The Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio announce ‘In Celebration’, their first album on Signum Classics, due for release on 3 March 2023. The album features two piano trios by Stanley Silverman and features Sting as a guest artist on track 4. The two piano trios featured on the album - Reveille (Trio No. 2) and In Celebration - have both been central works in the Trio’s repertoire.
Reveille (Trio No. 2) was written in 2011 for the Trio and Sting who premiered the piece at the 92nd Street Y in New York to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Stanley Silverman dedicated the piece to Herman Sandler, a family friend and classical music supporter who sadly lost his life in 9/11. Stanley’s son Ben commissioned him to write the work to honour Sandler.
In Celebration (Trio No. 1) was written by Silverman in 1989 following the Trio’s request for him to write something “jazzy”. Silverman’s inspiration for In Celebration was a generation of well-known people who had turned 70 that year, including American musicians Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Miller, English writer Anthony Burgess and baseball players Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. The trio features dance rhythms that spanned the 70 years prior to its writing in 1989. The piece was premiered by the Trio at the Krannert Center followed by a New York premiere at the 92nd Street Y, as both venues co-commissioned the work.
Stanley Silverman “These piano trios are deeply personal. While celebrating those dedicated and cited I am particularly grateful for the decades of close personal and professional relationships with the performers”
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio "We are so pleased that these recordings are now available to the public! Stanley Silverman’s uniquely engaging music has been at the heart of our Trio’s repertoire for several decades, and we are honored to count Stanley among our dear friends."