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. 

6 comments:

Boom said...



http://tinyurl.com/k5tlncm


john schott said...

Thanks, and a nice photo!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that - and yes - a wonderful pic!!

Have you seen this performance of the Trio?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oyTOkoARIQ

Rex

Boom said...

Rex,

I saw that YT video, but was convinced it was somehow incomplete. At nearly 3 minutes shorter than the average 7 minute length (also specified by Carter's publisher) and not sounding appreciably faster, I just could not see how it could represent the complete score...

Anonymous said...

Yes - I wondered the same, especially after seeing the publishers estimate of the time is 7 mins. I did do a lazy check - the first and last bars are the same. Maybe a repeat has been missed, or indeed some of the score omitted ?? I did enjoy both performances of this little trio of a remarkable man.

Rex

Tassilo said...

Boom, NMC is releasing the concert that included the world premiere of the Trio as a DVD and as mp3 and flac downloads: http://www.mdt.co.uk/carter-elliott-103rd-birthday-concert-ny-nmc-dvd.html