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Essence Baroque

Matteis, H.I.F. Biber, J.S. Bach, G.P. Telemann, F. Couperin, J.-P. Rameau, E.-C. Jacquet de la Guerre and D. Scarlatti

Judy Hung, baroque violin, harpsichord, violoncello da spalla

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Release: Oct. 15, 2022

Essence Baroque is multi-instrumentalist Judy Hung’s first solo album. It features some of the baroque period’s favourite composers including N. Matteis, H.I.F. Biber, J.S. Bach, G.P. Telemann, F. Couperin, J.-P. Rameau, E.-C. Jacquet de la Guerre and D. Scarlatti. The album was recorded at Oscar Peterson Hall in Montreal by Mark Corwin with Rémi Collard as executive producer.

Vodova Day

Claude Arnold Thibault (alias Scat C.A.T), jazz voice

Release: Oct. 25, 2022

Claude Arnold Thibault, alias Scat C.A.T., has released his first album, Vodova Day, in which he (re)interprets 12 great jazz, swing, ballad and bebop standards with his unique twist, accompanied by high-calibre musicians. A scat specialist, he improvises his solos just like any other musician, adding a touch of French here and there, and even daring to sing a few wordless tracks. A luminous album by an authentic and generous artist. Check it out.

Clair de Lune

Claude Debussy

Jennifer King, piano

Release: Nov. 9, 2022

Jennifer King’s languid and dreamy performance of Debussy’s Clair de Lune is a chilly delight. King’s subtle touch accents the ­different shades of light hiding in the corners of the composition. Her performance, recorded on video and situating her in a dim light and muted background, ­captures the intimacy the piece is capable of evoking in the hands of a masterful pianist.


Benton Roark, Andrew Staniland, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Nico Muhly, J.S. Bach

Kate Read, viola; Michelle LaCour, audio engineer

Leaf Music LM258

Release : Nov. 18, 2022

Kate Read’s debut solo album After arrives Nov. 18 on Leaf Music. Artfully mixing baroque repertoire with experimental electronics, After ­delivers a stirring mix of antiquity and modernity from one of Newfoundland’s most in-demand violists. Read takes listeners on a journey that entwines the purity of Bach with the chaos of electronic improvisation in ways equally surprising and satisfying. She’s joined on the last track, Aftermath, by award-winning audio engineer Michelle LaCour, whose improvisational synth stabs and found effects provide a counterpoint to Read’s modern interpretation of Bach.

Taking Five

Rachmaninoff, Fauré, Rimsky-Korsakov, Dvořák, Mendelssohn

Catherine Little, cello; Gregory Myra, piano

Release: Nov. 19, 2021

Cellist and storyteller Catherine ­Little is on a mission to build a bridge to classical music. The five pieces on Taking Five have relatable melodies, harmonies and emotional language that is sure to resonate with audiences; they have hooks, are singable, and have an inviting warmth. The recording features superb and intuitive accompaniment by Gregory Myra on piano, and was recorded meticulously by Ben Creelman of Leaf Music, with the beautiful acoustics of Halifax’s St. Andrew’s Church.

Haydn OP. 77 & Mozart K. 614

Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Rosebud String Quartet: Aaron Schwebel and Sheila Jaffé, violins;
Keith Hamm, viola; Leana Rutt, cello

Leaf Music LM252

Rosebud String Quartet’s debut album features two Haydn compositions and one of Mozart’s. The album is characterized by the ­pristine playing, both individually and collectively, of one of Canada’s most in-demand and sought-after quartets. Thematically, the record features compositions that were all written at the end of its composer’s creative life, providing an opportunity for the Rosebud String Quartet to explore the relationship between creation and the creative lifespan.

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