Browsing: Classical Music

Emily Doolittle: composer; Jennifer King: piano. – Leaf Music, LM2015 From the upcoming album O Mistress Moon: Canadian Edition, Gleise 581c takes listeners to new heights, having us imagine ourselves looking at the planet from space, watching it turn, and projecting our wonder, imagination, and hopes onto it. Gleise 581c is a lively minimalistic work, full of sparkling atmospheric piano patterns that contrast with a dark and spacious otherworldly middle section. This work is eloquent in hopefulness and effective in its sparseness. This release is part of an advertising supplement and does not engage this magazine to any opinions that may be…

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Matthew Larkin, organ. ATMA ACD22857 ATMA Classique is pleased to present the label debut of Canadian organist Matthew Larkin. Recorded on the Casavant Opus 550 organ at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Toronto, this two-disc recital showcases the remarkable breadth and beauty of one of North America’s most famous organs. This release is part of an advertising supplement and does not engage this magazine to any opinions that may be expressed in the content of this review. To advertise in this section, contact: [email protected]

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David Jacques, guitar. ATMA ACD22821 ATMA Classique is pleased to present the label debut of Canadian organist Matthew Larkin. Recorded on the Casavant Opus 550 organ at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Toronto, this two-disc recital showcases the remarkable breadth and beauty of one of North America’s most famous organs. This release is part of an advertising supplement and does not engage this magazine to any opinions that may be expressed in the content of this review. To advertise in this section, contact: [email protected]

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Derek Charke, composer and flute; Eugene Cormier, guitar (Leaf Music, LM234) Bathymetric Terrains muses on the ecology of oceans and tidal bays. This visual album included a full-length video version of the album that combines elements of the live video projections used in on-stage performances with newly acquired footage of the duo playing their instruments on or near the ocean floor in Nova Scotia. Combining acoustic, vocal and electroacoustic elements, Bathymetric Terrains is an exciting journey beneath the ocean to discover new landscapes and sounds. This release is part of an advertising supplement and does not engage this magazine to any opinions…

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Grej in collaboration with Maureen Batt (Leaf Music, LM243) Created from letters and journals written on a journey through grief, the inspiration for this work came from our dear friend and its message is universal. This album represents a journey through grief but is, above all, a love story.  The music was composed by Grej (Gregory Harrison) in collaboration with Maureen Batt. The concept is a marriage between classical and electronic genres that utilizes voice, piano, harmonium, synthesizer, and field recordings. This release is part of an advertising supplement and does not engage this magazine to any opinions that may be expressed…

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JAN JÄRVLEPP, composer. Pascale Margely flute, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra | Stanislav Vavřínek conductor, Zagreb Festival Orchestra | Ivan Josip Skender conductor, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Petr Vronský conductor : (Navona Records, NV6291) Jan Järvlepp’s first Navona release, CONCERTO 2000, presents a tonal concerto scored for orchestra – one might think Wagner or Mahler when listening. Except that Wagner and Mahler might not quite have agreed with the directness of his tonal language: for Järvlepp’s work unabashedly aspires to appeal on a popular level. The listener who expects a daunting epic in face of an awe-inducing title such as CONCERTO 2000 will be…

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Jeanne Lamon passed away on June 20, 2021. This article was originally published in The Music Scene in December 2006. The year was 1981. It was the beginning of the decade of excess: big hair, big shoulder pads, and big Zeffirelli productions at the Met. But that year, a violinist named Jeanne Lamon became music director of a fledgling Toronto orchestral ensemble specializing in Baroque music. The group was smala in size, but it had big ideas, big heart and, above all, a huge passion for what it was doing. Today, Tafelmusik is Canada’s premier baroque orchestra, renowned the world…

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Ten concerts: This we know for sure. Almost certainly starting on Sept. 12 with violinist Blake Pouliot, who, as a Canadian, cannot be stopped at the border or otherwise prevented from playing in Pollack Hall at the immemorial time of 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. As for the U.K.-based Doric String Quartet, they can be called probables for Oct. 3, given the general downward trajectory of COVID numbers in the middle of the pandemic’s second summer. “If the borders aren’t open, we’ll have to find something else,” says Constance Pathy, president of the venerable Ladies’ Morning Musical Club. Pathy views such…

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“If it were not for my mother, this orchestra would not exist,” Boris Brott, artistic director and chief conductor of the Orchestre classique de Montréal, says forthrightly about Lotte Brott, 1922-1998, who served as the manager of what was long known as the McGill Chamber Orchestra.  “If it were not for my mother, this orchestra would not exist,” Boris Brott, artistic director and chief conductor of the Orchestre classique de Montréal, says forthrightly about Lotte Brott, 1922-1998, who served as the manager of what was long known as the McGill Chamber Orchestra.  Since existence is a condition much preferable to…

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New Brunswick – Nouveau Brunswick Festival international de musique baroque de Lamèque Lamèque, 22 au 24 juillet www.festivalbaroque.com Le Festival célébre son 45e anniversaire sous le thème « Magnifique Baroque » en présentant trois grands concerts virtuels avec des artistes de renommée internationale, une série de trois mini-concerts qui seront offerts gratuitement ainsi qu’une série de rencontres et causeries. Les grands concerts de l’édition 2021 permettront aux mélomanes d’apprécier les œuvres de Johann Sebastian Bach, de Jean-Philippe Rameau et de compositeurs espagnols et portugais ayant voyagé et travaillé en Amérique latine à l’époque baroque. Ces concerts seront présentés en…

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