Paul Schoenfield dug into the Jewish folk music of Eastern Europe for his Trio, with movements that dance to the Freylakh and Kozatzke. Ernest Bloch, too, famously sought musical inspiration in his Jewish roots, although it was to the Far East of his imagination that he turned in his Suite for Viola and Piano, composed a century ago. And guest artist Steven Mackey describes his 2017 work as ‘a dialogue between music that is readily grasped and that which seems to slip through one’s fingers’.
Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Itamar Zorman, violin • Ning Zhang, clarinet • Liza Stepanova, piano
Through Your Fingers
Denise Djokic, cello • Tao Lin, piano
Suite for Viola and Piano (1919)
Dimitri Murrath, viola • Pei-Shan Lee, piano
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