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To capture the unique structure of Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla's tangos nuevos on their album Celebrating Piazzolla, Neave Trio went as close to the source as possible, bringing in Piazzolla's colleagues Jose Bragato and Leonardo Suarez Paz.

"I think we all felt like we got a real window into the world of Piazzolla and the tango nuevo," says violinist Anna Williams.

Beethoven penned his marvelous "Archduke" piano trio when his composition skills found their full maturity. As Robert Rival writes in the liner notes for the Gryphon Trio's recording of the piece, it is "not only Beethoven's masterpiece in the genre but also one of his finest lyrical achievements." Catch it in its entirety from the Gryphon Trio on Friday's program.

Trio Settecento performs baroque music on original instruments. They explore German composers such as Johann Philipp Kreiger in their release A German Bouquet. Catch his Sonata in D Minor, Op. 2, No. 2 in Monday's program.

Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio -- Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin;  Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello -- perform a concert Saturday, August 29, at the Eureka Springs Auditorium. Tune in to Friday's program for their recording of Dvorak's luscious "Dumky" trio, op. 90.

Claude Debussy’s intimate relationship with music is perhaps most apparent in the delicacy of compositions like his sonata for flute, viola, and harp, which appears on the album Tre Voci along with compositions by Tōru Takemitsu and Sofia Gubaidulina. In the liner notes, Jürg Stenzl writes about Debussy’s sonata that the “sound and line are made completely ethereal and magical…The music begins literally to breathe like a living organism.” Experience the hauntingly beautiful landscape of this piece on Wednesday’s program.  

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