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Dolce Suono Trio / American Canvas
Album:American Canvas Collection:Classical
Artist:Dolce Suono Trio Added:01/2019
Label:Innova Recordings 

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Add Date:2019-01-15 Pull Date:2019-03-19 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:10 Mar3 Feb

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I I: Rowing
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I I: Rowing

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-01-10 
Reviewed: 2018-01-10
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This disc is a tour de force of flute, cello, and piano trio repertoire featuring the premiere recordings of four powerful works by some of today’s most celebrated American composers. Dolce Suono Trio conveys the diverse sonic landscapes, nuanced timbres, and emotional experiences with inimitable virtuosity and passion.
If You Like: Kronos Quartet
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
American Canvas for Flute, Cello, & Piano (14:57) (Jennifer Hudson)
*1/ O’Keeffe (6:30) – piano starts> midtempo trio with beautiful shifting melodies> fade
**2/ Pollock (4:20) – cello/flute start in rapid staccato bursts> uptempo trio with intersecting solos> quick stop
**3/ Wyeth (4:07) – piano starts> midtempo trio starts midtempo & swings uptempo> flute solo> uptempo trio swings to fast tempo> quick stop
Spirit Island for Flute, Cello, & Piano (14:07) (Andrea Clearfield)
4/ I. Variations on a Dream (9:23) – slow heavy piano chords start> flute solo> slow swaying trio begins hesitating, grows in volume, morphs into heavy midtempo & slows again> cello solo morphs into heavy uptempo trio & slows again to fade
*5/ II. Rowing (4:44) – piano/cello start with uptempo heavy chords> uptempo playful trio> swells in volume, then slows to midtempo> fade> pause> fast tempo trio builds in volume> quick stop
*6/ Viaje for Flute, Cello, & Piano (9:41) (Zhou Tian) – piano/cello start> fast trio> flute solo> uptempo trio with shifting melodies & solos> slows to slow trio> flute solo> slow trio> swings uptempo> pause> melody shift, still uptempo> quick stop
Moon Songs: A Song Cycle in Four Acts for Soprano, Flute, Cello & Piano (25:00) (Shulamit Ran)
7/ Act I: Creation (5:41) – female vocal starts acapella intersected by flute & piano> midtempo song builds in volume & intensity> pl between trio & vocal> quick stop
8/ Act II: Li Bai & the Vacant Moon (8:04) – piano starts> midtempo song with trio> slows with alternating sung & spoken phrases, then swings uptempo into full-throated song and soars on vocal> pause> slow song> pause> fast tempo song with staccato vocals> quick stop
9/ Entr’acte I (1:14) – slow cello solo
*10/ Act III: Star-Crossed (3:52) – female vocal starts acapella> slow song with trio> builds in volume & intensity, mellows, then swells again> trio instrumental to quick fade
11/ Entr’acte II: Prayer to Pierrot (1:17) – piano starts> midtempo song/spoken word with trio> quick fade
**12/ Act IV: Medley (4:52) – piano starts> uptempo song with trio> playful instrumental break> uptempo song with trio> swells in volume & intensity> quick stop

Track Listing
1.O'keeffe 7.Act 1: Creation
2.Pollock 8.Act 2: Li Bai & The Vacant Moon
3.Wyeth 9.Entr'acte 1
4.I: Variations On A Dream 10.Act 3: Star-Crossed
5.I I: Rowing 11.Entr'acte 2: Prayer To Pierrot
6.Viaje For Flute, Cello, And Piano 12.Act 4; Medley