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The Chicago-based Black Oak Ensemble's new recording, Avant l’orage (Before the Storm), celebrates Bastille Day, with its July 14 release. The album includes rarely-heard pieces that were written between the World Wars; with world-premiere recordings of Henri Tomasi’s "Trio à cordes en forme de divertissement," Robert Casadesus’s "Trio à cordes," and Gustave Samazeuilh’s "Suite en trio pour violon, alto et violoncelle." Also included are Jean Cras’s "Trio pour violon, alto et violoncelle"; Émile Goué’s "Trio pour violon, alto et violoncelle"; Jean Françaix’s "Trio," and Gabriel Pierné’s "Trio pieces en trio." BELOW: Black Oak Ensemble presents a new album of French String Trios:
The Indianapolis Quartet presents the world premiere recording of composer Robert Paterson’s first three string quartets. All three highly colorful works have various similarities: they all use copious extended techniques, but not for the sake of the techniques themselves, but as an integral part of the music itself. He also uses quotes in all three works: the loveably campy “Love Boat” theme in Quartet No 1, quotes from music by Edvard Grieg in String Quartet No. 2, and snippets of various anthems in the last movement of String Quartet No. 3. BELOW: Paterson - String Quartet No. 3 - The Indianapolis Quartet
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