The Rawlins Piano Trio commissioned five American composers--Emma Lou Diemer, James Lentini, Timothy Hoekman, Miguel Roig-Francoli, Stephen Yarbrough...the result is five substantial 21st-century pieces....widely divergent in their approaches.
Stunning re-discovered works by Clara Kathleen Rogers, a talented composer of the 1880s and 1890s. The haunting melodies and contagious energy of these pieces make them as listenable today as on the day they were written.
This album includes the three "Razumovsky" string quartets performed by one of the most celebrated and accomplished string quartets performing today. The Miró Quartet's performance is vigorous, virtuosic and lush. The sound quality is outstanding, with the quartet performing on four exquisite antique instruments.
"The Cage centenary brought no few worthy albums, but this commanding overview by Chicago's Third Coast Percussion swept the field with technical precision, palpable groove and outstanding sound." -Steve Smith, Time Out New York