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Zodiac Trio – “Dreamtime” = Works of DANIELPOUR, LIST & MACKEY – Blue Griffin

Zodiac Trio – “Dreamtime” = Works of DANIELPOUR, LIST & MACKEY – Blue Griffin

Very exciting ensemble and some compelling modern works. Zodiac Trio – “Dreamtime” = RICHARD DANIELPOUR: Lamentations; ANDREW LIST: Klezmer Fantazye; Visions from the Aboriginal Dreamtime; JOHN MACKEY: Breakdown Tango; various composers: Zodiac: Across the Universe – The Zodiac Trio – Blue Griffin BGR391, 58:05, (3/08/16) (Distr. by Albany) ****: (Vanessa Mollard, violin/Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet/Riko Higuma, piano)/Ariel Barnes, cello) The Zodiac Trio is a very exciting new ensemble that specializes in contemporary music, continuing a tradition, perhaps, for this genre started by the esteemed Verdehr Trio. These three very talented musicians met at the Manhattan School of Music in 2006 and have made quite a name for themselves, becoming the first American group to enter the Ysaye Quartet Chamber Music Program at the Paris Conservatory. All of the works here are impressive and worthy additions to the trio repertoire but the most eclectic and hard to describe is also the one piece that offers the most curious results. The Zodiac Trio decided to take advantage of their name or muse and solicit scores of one minute compositions depicting the various astrological/astronomical signs of the zodiac. So, the Trio selected one piece for each sign from the works submitted to form the […]