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Walter's Mixed Bag - Music Of Walter Bourdeau


Release Date: 03/13/2007 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22551   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Walter Boudreau
Performer:  Olga Ranzenhofer
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du QuébecMcGill University Percussion Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Walter's Mixed Bag is a journey through the imagination of one of Canada's most outrageously bold composers, Walter Boudreau. Born in 1947, the prolific composer and conductor has composed more than fifty works that have been performed in Canada, the United States, and Europe. This deeply personal portrait includes a five-minute capsule of the history of music (Le Récital), a fifteen-minute account of the earth's genesis performed by eight percussionists (Les Sept Jours), and excerpts from L'Asile de la pureté, a work completed in 2003. La Vie d'un héros is an epic tribute to his friend, composer Claude Vivier, whose tragic death in 1983 profoundly affected him. Boudreau was awarded the Opus Prize for Composer of the Year in 1998, and Read more became the artistic director of The Ensemble de la SMCQ that same year. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le Recital by Walter Boudreau
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Canada 
2.
Les Septs Jours by Walter Boudreau
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  McGill University Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Canada 
3.
L'Asile de la pureté: Prélude "Destin tragique" by Walter Boudreau
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; Canada 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
4.
L'Asile de la pureté: Cortège funèbre by Walter Boudreau
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; Canada 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
L'Asile de la pureté: Apparition "Jeûne" by Walter Boudreau
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6.
L'Asile de la pureté: Valse by Walter Boudreau
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; Canada 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7.
L'Asile de la pureté: Adieu, merle noir by Walter Boudreau
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; Canada 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
8.
L'Asile de la pureté: Postlude "Les Portes de l'Enfer" by Walter Boudreau
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du Québec
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9.
La Vie d'un héros "Tombeau de Vivier" by Walter Boudreau
Performer:  Olga Ranzenhofer (Violin)
Conductor:  Walter Boudreau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Société de Musique Contemporain du Québec,  McGill University Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; Canada 
Length: 32 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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