Kicking off the Grammy Series on Bringing Sexy Bach with a wonderful new album by the Lincoln Trio: Trios from our Homelands.
TRIOS BY REBECCA CLARKE, ARNO BABAJANIAN, AND FRANK MARTIN
Program notes by Andrea Lamoreaux
Rebecca Clarke, Arno Babajanian, and Frank Martin could all be considered outsiders in the history of 20th- century classical music. Clarke wrote at a time when music composition was still very much a male-dominated field. Babajanian was an artistic hero in his native land but relatively unknown internationally. Martin grappled with con icting stylistic in uences for many years in the process of establishing his own voice.
The Lincoln Trio has chosen to highlight major works by these less celebrated composers to bring them some well deserved attention. Another reason they chose these particular composers was to high-light the countries of origin of the three members of the group: England, Armenia, and Switzerland. Thus the album title, Trios from our Homelands.
Trio for violin, violoncello, and piano
III. Allegro vigoroso (8:28)
Piano Trio in F-Sharp Minor
I. Largo (9:53)
II. Andante (6:58)
III. Allegro Vivace (6:23)
Trio sur des mélodies populaires irlandaises
I. Allegro moderato (4:50)
II. Adagio (5:44)
III. Gigue (5:19)