. Sidney Weiss, Violin; Jeanne Weiss, Piano; with members Los Angeles Philharmonic. Sidney Weiss was concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic. “...both works are intimate but lovely, and the Weiss team superb.”Audio Magazine UPC 009414751126    BUY NOW

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Mendelssohn Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)   Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Allegro molto)   Haydn Concerto: Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Largo)  Mvt 3 (Allegro)

CD514-scan-for-iTunesCD514: ROMANTIC VIOLIN CONCERTOS OF THE 20th CENTURY. Walter Verdehr, Violin. Concertos for Violin and Orchestra by Samuel Barber, Gian-Carlo Menotti, and Alexander Arutiunian. The Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic conducted by Kirk Trevor and Leon Gregorian. Walter Verdehr, renowned for his work with the Verdehr Trio, which has commissioned over 110 new works by most of the biggest-name composers in the world, has been a featured soloist throughout the world. He is on faculty of Michigan State University in East Lansing. UPC 009414751423    BUY NOW

Sound samples (uses RealPlayer) Click on the link to hear up to one minute of the movement shown. Menotti Concerto:  Mvt 1(Allegro moderato)   Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Allegro vivace)    Arutiunian Concerto: Mvt 1(Andante sostenuto)  Mvt 2(Allegretto)  Mvt 3  Mvt 4    Barber: Concerto  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Presto in moto)

CD631 scan for iTunes 1400 CD631: SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO. Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, and Lowndes Maury. Copland: Sonata for Violin and Piano; Ives: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano; Lowndes Maury: Sonata in Memory of the Korean War Dead. Myron Sandler, Violin; Lowndes Maury, Piano.
The Violin Sonatas by Copland and Ives are standards in the literature, with their beauty and Americana elements. Lowndes Maury was a respected and active composer for films and TV shows. His Sonata is a powerful statement about the tragedy of war.
      Myron Sandler founded and was first violinist with the Mallory String Quartet, which toured Europe and the United States. He was a prominent movie studio violinist in Los Angeles, and taught at California State University Northridge for over 30 years.
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Beethoven  Sonata No. 9, op 47 “Kreutzer”  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Franck  Sonata in A Major  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4

CD633 scan Epson 008CD633: VIOLIN SONATAS by Edward Elgar, William Walton, & Richard Strauss. The Weiss Duo: Sidney Weiss, Violin; Jeanne Weiss, Piano. Sidney Weiss was concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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Elgar Sonata:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Romance)  Mvt 3(Allegro non troppo)    Walton Sonata:  Mvt 1(Allegro tranquillo)  Mvt 2(Variazioni)    Strauss Sonata: Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Improvisation)  Mvt 3(Finale)

CD634-scan-for-iTunesCD634: SIDNEY HARTH, VIOLIN.  With Ward Davenny, Piano. Leos Janacek: Sonata for Violin and Piano; Ernest Bloch: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano; Carlton Gamer: Sonata for Violin and Piano. A stunning recording by Sidney Harth, who has been concertmaster with the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles Philharmonics. “...a fine recital.” Fanfare UPC 009414763426   BUY NOW

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Janacek Sonata:
  Mvt 1(Con moto)  Mvt 2(Ballada)  Mvt 3(Allegretto)    Bloch: Sonata (Po_(r)r)me Mystique)    Gamer Sonata:  Mvt 1(Moderato)  Mvt 2(Allegro)  Mvt 3(Lento)  Mvt 4(Presto)

CD741 cover 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    BUY 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 coverCD742: 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    BUY 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 cover 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   BUY 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 coverCD744: 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    BUY 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 coverCD745: 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.
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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 coverCD746: 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    BUY 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 scan Epson 036 CD747: Music of James Niblock, Vol. 7. Verdehr Trio Il Penseroso e Allegro, Terzina, Medieval Suite, Palindrome, Paganiana, MSU Fight Song UPC 009414774729    BUY 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 cover 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    BUY 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 coverCD749: 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    BUY 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)


CD771-scan-for-iTunesCD771: HORN IN TRIOS. Brahms: Trio op. 40, for Violin, Horn, and Piano; Reinecke: Trio, op. 274, for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano; Duvernoy: Trio No. 1, for Clarinet, Horn, and Piano. Jose Zarzo, horn; Victor Parra, violin; Radovan Cavallin, clarinet; Juan Francisco Parra, piano. All are members of Ensemble Isola, made up of principals of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, which has established a reputation of being Spain’s premier symphony orchestra. UPC 009414777126  BUY NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and details.

