GWYNETH WALKER (b.1947): New World Dances for Piano Trio, Craftsbury Trio for Piano Trio, A Vision of Hills for Piano Trio, Vigil for Violin and Piano, Touch the Sky for Cello and Piano, Fantasy Etudes for Violin and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 01I080
Reference: CRC 2820
Description: Walker's works are instantly appealing, easily approachable and dependent on accesible melodies informed by American folk and popular music with a particular fondness for piano ostinatos underpinning a soaring string line which may quote or be inspired by a hymn-like tune. The titles of the individual movements of the first two trios listed above ("Up-Tempo", "Slow Dance", "Soft-Shoe" and "Rapid Fire"; "Up-Country Toccata", "The Lark in the Morning", "You Can Buy It At the General Store" and "Crafstbury Common") give a good idea of the gentle humor and homely quality of the music. Trio Tulsa.