A quartet of chamber works with Music From Copland House are on a new release, Secret Alchemy, written by Pierre Jalbert. Jalbert is a professor at Rice University, and serves as one of the artistic directors of contemporary chamber ensemble Musiqa. Three world premiere recordings of Secret Alchemy, String Trio, and Crossings, joined by a new recording of his Piano Trio No. 1 are on this Copland House Blend Recording. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Pierre about this stunning release.
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Jalbert’s close association with Copland House began in 1999, and included two Residency Awards, the Copland House/Borromeo Quartet Award, and the Copland House-Hoff Barthelson Music School Commission. Music from Copland House’s New York Premiere in 2001 of his Piano Trio No. 1 was the first of many performances the ensemble has given of that and other Jalbert works, including the world premiere of Crossings, which it commissioned.