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Brahms Trio:  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Scherzo)  Mvt 3(Adagio)  Mvt 4(Finale)    Reinecke Trio:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Ein Marchen)  Mvt 3 (Scherzo)  Mvt 4(Finale)    Duvernoy Trio:  Mvt 1(Adagio)  Mvt 2(Allegretto)

CD803-scanCD803: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS   vol. 3. Majnun Symphony (Symphony No. 24). National Philharmonic of London, Alan Hovhaness conducting; John Alldis Choir; Martyn Hill, tenor; John Wilbraham, solo trumpet; Sidney Sax, solo violin.
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Magnum:
  Part One    Part Two

CD825 cover for catalogCD825 – SILVER and GOLD, Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, Oboe; Noah Bendix-Balgley, Violin; Meng Wang, Viola; William Caballero, Horn; David Premo, Cello; Marina Schmidt Lupinacci, Piano; Rodrigo Ojeda, Piano.
            Alexander Wunderer, Sonata in B minor for Oboe and Piano, op. 3; Carl Reinecke, Trio in A minor for Oboe, Horn, and Piano, op. 188; Malcolm Arnold, Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, op. 61; Michael Moricz, Three Consequences for Four Players (Oboe, Horn, Cello, Piano).  UPC 009414782526 
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Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida has been principal oboe with the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1991. All the players on this CD are or were principals in the Pittsburgh Symphony. Noah Bendix-Balgley was recently appointed First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. DeAlmeida was called “hands down one of the best players in the world” in a review in the American Record Guide of her first Crystal solo CD.

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Wunderer:  Sonata in B minor   I. Andante   II. Tempo giusto   III. Adagio ma non troppo   IV. Presto    Reinecke:  Trio in A minor   I. Allegro moderato   II. Scherzo: Molto vivace   III. Adagio   IV. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo    Arnold: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello   I. Allegro non troppo   II. Allegretto   III. Vivace con brio    Moricz:  Three Consequences for Four Players  I. Allegro deciso   II. Valse lente   III. Allegro giocoso

 

CD835-scan-for-iTunesCD835: CHAUSSON, LECLAIR, DEBUSSY.  The Weiss Duo: Sidney Weiss, Violin; Jeanne Weiss, Piano; with the Coup D’Archet Quartet. Ernest Chausson: Concerto, op. 21, for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet; Jean Marie Leclair: Sonata, op. 9, no. 3, for Violin and Piano; Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano. 
Sidney Weiss was concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Weiss Duo has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. This is their third CD on the Crystal label (see CD511 and CD633).
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Chausson: Concerto op 21
  Mvmt 1 (Calme; Anime)  Mvmt 2 (Sicilenne)  Mvmt 3 (Grave)  Mvmt 4 (Tres anime)    Leclair:  Sonata, op. 9, no. 3  Mvmt 1 (Un poco andante)  Mvmt 2 (Allegro)  Mvmt 3 (Sarabande; Largo)  Mvmt 4 (Tambourin; Presto)    Debussy:  Sonata  Mvmt 1  (Allegro vivo)  Mvmt 2  (Intermede; Fantasque et leger)  Mvmt 3 (Finale; tres anime)


