|Excerpt from The End of Summer; Mazurka by Ned Rorem from the album The Making of a Medium, Vol. 2 - The Verdehr Trio - Crystal Records.|
THE VERDEHR TRIO , an acknowledged leader in the field of new music for more than twenty years, has concentrated on molding and defining the personality of the violin-clarinet-piano trio. Through its commissioning efforts, over 80 new works written by some of the world's most prominent and exciting composers have been added to the chamber music repertoire. To round out its repertoire with Classical and Romantic works, the Trio has rediscovered as well as transcribed 18th and 19th. century pieces for inclusion in its concert programs. The Verdehr Trio has performed throughout the world: in fourteen European countries, the former Soviet Union, in South and Central America as well as in Asia, Australia and in more than half of the United States. To complement its commissioning efforts the Verdehr Trio has embarked upon a project of making CD recordings of the new works created for the Trio. A parallel project is "The Making of a Medium" video series, consisting of half-hour programs with interviews and discussions by composers and performers as well as a complete performance of each work.
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