The Poulenc Trio is set to release its latest recording, called CREATION on the Delos label. The new recording features works by Beethoven, Alfred Schnittke and Octavio Vazquez, and features a collaboration with Guggenheim-winning poet, Lia Purpura.
The project was recorded by the multiple GRAMMY-winning producer, Dan Mercurio, and GRAMMY-winning audio engineer Daniel Shores at Sono Luminus studios in Virgina. The project features iconic cover art by New York-based graphic artist Dair Massey.
The works included on the recording are the Op. 11 “Gassenhauer” Trio by Beethoven; Triptych, a work by Octavio Vazquez that was commissioned by the Trio; and Alfred Schnittke’s Suite in the Old Style, paired with readings by poet Lia Purpura from her recently released book, It Shoudn’t Have Been Beautiful (Penguin 2015).
The recording will be available worldwide beginning in August 2016.
Since its founding in 2003, the Poulenc Trio has performed in 45 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico, and the White Nights Festival in Russia, where the group toured with and premiered two new works with violinist Hilary Hahn. In a recent review, the New York Times praised the Trio for its “elegant rendition” of Piazolla’s Tangos. The Washington Post said the trio “does its namesake proud” in “an intriguing and beautifully played program” with “convincing elegance, near effortless lightness and grace.”
Visit the Poulenc Trio online at poulenctrio.org. For booking information, contact Lisa Sapinkopf Artists www.chambermuse.com or call +1 800 923-1973.