He later collaborated with conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Christoph von Dohnányi, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, and Leonard Slatkin and performed with many of the world’s great orchestras. In 1977 he performed with violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson at the inauguration of U.S. President Jimmy Carter. They continued to play together and formally established themselves as the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio in 1981. During their 45 years together, the Trio recorded most of the classic piano trio literature including the complete trios of Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and Johannes Brahms, the complete chamber music for their instruments by Maurice Ravel, and also a number of new works written for them by composers Richard Danielpour, John Corigliano, and Daron Hagen, among others.
Kalichstein became a member of the Juilliard School faculty in 1983. In 1997, he was appointed Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music and Artistic Director of the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts, by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2003 he was appointed to Juilliard’s newly established Edwin S. and Nancy A. Marks Chair in Chamber Music Studies. Joseph Kalichstein died on March 31, 2022.
- Anything Goes/Debussy
- Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered/Schubert
- Cheek to Cheek/Beethoven
- Hanukkah Song/Stravinsky
- It’s All Right with Me/Beethoven
- Jingle Bells/Chopin
- London Bridge/Prokofiev
- My Favorite Things/Bach