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Introduction To Canadian Music


Release Date: 03/01/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8550171   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Calixa LavalléeClaude ChampagneJean CoulthardOskar Morawetz,   ... 
Performer:  Robert AitkenRobert SilvermanJanina FialkowskaJudy Loman,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen ChenetteMario BernardiKazuhiro KoizumiUri Mayer,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hannaford Street Silver BandVancouver CBC OrchestraWinnipeg Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
Fanfare (5-6/98, p.268) - "...The performances range in quality and sound from amusing to quite good, with most on the latter end. The composers are all from this century. All are well known in Canada. Almost all are misrepresented in the sense that their work is abundant and can't be treated in one track of a few minutes..."
Includes work(s) by Calixa Lavallée, Claude Champagne, Healey Willan, various composers.
REVIEWS:
Fanfare (5-6/98, p.268) - "...The performances range in quality and sound from amusing to quite good, with most on the latter end. The composers are all from this century. All are well known in Canada. Almost all are misrepresented in the sense that their work is abundant and can't be treated in one track of a few minutes..."
Includes work(s) by Calixa Lavallée, Claude Champagne, Healey Willan, various composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Indian Question: Marche Indienne by Calixa Lavallée
Conductor:  Stephen Chenette
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hannaford Street Silver Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Canada 
2.
Concerto for Piano "Fiesta": Vif et bien rythme by Claude Champagne
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
3.
Canada Mosaic: The Contented House by Jean Coulthard
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vancouver CBC Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Canada 
4.
Carnival Overture by Oskar Morawetz
Conductor:  Kazuhiro Koizumi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Canada 
5.
Fall Fair by Godfrey Ridout
Conductor:  Uri Mayer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; Canada 
6.
Atlantic Suite by Phil Nimmons
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
7.
Divertissement for Strings: Andante - Allegro by Pierre Mercure
Conductor:  Simon Streatfeild
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vancouver CBC Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957/1958; Canada 
8.
Concerto for Flute: 1st movement, Fast and Frenzied by R. Murray Schafer
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute)
Conductor:  Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vancouver Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
9.
Sketches from Natal: Mont-aux Sources by Malcolm Forsyth
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vancouver CBC Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Canada 
10.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 38: Allegro by Michael Conway Baker
Performer:  Robert Silverman (Piano)
Conductor:  Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vancouver CBC Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
11.
Symphony no 3, Op. 18: Allegro vivace - Lento by Jacques Hétu
Conductor:  Franco Mannino
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
12.
Souvenirs de Pologne: Giocoso (with a touch of the absurd) by Peter Paul Koprowski
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Conductor:  Raffi Armenian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
13.
Music for Heaven and Earth: Thunder Dragon by Alexina Louie
Conductor:  Alex Pauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Esprit Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
14.
Romance for Brass Band by Gary Kulesha
Conductor:  Stephen Chenette
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
15.
Akasha by Glenn Buhr
Conductor:  Bramwell Tovey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
16.
Elan by Linda Bouchard
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Canada 
17.
Magnus Dominus by Anonymous
18.
Hodie, Christus natus est, B 319 by Healey Willan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1937; England 
19.
Songs (5) of the Newfoundland Outports: Feller from Fortune by Harry Stuart Somers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
20.
Soleil couchants by André Prévost
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; Canada 
21.
Ave, verum corpus by Imant Raminsh
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Canada 
22.
Sketches (2) based on French Canadian Airs: Notre Seigneur en pauvre by Sir Ernest MacMillan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
23.
Suite in Six Movements: Pemoengkah by Colin McPhee
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
24.
Pieces (15) for Harp: Quarks by John Weinzweig
Performer:  Judy Loman (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
25.
Toccata for Soprano and Flute by Harry Freedman
Performer:  Mary Morrison (Soprano), Robert Aitken (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Canada 
26.
Etudes de sonorite (2): no 2 by François Morel
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1954; Canada 
27.
African Funeral Song by Nexus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
28.
Chansons (5) for Percussion by Claude Vivier
Performer:  David Kent (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; Canada 
29.
Thèmes (6) solaires: no 1, Soleil for Piano by Denis Gougeon
Performer:  Richard Raymond (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Canada 
30.
Jeux de société: Le jeu de téléphone by Denys Bouliane
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979-1980; Canada 
31.
Alma Chillin by Mark Duggan
Performer:  Bill Brennan (Percussion), Mark Duggan (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
32.
Dripsody by Hugh Le Caine
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; Canada 
33.
Big Bang II by Marcelle Deschênes
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Canada 
34.
Nadir by Christos Hatzis
Performer:  Peter Hannan (Recorder), Douglas Perry (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Canada 

Sound Samples

Marche indienne
Concert pour piano et orchestre - Fiesta
Canada Mosaic - The Contented House
Carnival Overture
Fall Fair
Atlantic Suite - Harbours
Divertissement - Andante allegro
Flute Concerto - Quickly and lightly
Sketches from Natal - Mont-aux-Sources
Concerto for Piano & Ch. Orchestra - Allegro
Symphoie No. 3 - Allegro vivace-lento
Souvenirs de Pologne - Giocoso
Music for Heaven and Earth - Thunder Dragon
Romance for Brass Band
Akasha (Sky)
Élan
Magnus dominus
Hodie, Christus natus est
Feller from Fortune
Soleils couchants
Ave, verum corpus
Notre Seigneur en Pauvre
Pemoengkah
15 Pieces for Harp - Quarks
Toccata
Deux études de sonorité - No. 2
African Funeral Song (arr. Nexus)
Chanson du matin
Six thèmes-solaired - No. 1
Le jeu du téléphone
Alma Chillin
Dripsody
Big Bang II
Nadir

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