CD836 scanCD836: EUDICE SHAPIRO, VIOLIN. With Brooks Smith, Piano. Igor Stravinsky: Duo Concertant, Divertimento; Lukas Foss: String Quartet No. 1.
Eudice Shapiro is Professor Emerita of strings at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and a former student of Ivan Shapiro and Efrem Zimbalist. An internationally renowned soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and recording artist, Shapiro appeared as orchestra soloist under Eugene Goosens, Josef Rosensock, Igor Stravinsky, and Izler Solomon, and in chamber performances with Arthur Schnabel, Bruno Walter, Lili Kraus, Rudolf Firkusny, Jascha Heifitz, Darius Milhaud, and Leonard Pennario.            
Stravinsky’s Duo Concertant and Divertimento were recorded in 1962 in Los Angeles, California and originally released on Ava Records. Foss’ String Quartet No.1 was originally released on Columbia Masterworks LP. Shapiro is first violin of the America Art Quartet in this recording which dates to the 1960’s.
UPC 009414783622
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Stravinsky: Duo Concertant Cantilena    Eclogue I   Eclogue II    Jig    Dithyramb  Stravinsky: Divertimento  Sinfonia, Danses Suisses   Scherzo   Pas de Deux    Foss: String Quartet No. 1

CD850-scan-for-iTunesCD850: LOU HARRISON, Concerto for Violin and Percussion; Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra. Eudice Shapiro, violin; David Craighead, organ; Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble, William Kraft conducting. “Recording of Special Merit,” Stereo Review. “The violin soars and sings. Superb performance,” High fidelity. “...marvelous expressive melodies in the Violin Concerto. The Organ Concerto is even more flamboyant...particularly joyous.” Fanfare UPC 009414785022    BUY NOW

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Concerto for Violin:  Mvt 1(Allegro maestoso)   Mvt 2(Largo)   Mvt 3(Allegro)    Concerto for Organ:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Largo)   Mvt 4(Canons and Choruses)   Mvt 5(Allegro Finale)


CD881-scan-for-iTunesCD881: BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 9, op. 47 “Kreutzer”, and FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major.  The Weiss Duo: Sidney Weiss, Violin; Jeanne Weiss, Piano.

Two of the most vibrant and important violin sonatas in history, played by Sidney Weiss, who has had a long career as concertmaster of major symphony orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony (1967-1972), the Monte Carlo Philharmonic (1973-1979), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1979-1994). “The Kreutzer Sonata has all the ingredients of a first-rate performance:the Adagio opens with a blazing cadenza...the ensuing Presto possesses demonic propulsion and stylized glamour. Even more impressive is their Andante con Variazioni movement...the intrinsic balance, bravura technique, and poetic expression. The buoyant energy of the ensemble and its realization of Beethoven’s unfettered spirit make this a rendition to treasure.” Audiophile Audition
      The Weiss Duo has performed extensively in the United States and Europe. They have three other acclaimed CDs on Crystal: CD633: Elgar, Walton, and Strauss Sonatas; CD511: Mendelssohn and Haydn Concertos for Violin, Piano, and Orchestra; and CD835: works by Chausson, Leclair, and Debussy.
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Beethoven  Sonata No. 9, op 47 “Kreutzer”  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Franck  Sonata in A Major  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4

CD882 scan for iTunes 1400CD882 – PROKOFIEV, SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO plus Rachmaninov, Marguerite, and Tchaikovsky, Melodie. The Weiss Duo: Sidney Weiss, Violin; Jeanne Weiss, Piano.  UPC 009414788221   BUY NOW     

Sidney Weiss has had a long career as concertmaster of major symphony orchestras: the Chicago Symphony (1967 to 1972), the Monte Carlo Philharmonic (1973 to 1979) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1979 to 1994). This is a first-time release of a concert recorded in 1968. The Prokofiev Sonatas have become standards in the violin repertoire and we believe these recordings, with their excellent digital remastering, stand up well to any other recordings of these works.
            The Weiss Duo has four
other acclaimed CDs on Crystal: CD633: Elgar, Walton, and Strauss Sonatas; CD511: Mendelssohn and Haydn Concertos for Violin, Piano, and Orchestra; CD835: works by Chausson, Leclair, and Debussy; CD881: Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 “Kreutzer” and Franck Violin Sonata.
            “The Weiss Duo is, in my opinion, an absolutely first-class team. Both as an ensemble and as soloists, they combine sensitive musicianship with fine technique.” – Sir Georg Solti.

