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After four successful seasons of beautiful chamber music events, celebrating music composed and performed by women, we are excited about releasing our debut CD. We have included three world premiere recordings, feature four Australian composers, alongside some gorgeous gems and audience favourites. As much as we love discovering music from the past, we are also proud to feature works by six living composers. Check out some excerpts on SoundCloud!
“..the performers are to be congratulated on choosing such an imaginative programme”.. “committed and passionate” Musicweb-international.com CD Review“..unique among chamber music ensembles…..wonderful tribute to the veritable wealth of classical music composed by women” Readings review of Spirit and the Maiden CD
“… eclectic and extraordinary assemblage of compositions… engendering beauty and impacting the senses, intellect, and the emotions of the audience…The quality of the performances of the Muses Trio throughout speaks to their extensive range of emotions and technique. Their commitment and dedication to promote the music of women is equally impressive and should stand as a call to arms for a resurgence in the scholarship, perfor- mance, and recording of the repertoire of women.” Review from International Alliance for Women in Music Journal
Elena Kats-Chernin (Australian): The Spirit and the Maiden (violin, cello, piano).
Kate Neal (Australian): Song for Comb Man (solo piano) *World premiere recording
Louise Denson (Australian): Two Boleros (violin, cello, piano) *World premiere recording
Cécile Elton (Australian) – Insomnio de la cuidad (Tango for a Sleepless City) *World premiere recording
Amy Beach: Romance (violin and piano)
Jennifer Higdon – Pale Yellow / Fiery Red (violin, cello, piano)
Vítězslava Kaprálová – Elegy (violin and piano)
Nadia Boulanger: Three pieces for cello and piano.
Judith Bingham: Chapman’s Pool (violin, cello and piano)
Muses Trio would love to thank and acknowledge our generous CD crowd-funding campaign supporters, and our audience who continue to support and attend our performance projects. Thank you for your generous pledges which helped us create our debut album:
Alessandro d’Episcopo Amanda Rosenfeld Amber Evans Anastasia Beuttner-Moore Anna Milanovic Anne Milanovic Brenda Hunting Bronwyn Bell Bronwyn Carnavas Chris Osborne Christine Johnston Deborah Brook Deborah Merton Drew & Lucy Jarvis Gabby Gregory Geoffrey Spurling Heather Lloyd Ilona Oltuski Joane Ajala Jocelyn Wolfe Jo Hendrie Joon-Yee Kwok Judy & Reg MacDonald Kent Farbach Kirstie Page Leila Maraun Les Thompson Linsey Pollack Louise Denson Mary & Alex Milanovic Nichola Campbell Rebecca Appleton Sharon Bourne Sophie Till Steven Wall Susan Bennett Tim Yarham Trudy Morrison Zoka Milan
A special thank you for Brenda Hunting, Robert Davidson and Thomasin Kerr from Cooroora Institute.
Extra huge thanks to Barry and Jeanne Gorman, and their generous friends who choose to remain anonymous. Your support and vision for the Muses Trio is legendary.