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October 24, 2013
Short but sweet...
Carter's 7-min long String Trio was one of several chamber works completed in 2011, about a year before he died. Although it was premiered in December 2011 by Rolf Schulte, Fred Sherry, and Richard O'Neill at the 92nd Street Y concert celebrating Carter's 103rd birthday, I have not come across a recording of that premiere performance. The present live recording from the 2013 REMUSIC Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia (performed by members of eNsemble Pro-Arte Fund) was my first chance to get acquainted with this little gem.