|Peter Jona Korn|
"Aloysia Serenade" was written for and dedicated to famous Boston Symphony Orchestra flautist Doriot Anthony Dwyer. The third movement of this piece is written for viola and cello, and as such, was premiered without the third movement being performed. The trio's recording will feature a studio recording of the full score.
This session marks the second trip into the studio to record what will be the trio's debut with PARMA Recordings. Eight Strings & a Whistle flutist, Suzanne Gilchrest, was able to provide PARMA with some detailed notes on Peter Jona Korn and his "Aloysia Serenade."
"Born in 1922 in Berlin, Peter Jona Korns musicality was apparent from an early age. He studied with Stephan Wolpe there for two years, and then briefly with Arnold Schönberg after emigrating to the United States in 1940. Despite his studies with Wolpe and Schönberg, Korn rejected atonality and the twelve-tone technique, and ultimately leaned toward a classical-romantic language.
Pictures from the trio's last visit to the studio can be seen below. Eight Strings & a Whistle will return to the studio in November to continue tracking for their release. In the meantime, they will be preparing for their performance at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York this November.