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Greg Bartholomew , David Alan Earnest , Jim Corkey , Bohuslav Martinu , Pierre Max Dubois , Langroise Trio Audio CD
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The music of award-winning American composer Greg Bartholomew is frequently performed across the United States and in Canada, Europe and Australia by such highly-regarded instrumental ensembles as the Langroise Trio, Alaska Brass, and the Mexico City Wind Quintet, and such acclaimed choral ensembles as the Cascadian Chorale, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota, Portland Vocal Consort, and the ... Read more in Amazon's Greg Bartholomew Store

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  • Performer: Langroise Trio
  • Composer: Greg Bartholomew, David Alan Earnest, Jim Corkey, Bohuslav Martinu, Pierre Max Dubois
  • Audio CD (May 27, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B001BN1LBC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #916,763 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Serenade No. 2 for 2 violins & viola, H. 216: Allegro
2. Serenade No. 2 for 2 violins & viola, H. 216: Poco andante
3. Serenade No. 2 for 2 violins & viola, H. 216: Allegro
4. String Trio for George Crumb: Adagio
5. String Trio for George Crumb: Grave all'antico
6. String Trio for George Crumb: Presto
7. Trio d'Anches: Vigoureux
8. Trio d'Anches: Andante molto
9. Trio d'Anches: Allegretto leggero
10. Trio d'Anches: Andante
11. Trio d'Anches: Poco Adagio - Subito Allegro
12. The Isle of Bathos, for strings
13. To the Wandering Hero of Distant Lands (String Trio No. 2): 1. Of the man, tell me muse
14. To the Wandering Hero of Distant Lands (String Trio No. 2): 2. Farewell Calypso
15. To the Wandering Hero of Distant Lands (String Trio No. 2): 3. The Many Adventures of Our Hero
16. To the Wandering Hero of Distant Lands (String Trio No. 2): 4. Ithaca
17. To the Wandering Hero of Distant Lands (String Trio No. 2): 5. The Hero Returns

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5.0 out of 5 stars MusicWeb International Review February 21, 2009
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Review by Paul Shoemaker online at MusicWeb International

In this year's (2008) concert series the Langroise Trio gave us mostly works of the Classical period -- Brahms and Hummel Piano Quartets, the complete Beethoven String Trios, even a Herzogenberg Trio. for their fourth CD1 (see review of an earlier release) they are back, by popular request, with their more frequently heard modern music repertoire (see a concert review including the Bartholomew and Earnest works on this release). More than half the music presented on this disk was written in the 21st Century, and most of that is recorded here for the first time.

David Johnson's transcriptions for the Trio of works for two violins and viola have always met with considerable success; the works seem to blossom out with the additional lower sonorities. Such works were often originally written for students so they will have something to play along with their classmates, so the music in its original form is admittedly compromised and there is no primal sonic integrity in the original version to be preserved. This particular work was played in the second concert by the Langroise Trio that I ever attended, and it doesn't particularly "sound like" Martin' apart from exhibiting that author's typical lyricism and fresh originality. The played it for us again last evening and I was struck by the rarefied and cleverly parodied folk music flavour of the last movement. Like all the music on this disk the structure is basically tonal and, again like most of the music on this disk, there are at times a quirkiness, rhythmic innovation, and freshness that actively engage the listener.

Greg Bartholomew (born 1957) studied at the College of William and Mary and at University of Washington.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 23, 2009
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Always so nice to discover new music you really like.
I heard the Cockey Trios preformed in Boise. The Ilyiad set of trios were dedicated to Bernie, Jim's wife. The Odydessy group to Barbera Morgan after her return from the space shuttle flight as the Teacher in Space.
A memorable experience of good music with lovely melodies and interesting people.
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