In the Recording Studio...

The Damocles Trio will complete its first commercial recording of Joaquín Turina's complete piano trios and quartet in October, 2002. The trio is delighted to collaborate with Emerson Quartet violist Lawrence Dutton in Turina's Piano Quartet (see also articles below on Turina's chamber music as well as the trio's list of upcoming performances) and Grammy-Award winning record producer Adam Abeshouse. Release information will be available from the trio's website.
Pianist Adam Kent's recording of Ernesto Halffter's complete piano music (Bridge 9106) has been garnering rave reviews from the international press. BBC Music Magazine recently gave the CD its highest rating and commented, "Exotic, vital, dancy and eloquently lyrical by turns, (the music) has, too, certain rather jazzy elements, all of which are impeccably captured by this young American pianist...Beautifully recorded, his playing here is often suggestive of Alicia de Larrocha. The sound, like much of Spanish music, particularly flamenco, is often hard, but never unpleasantly strident, but there's also a full-bodied 'singing' tone, perfectly suited to the music's more lyrical and rhapsodic moments, and a command of buoyant articulation from which many far better-known pianists could learn a lot. I recommend this disc wholeheartedly."
The CD is available in local record stores and through the internet at or

updated: 8/11/2011