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Repertoire List

21st Century

+ Commissioned by Poulenc Trio

Thomas Benjamin
Three Etudes for Trio (2003) +

Thomas Benjamin with violin
Scriabin Sits in at Birdland (2004) +

Viet P. Cuong
Trains of Thought (2012) +

Mike Curtis
Five Huapangos (2003)

Lorenzo Ferrero with orchestra
Triple Concerto (2006) +

Steven Gerber
Prelude and Fugue (2003) +

Enrique Gonzales-Medina
Suite Latina (2006)

Jakov Jakoulov
Yiddish Lexicon (2010) +

Jakov Jakoulov with orchestra
Il Giorno Vivente e la Notte Eterna (2011) +

Laura Kaminsky with film
Horizon Lines (2011)

Kendall Kennison
Trilogue (2015) +

Nataliya Medvedovskaya
First Snow (2009) +

Zurab Nadareishvilli
Two Dialogues (2009) +
Urban Songs (2009) +

Gaetano Panariello
Trio Filastrocca (2007) +

Gaetano Panariello with orchestra
Triple Concerto (2008) +

Igor Raykhelson with violin
Contemplations (2004) +

Igor Raykhelson with violin
Blues Chase (2004) +

David Sargeant
Kaleidoscope (2007)

Elam Ray Sprenkle
February (2003) +

Octavio Vazquez
Triptych (2012) +

20th Century

Chabrier with voice
Linvitation D’voyage

Charlie Chaplin
Lavish Entertainment
Millionaire and the Rich Men Hopes

Vincent D’Indy
Trio in B-flat, Op. 29

Ernst von Dohnanyi with string trio
Sextet for piano, strings and winds

Madeline Dring
Trio for oboe, bassoon & harpsichord (1986)

Paquito D’Rivera
Preludio y Merengue

Henri Dutilleux
Sarabande et Cortege

Duke Ellington
Black and Tan Fantasy / The Mooch
In a Sentimental Mood

Jean Francaix
Trio (1994)

Sonata for bassoon

Chanson Triste

Mahler with voice
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Astor Piazzolla
Chau Paris
Four Seasons

Sextour for Piano and Winds
Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano

Andre Previn
Trio (1994)

Sonata in A major for bassoon
Overture on Hebrew Themes
Peter & The Wolf with wind quintet

Sonata for bassoon and piano

Alfred Schnittke
Suite in the Old Style
Available with poetry by Lia Purpura

Moscow Cheryomuski
Suite from The Gadfly

Suites, Nos. 1 & 2
Pulcinella Suite
Songs from The Nightingale

Octavio Vazquez
Suite for Bassoon & piano (1996)

Classical, Romantic, Baroque

Trio, Op. 11, “Gassenhauer”

Trio, Op. 38

Henri Brod
Duo from Lucia di Lammermoor
Fantasy on a Spanish Air, Op. 5

Devienne with string trio
Quartet for Bassoon and Strings

Phillippe Gattermann
Fantasie Concertante, Op. 38

Trio Pathetique

Trio Sonata in F

Terzetto, Op. 22

Songs Without Words, Op. 117

Trio, KV 252
Trio Db KV 240

Mozart with string trio
Quartet for Oboe and Strings


Danse Scamarokh

Fantasie Italienne in Algiers
Fantasie Concertante Semiramide

Fantasiestucke, Op. 73

Trio Sonata

Trio Sonata


Concertos with orchestra

The Poulenc Trio loves chamber music, but we also think it is important to add to the repertoire for piano wind trio and orchestra, which was a non-existent category before we started! All three of the concertos below are for full orchestra. Please contact us for recordings or scores.

Lorenzo Fererro
DEsCH (2006)

The New Grove Dictionary of Opera lists Lorenzo Fererro as “the most successful composer of opera of his generation”. Born in 1951 in Turin, Italy, Fererro’s works have been commissioned and performed around the world. He is currently Professor of composition at the Milan Conservatory.

In this first of our triple concertos, the Trio plays true opposition to a dark and atmospheric mood in the strings.  The title is the composer’s tongue in cheek nod to the Poulenc Trio’s Russian heritage, and refers to a well-known musical motif used often by Dmitri Shostakovich. Premiered in 2006 with original oboist Vladimir serving as both oboist and conductor.

Gaetano Panariello
Omaggio all’opera buffa

Gaetano Panariello is perhaps Italy’s best loved composer of musical theatre for youth. He is director of the Conservatory at Avellino, and he has premiered two ballets at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and operas at the world renowned La Scala opera house in Milan. His first composition for the Poulenc Trio, the Suite Filastrocca, was premiered to great acclaim by the Poulenc Trio at the Ravello Festival on the Amalfi Coast, Italy in 2006.

The work, for full orchestra, was premiered in 2009 with the Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, in New Jersey, Jed Gaylin conducting.

Notes from the composer:

The 18th Century “Neapolitan School” in Italy created the opera buffa, a very popular form of farcical comic opera that used simple motifs and lively rhythmic structures. When the Poulenc Trio asked me to compose a triple concerto for them, I immediately thought of paying tribute to the famous Neapolitan genre by using some of its typical features. I have structured the concerto’s three movements as:

1. Introduzione e cavatina: The introduction to the first movement is a kind of little overture that presents the tunes that follow and, more importantly, establishes the concerto’s lively and playful atmosphere. The cavatina presents the bassoon as a “comic basso” (perhaps a resourceful servant? a gullible man?) who warms up his voice with a long vocalise before singing.

2. Introduzione e romanza: The romanza presents the pianist as a “young woman of a good family” who is daydreaming and waiting for her Prince Charming.

3. Introduzione e finale: The third movement presents an astute oboe (a cunning tenor) like a Neapolitan Pulcinella. This oboe-Pulcinella with its enthralling rhythms, dynamics and timbres “forces” the bassoon and the piano to adapt their themes to its own humorous style.

Jakov Jakoulov
Il Giorno Vivente e la Notte Eterna…(2011)

Jakov Jakoulov was born in Moscow, and is now based in Boston. In recent years Jakoulov’s music has been presented by London’s New European Strings Orchestra, Boston Symphony Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Chamber Concerts, and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, among others. His teachers have included Theodore Antoniou and Lukas Foss. Jakoulov’s trio Yiddish Lexicon was commissioned by the Poulenc Trio and successfully premiered in 2010 at the Smithsonian’s National Gallery in Washington, DC.

The triple concerto, Il Giorno Vivente e la Notte Eterna…, will be completed in 2011.

Notes from the composer:

The title of this piece was taken from the novel “Venises” written by French writer, essayist Paul Morand. Il Giorno Vivente e la Notte Eterna… – (The lively Day and Eternal Night…) is a large-scale complex composition written for big symphony orchestra with three solo instruments – oboe, bassoon and piano. The piece is inspired by landscapes of the day and night life of Venice. The music material is built as a constant change of the instant juxtaposition of the sunlight’s reflection and darkness, explosions of massive sound of crowded streets and melancholic meditations of lonely voices. The piece is commissioned by and dedicated to Poulenc Trio. Approximate length is 20 minutes.