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Romancing Chopin / Jaskiewicz, Tryon, Shulman, Royer, Bloemendal, Toronto Sifonietta


Release Date: 11/11/2016 
Label:  Cambria   Catalog #: 1225   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinRonald RoyerAlexander Rapoport
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Romancing Chopin is a new release of arrangements for chamber orchestra showcasing Chopin's genius from a fresh perspective, as well as new compositions inspired by the work of Chopin combining his compositional techniques and style with those of contemporary composers Alexander Rapoport and Ronald Royer. The recording features the Toronto Symphony conducted by Matthew Jaskiewicz. Guest artists include pianist Valerie Tryon, flutist Nora Schulman, clarinetist Kaye Royer and cellist Coenraad Bloemendal. When music historians are analyzing the importance of a composer to the history of music, they examine not only the compositions themselves, but also the composer's influence on other composers. The music of Chopin continues to be loved and Read more respected as a monument to his genius, but he has also had a significant influence ona variety of composers up to the present day. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7 by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 12 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65: 3rd movement, Largo by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4.
Variations for Flute and Piano in E major on Rossini's "Non piu mesta", B 9 by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Poland 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5.
Nocturne for clarinet & string orchestra by Ronald Royer
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 7 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6.
Variation on a Theme of chopin, for piano & chamber orchestra (based on "Prelude in C Minor, Op. 28/ by Alexander Rapoport
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 12 Minutes 41 Secs. 
7.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 9 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8.
In Memoriam Fryderyk Chopin, for clarinet, cello & string orchestra (after Chopin's "Nocturne in E m by Ronald Royer
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
9.
Fantaisie - Impromptu, for flute & string orchestra (after Chopin's "Impromptu in G flat major, Op. by Ronald Royer
Conductor:  Matthew Jaskiewicz
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Cana 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 

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