January 20, 1997
Kalichstein, Laredo, Robinson Trio Does Three
at Concert Hall
The Kalichstein, Laredo, Robinson Trio performed
the first of three programs of Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Schubert
this month at Middlebury College's Concert Hall in the Center
for the Arts.
The trio is, in the words of John Rockwell of the
New York Times, "one of the best blended, most sensitive
and intelligent piano trios in the world today." The internationally
acclaimed soloists Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo and Sharon
Robinson breathe beauty and excitement into their playing that
makes each performance a memorable experience.
A perennial favorite of chamber music societies,
university series and international festivals, the trio tours
annually in the United States and Europe, and appears regularly
at the world's premier concert halls. Among their acclaimed recordings
are a disc of Beethoven's "Archduke" Trio and "Kakadu"
Variations. Their performance of Beethoven's :"Triple"
Concerto with the English Chamber Orchestra has been hailed by
Gramophone as one of the very best. The trio's most recent
release is a 3-CD "Vox Box," including three Brahms
trios, two Mendelssohn trios, and a Dvorak "Dumky."
To celebrate the trio's 20th anniversary in 1997, Arabesque will
release "Legacies," piano trios composed for Kalichstein-Lardeo-Robinson
by Hallgrimsson, Kirchner, Pärt, Silverman, and Zwilich.