Walden Trio

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  • Duration 17 min
  • Year 1974
  • Instrumentation Flute, Cello and Piano
  • Commissioned by the Walden Trio
  • Publisher Theodore Presser Co.
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1. Awakening


2. Nocturne


3. Scherzo and Epilogue


Program Notes

Commissioned by the Walden Trio and premiered at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York on Oct. 13, 1974. Other notable performances include: Oct 10,1976 by the Walden Trio at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC / May 3, 1985 by the NJ Chamber Music Society, Fred Sherry (cello), Peggy Schecter (flute), Bernice Silk (piano).

"Mr.Turrin has written a vital work that is rhythmically and dynamically alive. There is no lack of ideas, which tumble one after the other yet seem capable of growth. The idiom is modern the piece thoroughly engaging and making deft use of the instruments."

— NEW YORK TIMES (10/20/74)

"There is no guessing what new music will make a place for itself in the repertory, but I think Turrin's Walden Trio belongs in it somewhere."

— THE RECORD (10/14/75)