for violin, cello & piano (1984)
American Composers Alliance, 13 minutes
Navona CD & iTunes mp3
piece displayed an attractive warmth of feeling, with some
for the piano making a particularly compelling grab for the attention." (Boston
"...a high-water mark of the disc." (Blogspot.com)
interest lies in the dialogues and differences" (Boston
our differences #1 is a dramatic and fast-paced movement
for piano trio. It was written in Paris in 1983-84 during
a period of collaboration between the composer and the Greek-American
pianist, Christine Paraschos, whose fiery musical personality
became a strong influence on the nature of the piano writing. The
music was revised slightly in 1992 before a performance by
the Fairmont Trio at the Charles Ives Center for American Music.
Ms. Paraschos played
the American premiere of Despite
the Women's Music Festival/85 at Boston University as
guest pianist with the outstanding contemporary music group,
Alea III. She also played the Paris premiere at the
Nouveau Theatre Mouffetard in 1987. Following her tragic
death in 1997, the piece was dedicated to her memory.
The trio was recorded
live at the Women's Music Festival in Boston and that electrifying performance
is now available on a Navona CD.
score sample below.
order the score:American Composers Alliance
order the recording: www.amazon.com & iTunes