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Secret Alchemy: Chamber Works by Pierre Jalbert

by Music from Copland House

4 stunning compositions, including 3 World Premieres, by “an acknowledged chamber-music master” (The New Yorker). Music from Copland House, “a model for chamber-music camaraderie” (MusicWeb International) performs works by Pierre Jalbert.
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1. Secret Alchemy: I. Mystical
Music from Copland House, Curtis Macomber, Danielle Farina, Alexis Pia Gerlach & Michael Boriskin
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2. Secret Alchemy: II. Agitated, Relentless
Music from Copland House, Curtis Macomber, Danielle Farina, Alexis Pia Gerlach & Michael Boriskin
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3. Secret Alchemy: III. Timeless, Mysterious, Reverberant
Music from Copland House, Curtis Macomber, Danielle Farina, Alexis Pia Gerlach & Michael Boriskin
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4. Secret Alchemy: IV. With Great Energy
Music from Copland House, Curtis Macomber, Danielle Farina, Alexis Pia Gerlach & Michael Boriskin
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5. String Trio
Music from Copland House, Harumi Rhodes, Danielle Farina & Alice Yoo
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6. Piano Trio No. 1: I. Life Cycle
Music from Copland House, Curtis Macomber, Wilhelmina Smith & Michael Boriskin
8:27 $0.99
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7. Piano Trio No. 1: II. Agnus Dei
Music from Copland House, Curtis Macomber, Wilhelmina Smith & Michael Boriskin
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8. Crossings
Music from Copland House, Linda Chesis, Derek Bermel, Karina Canellakis, Nicholas Canellakis & Michael Boriskin
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Propulsive and serene, secular and sacred, the music of Pierre Jalbert is urgent, dynamic, mysterious, and instrumentally brilliant. Like medieval alchemists who transform one element into another, he revels in the evolution of musical ideas. He has spoken of wide-ranging influences on his work: Stravinsky, Copland, Prokofiev, jazz, pop, Gregorian chant, the longing and inner beauty of church music that makes time stand still and almost meaningless, the off-kilter dazzle of virtuosity in mixed meters. The four works on this release span nearly 15 years, and include three World Premiere recordings and one acclaimed Copland House commission. Growing out of a long relationship that began with Jalbert’s first Copland House residency in 1999 and the New York Premiere in 2001 by Music from Copland House of his Piano Trio No. 1, the CD includes the first recordings of the electrifying title work, Secret Alchemy, which embraces the mystery of creation and the euphoria of discovery; the brooding and exhilarating String Trio; and Crossings, inspired by another kind of transformation – wandering people in a thrilling voyage to new territories and strange lands. The album also offers Jalbert’s fierce and formidable Piano Trio No. 1, one of his most frequently performed works.

“The Piano Trio No. 1 is a new masterwork.”
American Record Guide

“Crossings is strong, vibrant and effective … we were hearing a masterpiece.”
Portland Press Herald (Maine)

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