Quintet (For Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass, And Piano). By Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1939-). For Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano. Premiered August 2011 by La Jolla Music Society; Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio; Michael Tree, Viola; Harold Robinson, Double Bass. Contemporary. Performance score. Duration 22 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.444410310).
Commissioned by a large consortium for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, along with violist Michael Tree and contrabassist Harold Robinson, Zwilich infuses her new quintet with characteristic depth, sparkle, and fresh sonorities, plus a special blues-inspired homage to Schubert’s “Trout” theme. Parts available on rental. Dur.: 21’.