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January 25, 1985 | MARC SHULGOLD
There was every reason to expect unhackneyed programming at the Music Guild concert in the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Wednesday. Works for flute and string trio, after all, are limited and rarely heard. Happily, the performance by the French String Trio and countryman Michel Debost matched the repertory in freshness. Since the Trio--violinist Gerard Jarry, violist Serge Collot and cellist Michel Trounus--has been together more than 25 years, the players obviously know each other well.
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November 10, 2010 | David Ng
In the galaxy of international violin stars, Anne-Sophie Mutter represents a rare comet whose path brings her to Southern California at irregular intervals. Her last area performance was in 2008, and before that in 2000. The opportunity to see her play locally is something like a celestial event. Mutter will take the stage on Wednesday as part of a string trio at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The German violinist said in a recent interview that her infrequent appearances in the Los Angeles area were simply the result of non-musical priorities ?
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October 13, 1989 | TERRY McQUILKIN
Unlike the string quartet repertory, the literature for string trio doesn't fill several file cabinets. Thus a living composer might be especially inclined to write for the combination, provided he finds an ensemble that is ready and willing.
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February 11, 2009 | Richard S. Ginell
Munir N. Beken is a composer, and his instrument is the Middle Eastern oud, a member of the wide-ranging Eurasian lute family. And if you are wondering what this decidedly non-Western instrument was doing at a Pacific Serenades concert Sunday afternoon, the answer is that Beken was trying to merge his oud with the fairly uncommon classical combination of flute and string trio. Beken, who teaches in the UCLA ethnomusicology department, seems to have a fondness for whimsical titles; among the pieces listed in his bio are "I Am a Corpse" and "A Turk in Seattle."
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February 2, 2001 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the chamber music world, the string trio format is lesser known than the string quartet. Yet the string trio, with its lightness and flexibility, is a sound worth knowing better, especially when the advocates are as persuasive as the Jacques Thibaud String Trio, playing Monday at Cal State Northridge's Performing Arts Center.
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February 11, 2009 | Richard S. Ginell
Munir N. Beken is a composer, and his instrument is the Middle Eastern oud, a member of the wide-ranging Eurasian lute family. And if you are wondering what this decidedly non-Western instrument was doing at a Pacific Serenades concert Sunday afternoon, the answer is that Beken was trying to merge his oud with the fairly uncommon classical combination of flute and string trio. Beken, who teaches in the UCLA ethnomusicology department, seems to have a fondness for whimsical titles; among the pieces listed in his bio are "I Am a Corpse" and "A Turk in Seattle."
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January 6, 2001 | JACK ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The elements of first-rate chamber music were there Thursday night at Irvine Barclay Theatre but failed to ignite in a concert marked by solid playing but a subtle bad chemistry. Blame, perhaps, the disparate ingredients: a Hindemith string trio, a solo violin sonata by Bach and a quartet by Smetana. Performances by the Diaz Trio and violin soloist James Buswell were individually strong but lacked the kind of energy needed to synthesize into a satisfying whole.
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January 6, 2001 | JACK ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The elements of first-rate chamber music were there Thursday night at Irvine Barclay Theatre but failed to ignite, resulting in a concert marked by solid playing but a subtle bad chemistry. Blame, perhaps, the disparate ingredients: a Hindemith string trio, a solo violin sonata by Bach and a quartet by Smetana. Performances by the Diaz Trio and violin soloist James Buswell were individually strong but lacked the energy needed to synthesize into a satisfying whole.
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April 18, 1989 | HERBERT GLASS
Five chamber music all-stars, performing under the banner of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival--where the participation of the best and brightest is commonplace--paid a visit to Royce Hall, reinforcing their glittering reputations as individuals and as ensemble players. The substantial Sunday afternoon program opened with violinist James Buswell, cellist Timothy Eddy and pianist Ursula Oppens in a wittily elegant traversal of Beethoven's gloriously serene--and for that reason, perhaps, rarely heard--Trio in E Flat, Opus 70, No. 2. Serenity was rudely dispelled by the opening shudders and squawks of Schoenberg's harrowing, horrific String Trio, Opus 46--music that remains, after numerous hearings, mesmerizing in its brutality.
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January 6, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The name Paris Piano Trio may be unfamiliar, but the ensemble, which makes its California debut Thursday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, is a venerable and well-respected one. The players are known in Europe simply as Les Musiciens--which is how they are being billed at the second stop on this tour, next week in West Hollywood--but only their individual names appear on their distinguished recordings. "We prefer just our personal names," said violinist Regis Pasquier.
