I am a bad son. Right now I am "visiting" my parents and of course I could not help myself and currently I am going through a couple boxes of discs (or rather I was). I have much stored in their house and well the pull to browse through recordings I don't even remember off-hand is too strong!
So quickly here's a disc of music by the American composer James Niblock (born in Scappoose, Oregon, on November 1st, 1917). This is charming, enjoyable music indeed! The Verdehr Trio are exceptional players, and their " The Making of a Medium" series on Crystal is imo no less exceptional. I have already posted Volume 1 quite a while back, a recording that features Hovhaness's "Lake Samish" for Violin, Clarinet and Piano.
James Niblock's musical background includes violin study with Franck Eichenlaub of Portland, Oregon and Jascha Brodsky of Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia. After serving in the US Air Force (1942-46), he began his graduate work at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs where he studied violin with Josef Gingold and music composition with Roy Harris and Paul Hindemith. (more info another time..)
Walter Verdehr, Violin - Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Clarinet - Gary Kirkpatrick, Piano
1)Il Penseroso e Allegro (5:28)
8)Adagio; Allegro molto (2:57)
Trio in B-flat, K.358 by W.A. Mozart (transcribed by Niblock)
11)Molto Presto (2:34)
14)MSU Fight Song (1:55)