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Prokofiev  Sonata in F Minor, Op. 80  Andante Assai   Allegro Brusco   Andante   Allegrissimo    Sonata in D Major, Op. 94  Moderato   Scherzo   Andante   Allegro con Brio    Rachmaninov  Marguerite    Tchaikovsky  Melodie, Op. 42

 

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 BUY NOW

Ҕhe Verdehr Trio perforns with energy, passion anbd above all, total commitment.ӠAustralian 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  BUY NOW

 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) 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, Verdehr TrioWalter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano. Also Kimberly Schmidt and Paul Barnes, piano. 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, in which the Verdehr Trio is recording many of the more than 200 compositions that the group has commissioned from some of the best composers in the world. UPC 009414794222   BUY NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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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 scan CanonCD943: AMERICAN IMAGES 2. The 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 - Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer, piano. This is volume 13 of the Making of a Medium series, in which the Verdehr Trio presents some of the 200 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.  BUY NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and details

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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-scan-for-iTunes CD944: AUSTRIAN IMAGES. The Verdehr Trio. Iván Erod: Trio, op. 59*; Thomas Christian David: Trios Numbers 1, 2, and 3**; Gottfried von Einem: Verdehr-Trio, op. 97*.  The Verdehr Trio (Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer* and Gary Kirkpatrick**, piano) has commissioned over 150 works for the violin, clarinet, piano trio and has recorded many of them on its Making of a Medium series on Crystal Records. This is volume 14 of that series. The Verdehr Trio is in residence at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The group tours throughout the world and has regular concert series in Washington, DC, and New York City. UPC 009414794420   BUY NOW   Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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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-scan-for-iTunes CD945: DOUBLE CONCERTOS FOR VIOLIN AND CLARINETby 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 009414794529BUY NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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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)


CD946-scan-for-iTunesCD946: INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS. The 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. The Verdehrs are in residence at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. UPC 009414794628  BUY NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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


CD947-scan-for-iTunesCD947: AMERICAN IMAGES 3 – The Michigan Connetctions.  The 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  BUY NOW    Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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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-scan-for-iTunesCD948: THE VERDEHR TRIO, Making of a Medium, Vol. 18. Music from Down Under” 
Peter Sculthorpe: Baltimore Songlines; Barry Conyngham: Playground; Douglas Knehans: Rive; 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  BUY NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and Verdehr Trio details.

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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. 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) —— Click here for more details about the Verdehr Trio.
CD949-scan-for-iTunesCD949: Ricardo Lorenz: Compass Points; Kevin Puts: Three Nocturnes; August Read Thomas: Dancing Helix Rituals; Lee Hoiby: Rock Valley Trio; Stefan Freund: Triodances. UPC 009414794925   BUY 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  

CD970-scan-for-iTunesCD970: Margaret Brouwer: Trio; Roberto Sierra: Recordando una Melodia Olvidada; Gernot Woflgang: Sketchbook; William Wallace: Sonata a Tre.  UPC 009414797025   BUY 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


CD971 for catalogCD971: VERDEHR TRIO, American Images 6 – The Making of a Medium vol 21. Elsa Ludewig-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. BUY 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. Click herefor more Verdehr Trio CDs.

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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 009414797223Verdehr, Violin; Silvia Roederer, Piano.  

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

The Verdehr Trio has commissioned and performed over 225 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 009414797322Verdehr, Violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet.  UPC 009414797322   BUY 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. Click herefor more Verdehr Trio CDs.

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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

 

 

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

 

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(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

 

 

GENESIS RECORDS GCD111: Franz Berwald (1796-1868), Piano Concerto in D Major; Theme and Variations in G Minor; Rondeau-Bagatelle in Bb; Presto feroce; Duo in D Major for Violin and Piano.   With Greta Erikson, Piano; Josef Grünfarb, Violin; Swedish Radio Orchestra, Stig Westerberg, Conductor. UPC 00941481112-7    BUY NOW

GENESIS RECORDS GCD113 (two CD set): Hermann Goetz (1840-1876). Complete Chamber Music.  Piano Quartet in E Major, op. 6; Three Easy Pieces for Violin and Piano, op. 2; Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 1; Piano Quintet in C Minor, op 16.  Gerald Robbins, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin; Alan de Veritch, viola; Terry King, cello; Dennis Trembly, bass.  UPC 00941481132-5     BUY NOW

 

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