Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
duration ca. 12 minutes (1998)
on November 8, 1998 in Los Angeles, CA.
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano is featured on the Price Duo's Cambria Master Recordings CD, Clariphonia: Music of the 20th Century on Clarinet (CD-1125).
-------Steven E. Ritter, American Record Guide Nov/Dec 2001
"...truly interesting and very lovely.."
Jeff Gower, The Delius Festival Report, April 1999
winner in the Best Instrumental Music category
for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
was composed at the suggestion of my dear friend, composer and clarinetist
Bronwen Jones, whose wonderful encouragement of my work has directly led
to my ongoing delight in creating more of it. This particular piece was
composed using classical sonata form as a point of departure for a more
modern tonal and rhythmic palette, and each of the three movements evokes
a distinctive mood.
Allegro introduces a strong theme, first heard in the clarinet
and then developed for all three instruments throughout the movement.
A quiet piano entrance begins the Adagio, an unabashedly romantic
gesture that gradually builds with a lyrical, ascending line. The third
movement, Vivace, is a fun, raucous sort of gypsy dance that
cavorts through bitonality and shifting meters and ends the entire Trio
with a big grin.
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