Janaki

Janaki String Trio

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Beethoven’s Trios — he wrote four in all — are early works, but already in the C Minor work on this disc the tread of the dramatic master is apparent. Just the opening, a dark, menacing melody that shows up again in the great Opus 131 Quartet of many years later, tells us that. C Minor was, of course, Beethoven’s most dramatic tonality throughout his lifetime; even though this early trio tends to slither into happier C-major tones rather readily, the dark shadows are never completely out of earshot. The short, two-movement String Trio of Krzysztof Penderecki dates from 1990 — later, therefore, than the time of his violent, dramatic heaven-stormers like his opera The Devils and the big choral works. Here is Penderecki in a conversational, almost neo-romantic mood. His instruments chat each other up during the agreeable slow movement, and then do so again at a busier pace in the second movement. This charmer of a movement begins as a fugue and gallops congenially toward its end. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies at Occidental College, Los Angeles-based composer Jason Barabba studied music at the University of Chicago, the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Los Angeles. His teachers include John Eaton, Andrew Imbrie, Christopher Dobrian and David Lefkowitz. His DNR for Large Orchestra was recently recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic for ERM Media’s “Masterworks of the New Era” recording project, and will be released on Volume 10 of that series. His recent commissions include this Trio for Janaki and Study in Orange for the Orange County High School for the Arts. His Trio is in four movements. Bela Bart.k looks in now and then, especially in the haunting third-movement nocturne. — Alan Rich

Tracklist

1.
Penderecki String Trio - Mov. One
07:17
3.
Beethoven String Trio in C-Minor - Adagio con espressione
07:07
6.
Barabba String Trio - (Anamnesis)
02:34

Total time: 00:28:35

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Steve Hoffman, Kevin GrayYarlung recorded this album directly to two tracks of RMGI 468 analog tape running at 15 ips, with no mixer.  We used the Hapi converter and Pyramix software from Merging Technologies in Switzerland to make these transfers to DSD.  Our sincere thanks to Merging Technologies for making this quartet of releases possible    

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Recording Engineer

Bob Attiyeh

Recording location

Zipper Hall, The colburn School, Los Angeles

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog to DSD256

SKU

YAR62376DSD

Release Date February 2, 2015
SKU YAR62376DSD

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