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World Premiere
Salle de concert Bourgie, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, QC
Camerata Orford Ensemble / Jean-François Rivest
Composer's Notes

Brass instruments, especially the trumpet and trombone, recently interested me for use in chamber music because of their ability to play softly and use different kinds of mutes. Combining them with solo strings fascinated me so I wrote the Double Trio. This work was composed for the opening of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Bourgie Concert Hall in September of 2011.

The Double Trio is dedicated to Pierre Bourgie.

— Elliott Carter
September 1, 2011

Press Quotes

"The new eight-minute Double Trio of this year is one of Carter’s most brilliant creations..."
—Charles Rosen, New York Review of Books

Recommended Recording

Rolf Schulte/Mike Truesdell/Jim Pugh/Peter Evans/Fred Sherry/Stephen Gosling
NMC D193

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