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Beethoven Goes Bluegrass


James Jaffe full profile / String Trio / 3 musicians

Other players: Ani Bukujian, Alexandra Simpson

Full program notes

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Trio in G Major, op. 9, no. 1
Alexander Borodin: String Trio in G Minor - Variations on a Russian Song
John Mackey: Wrong Mountain Stomp

We can count on young Ludwig for electric musical energy, but to our ears, the wild card in his ambitious String Trio in G is the final movement - it sounds like Viennese fiddling! Alexander Borodin gives us a moment of repose painted in the dark colors of a musical Rembrandt, then we find ourselves on John Mackey's runaway train! Written for a summer music festival, Wrong Mountain Stomp tells the story of a young girl leaving home in the language of bluegrass.

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