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True North / Mathieu, Chua


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Centrediscs   Catalog #: 24417  
Composer:  Healey WillianAdam ScimeBrian HarmanMaria Molinari,   ... 
Performer:  Veronique MathieuStephanie Chua
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

True North features an all-Canadian programme of six works for violin and piano spanning 100 years; from a three-movement sonata by Healey Willan written in 1916 to two newly commissioned works by Ontario composers Brian Harman and Adam Scime completed in 2016. Rounding out the disc are works by Alice Ho, Maria Molinari, and Heather Schmidt. Each piece on the disc features a unique and distinctive voice, with styles ranging from neo-Romantic to dance-like rhythms to an inclusion of field recordings from the shores of Lake Ontario. This debut recording by Veronique Mathieu and Stephanie Chua showcases the breadth and depth of Canada’s musical history and creativity. Canadian violinist Veronique Mathieu and pianist Stephanie Chua are dynamic Read more and compelling artists who champion contemporary music of emerging composers alongside those that are internationally established, as well as relish in re-introducing the works for forgotten composers of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods to a new audience. It is important to Veronique and Stephanie that their collaborations and performances spark new artistic and social developments. They hope to contribute to the evolution of classical music as well as forge new connections between composers and audiences. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, HWC 100 by Healey Willian
Performer:  Veronique Mathieu (Violin), Stephanie Chua (Piano)
2.
Gradual Erasures by Adam Scime
Performer:  Veronique Mathieu (Violin), Stephanie Chua (Piano)
3.
Cherry Beach by Brian Harman
Performer:  Veronique Mathieu (Violin), Stephanie Chua (Piano)
4.
Pezzi (3) for Violin and Piano by Maria Molinari
Performer:  Veronique Mathieu (Violin), Stephanie Chua (Piano)
5.
Adagio for Violin and Piano by Heather Schmidt
Performer:  Veronique Mathieu (Violin), Stephanie Chua (Piano)
6.
Extasis by Alice Ping Yee Ho
Performer:  Veronique Mathieu (Violin), Stephanie Chua (Piano)

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