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Silenced Voices

Cedille Records

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1 Dick Kattenburg: Trio a cordes / Allegro giocoso
2 Trio a cordes
3 Sandor Kuti: Serenade for String Trio / Scherzando
4 Adagio ma non troppo
5 Hans Krasa: Passacaglia & Fuga for String Trio / Passacaglia
6 Fuga
7 Tanec for string trio
8 Gideon Klein: Trio for violin, viola, and cello / Allegro
9 Lento
10 Molto vivace
11 Paul Hermann: Strijktrio
12 Geza Frid: Trio cordes, Op. 1 / Allegretto
13 Andante cantabile
14 Allegro giocoso
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Black Oak Ensemble, a violin, viola, and cello trio comprising three of Chicago's most enterprising chamber musicians, makes its recording debut with Silenced Voices, an album of intriguing works by six promising, early 20th century Jewish composers originally from Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and the Netherlands. 

One survived World War II as a member of the Dutch resistance, the others perished in concentration camps and elsewhere in Nazi-occupied Europe.  Silenced Voices, available July 12, 2019, includes Dick Kattenburg's Trio à cordes; Sándor Kuti's Serenade for String Trio; Hans Krása's Passacaglia & Fuga and Tánec for string trio; Gideon Klein's Trio for violin, viola and cello; Paul Hermann's Strijktrio; and the world-premiere recording of wartime survivor Géza Frid's Trio à cordes, Op. 1 (Cedille Records CDR 900000 189). 

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