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Verdehr Trio

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Active from  1972
Record label  Corelia
Genre  Classical
Albums  Ida Gotkovsky
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Members  Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Walter Verdehr, Gary Kirkpatrick
Similar  Silvia Roederer, Clarinet‑violin‑piano trio, Peter Sculthorpe, Peter Schickele, Libby Larsen

Lento by alexander arutiunian performance by the verdehr trio

The Verdehr Trio is a chamber ensemble that has worked to promote the clarinet-violin-piano trio repertoire through international commissions, recordings, and performances. The trio features Walter Verdehr on violin, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr on clarinet, and Silvia Roederer on piano. The Ludewig-Verdehrs were married in 1971 and founded the trio in 1972 at Michigan State University where it has remained in residence. Former pianists include Gary Kirkpatrick.


Verdehr Trio Verdehr Trio Making of a Medium Video Series Part II 2 DVDs

Slang by libby larsen performed by the verdehr trio


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Inspired by existing pieces for violin-clarinet-piano trio by 20th-century composers Bartók (Contrasts (Bartók)), Stravinsky, Milhaud, Khachaturian, Berg, Krenek, Poulenc and Ives, the trio commissioned over 200 new works. To round out their repertoire they discovered or transcribed 18th and 19th century pieces for violin-clarinet-piano. The trio has also commissioned trio concertos from composers including Buhr, David, Ott, Skrowaczewski, and Wallace. They have commissioned violin-clarinet double concertos from James Niblock, William Wallace, Dinos Constantinides, Paul Chihara, Ian Krouse and Richard Mills.

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To make this music available the trio released The Making of a Medium CD Series on Crystal Records and a parallel Video Series including performances, interviews and discussions by the composers as well as a complete performance of the work. Series I includes composers Leslie Bassett, Alan Hovhaness, Karel Husa, Thea Musgrave (Pierrot), Ned Rorem, and Gunther Schuller. Series II, hosted by Peter Schickele, includes trios by Alexander Arutiunian, David Diamond, William Bolcom, Betsy Jolas, Libby Larsen, Philippe Manoury, Gian Carlo Menotti, Peter Sculthorpe, Peter Schickele and Joan Tower. A publishing project has also been launched.


Verdehr Trio Honoring the Verdehr Trio Legacy MSU College of Music

The trio received a Creative Programming Award from Chamber Music America and an Adventuresome Programming Award from ASCAP and Chamber Music America. An article about the Trio appears in the New Grove Dictionary of Music.

Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr is praised for her range of timbre and pitch, especially the clarinet's "chalumeau" or lowest register.

Other composers commissioned

  • Nathan Currier
  • Douglas Knehans
  • Iván Eröd
  • David Lipten
  • Octavio Vazquez
  • Other composers premiered

    Verdehr Trio David Diamond Trio 1st Movement Sample performed by The Verdehr Trio
  • William Averitt – Tripartita (1988)
  • Paul Chihara – Shogun (1987, trio)
  • Ge Gan-Ru – Si
  • Tomas Marco – Aequatorialis
  • Gunther Schuller – A trio setting
  • Douglas Knehans – rive
  • Douglas Knehans – glow – concerto for violin, clarinet and orchestra
  • Octavio Vazquez – trio for violin, clarinet and piano
  • David Lipten – Whorl for violin, clarinet, and piano
  • Songs

    Sunlit Peaks and Dark Valleys: II Children's Song - for the Children of Oklahoma City1997
    Bach in Blue for violin - clarinet and pianoBlue Clavichord · 2013
    Caractères Pour Violon Et Piano-Simple1991


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