Upcoming EventsApril 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Celebrating Charles Wuorinen's 80th Year. Exploring Wuorinen's monumental contribution and those he has influenced, Da Capo performs early and late Wuorinen works.Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street New York, NY
Charles Wuorinen’s String Trio was written in 1967-68 for the Potomac String Trio, who first performed it in the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., 27 October 1968. It has been described by the composer as "a one movement work of slowly unfolding lines and ever-increasing drama, with an accelerating degree of complexity." At 16 and ½ minutes, it shows a raga-like development from a drone-accompanied opening on G through a zone of maximum complexity, finally coming to rest in a slowly pulsating variation of the opening material. The String Trio is a massive work, monumental in scale and design, and arguably the most substantial addition to the literature since the Schoenberg work, Op.45, of 1946.