ARS Produktion has announced the release of the Vienna-based Stefan Zweig Trio's new album: 'Korngold & Zemlinsky Piano Trios'.
The disc features Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Piano Trio in D Major Op. 1 - coupled with a new arrangement for violin, cello and piano of Alexander Zemlinsky's (1871-1942) Clarinet Trio in D Minor, Op. 3.
''Since we all come from different countries and backgrounds, we decided to focus on what we have in common - the love and fascination for our adoptive city Vienna ..." violinist Kei Shirai has told The Violin Channel.
"We chose to bring out two very early works from two representative and sometimes underestimated composers: Alexander von Zemlinsky and Erich Wolfgang Korngold ...'' he has said.
''We hope that these two very youthful and fresh works will take the listener on a journey to a very particular period: the Golden Age of Vienna, at the turn of the 20th century, where many artists were breaking boundaries, looking for new ways of expression and celebrating a city where everything was possible.''
Korngold & Zemlinsky Piano Trios
Stefan Zweig Trio
Label: ARS Produktion
Release Date: January 18, 2019