CBC Classical Disc of the Week: SIX DEPARTURES by Trio Verlaine

This week CBC Radio 2’s In Concert program selected Trio Verlaine’s debut Ravello Records digital-only album SIX DEPARTURES, which was released in September, as its Classical Disc of the Week.

The Canadian ensemble Trio Verlaine consists of violist David Harding, flutist Lorna McGhee, and harpist Heidi Krutzen. All three musicians are highly regarded in their respective fields – Heidi is Principal Harp with the Vancouver Opera, David is Professor of Viola & Chamber Music at Carnegie Mellon University, and Lorna is Principal Flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – and are drawn together by friendship and the committed desire to further the catalog of music for the ensemble’s distinctive instrumentation.
SIX DEPARTURES features works by Arnold Bax and André Jolivet as well as world premiere recordings of R. Murray Schafer’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp, and Jeffery Cotton’s Six Departures. In the imaginative hands of Trio Verlaine, this album builds on the repertoire for this unique combination of instruments first dreamt of by Debussy, while embracing the future with open arms.
The album is available globally from many online retailers and streaming sites, including iTunes, Amazon, ClassicsOnlineSpotify, and Rhapsody.

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