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February 7, 2001 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Normally, the Jacques Thibaud String Trio plays on its own, with no printed music as a safety net. Yet for most of their Music Guild concert at Cal State Northridge on Monday night, the Thibauds had some outside help from former Heifetz piano accompanist Ayke Agus, Los Angeles Philharmonic co-principal bassist Christopher Hanulik--and, yes, a set of scores. It was an uneasy alliance at times on opening night, at least. In the first movement of Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat, K.
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February 2, 2001 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the chamber music world, the string trio format is lesser known than the string quartet. Yet the string trio, with its lightness and flexibility, is a sound worth knowing better, especially when the advocates are as persuasive as the Jacques Thibaud String Trio, playing Monday at Cal State Northridge's Performing Arts Center.
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January 6, 2001 | JACK ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The elements of first-rate chamber music were there Thursday night at Irvine Barclay Theatre but failed to ignite in a concert marked by solid playing but a subtle bad chemistry. Blame, perhaps, the disparate ingredients: a Hindemith string trio, a solo violin sonata by Bach and a quartet by Smetana. Performances by the Diaz Trio and violin soloist James Buswell were individually strong but lacked the kind of energy needed to synthesize into a satisfying whole.
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January 6, 2001 | JACK ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The elements of first-rate chamber music were there Thursday night at Irvine Barclay Theatre but failed to ignite, resulting in a concert marked by solid playing but a subtle bad chemistry. Blame, perhaps, the disparate ingredients: a Hindemith string trio, a solo violin sonata by Bach and a quartet by Smetana. Performances by the Diaz Trio and violin soloist James Buswell were individually strong but lacked the energy needed to synthesize into a satisfying whole.
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January 2, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Symphonies and string quartets get exciting, sexy nicknames: "From the New World," "Symphony of a Thousand," "Death and the Maiden," "Dissonant." Trios have a sadder lot. Sure, there are the "Archduke," "Ghost" and "Dumky" trios. But those are works for piano, violin and cello. What does a simple string trio--violin, viola and cello--get to play? Trios. Divertimentos. Serenades. Plus a hundred more trios.
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March 20, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Over the last decade, an infatuation with Americana has injected new life into all types of music, from new music composer John Adams' 11-part hoedown for string quartet, "John's Book of Alleged Dances," to electric guitarist Bill Frisell's explorations of the music in Buster Keaton's silent movies. Few combine these folk and ethnic influences as well as bassist Edgar Meyer's Uncommon Ritual, a string trio with banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck and mandolinist-guitarist Mike Marshall.
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January 2, 2001 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Symphonies and string quartets get exciting, sexy nicknames: "From the New World," "Symphony of a Thousand," "Death and the Maiden," "Dissonant." Trios have a sadder lot. Sure, there are the "Archduke," "Ghost" and "Dumky" trios. But those are works for piano, violin and cello. What does a simple string trio--violin, viola and cello--get to play? Trios. Divertimentos. Serenades. Plus a hundred more trios.
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May 4, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
Given the evidence of the performance that closed the 29th season of the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Society, the emergence onto the professional stage of the current Musicians from Marlboro may be a bit premature. The latest crop of youngsters touring under that name--all supposedly having attended Rudolf Serkin's annual summer Marlboro Festival in Vermont--again ranges from four to nine artists in various combinations. The 1989 tour group reached the auditorium at Laguna Beach High School Tuesday night.
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March 8, 1999 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's pressure enough on touring classical ensembles, yet the members of the young Jacques Thibaud String Trio make it even tougher on themselves by insisting upon playing programs entirely from memory. Well, mostly from memory, for they did bring out music stands for the Mozart Oboe Quartet K. 370 / 368b at their Chamber Music in Historic Sites concert at the Doheny Mansion on Friday night. But that's OK; they're entitled to relax the high-wire act whenever they please.
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January 6, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The name Paris Piano Trio may be unfamiliar, but the ensemble, which makes its California debut Thursday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, is a venerable and well-respected one. The players are known in Europe simply as Les Musiciens--which is how they are being billed at the second stop on this tour, next week in West Hollywood--but only their individual names appear on their distinguished recordings. "We prefer just our personal names," said violinist Regis Pasquier.
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