Attracting Opposites: New Music for Piano Trio


1. 3 Poems of William Butler Yeats: No. 1. The Wild Swans at Coole: Allegro agitato

2. 3 Poems of William Butler Yeats: No. 2. The Lake Isle of Innisfree: Slowly

3. 3 Poems of William Butler Yeats: No. 3. The Cat and the Moon: Rondo - Jig - Allegro giocoso

4. Songs of Light and Darkness: I. Dark Night of the Soul

5. Songs of Light and Darkness: II. Mountaintop Light

6. Songs of Light and Darkness: III. Light on a Calm Sea - Lux perpetua

7. Songs of Light and Darkness: IV. Dark Clouds, Sunrays Sparkling on Water

8. Julian Trio: I. All Shall Be Well

9. Julian Trio: II. All Love Unbounded

10. Opposites Attract: I. Alpha Meets Omega: Calm and Mysterious

11. Opposites Attract: II. Dance of the Yin-Yang: Spirited

12. Piano Trio No. 2

American discoveries

More wonderful American chamber works uncovered by the Rawlins Piano Trio.

For their fourth recording on Albany Records, the Rawlins Piano Trio has once again uncovered gems of the American repertoire including three world premiere recordings of the Grasse, Risher and Wilson and a commissioned work from the brilliant young composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. Founded in 1987 the Rawlins Piano Trio performs regularly throughout the United States and abroad. They have formed a reputation as a preeminent interpreter of 19th and early 20th century American music.


1. Second Trio in A Major, Edwin Grasse, composer

2.Volvic Maritim, 
 Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

3. Trio: Four Combinations for Three Instruments, 
Henry Cowell, composer

4. Andante Religioso, 
Anna Priscilla Risher, composer

Berceuse, Anna Priscilla Risher, composer

Mazurka, Anna Priscilla Risher, composer

From the West, Anna Priscilla Risher, composer

From My Youth, Op. 5, Book I, Mortimer Wilson, composer


"Another Winner from the Rawlins Trio... [The Rawlins Trio's] playing is artful, suave and pleasing." (Scott Morrison)

"This is one of those discs with an excavatory bent that really hits gold. The Cowell caught my eye first, but, in the event, my ears were beguiled by the entire program. ...The Rawlins Piano Trio is an excellent group of musicians...sheer musical excellence on display here." (Fanfare)