Robert Xavier Rodríguez: Chamber Works

Colorado Quartet, Clavier Trio, Voices of Change

Catalog #: TROY1136
Release Date: September 1, 2009
Format: Digital

Robert Xavier Rodríguez is one of the most significant and often-performed American composers of his generation. His music has been described as "Romantically dramatic" and "richly lyrical" by the press. He first gained international recognition in 1971 when he was awarded the Prix de Composition Musicale Prince Pierre de Monaco for his Trio I heard on this recording. A student of Nadia Boulanger, Rodríguez also studied composition with Jacob Druckman, Bruno Maderna and Elliott Carter. He holds the Endowed Chair of University Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. His music has been performed all over the world by orchestras and at chamber music festivals. This recording offers a much-welcomed survey of his chamber music.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Meta 4 Robert Xavier Rodríguez Colorado Quartet
Sor(tri)lege: Trio III Robert Xavier Rodríguez Clavier Trio
Trio II Robert Xavier Rodríguez Clavier Trio
Trio I Robert Xavier Rodríguez Voices of Change


  • "Rodriguez's chamber works are a fine representation of a personal and public legacy the composer continues to shape."

    – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • "Any listener who likes new American Romanticism will want to buy this disc. For me, the string quartet is worth the price of admission, no matter what your taste."

    – Fanfare

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