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Umbra Septentrionis / Hirota


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Centrediscs   Catalog #: 23417  
Composer:  Brian CurrentPhilippe LerouxJeffrey RyanBrian Harman,   ... 
Performer:  Yoko Hirota
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Umbra Septentrionis (The Shadow of the North) signifies two ideas: Northern Ontario, Yoko Hirota's residence for the last sixteen years, and Canada, the Northern country to many Europeans. Umbra Septentrionis features solo piano works by ten Canadian composers. Four of the works featured were written for Yoko Hirota and were premiered at La Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur and PianoFest recitals, respectively. The musical language of each of the ten composers is distinct and unique: each composition revealing aspects of a powerful musical personality. Having been praised by the press as "precise and keenly projective" and demonstrating "the highest level of proficiency," Japanese-Canadian pianist Yoko Hirota is Read more considered one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano repertory of her generation. Yoko Hirota is a strong advocate of contemporary music in particular music by Canadian composers. Yoko's first album, The Piano Music of Arnold Schoenberg with 17 Fragments, was released to critical acclaim and was listed as one of the "essential tracks" by The Globe and Mail. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Leaps of Faith by Brian Current
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009; United States 
2.
Dense... Englouti by Philippe Leroux
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; France 
3.
Magpie by Jeffrey Ryan
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008; Canada 
4.
Inverno by Brian Harman
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; Canada 
5.
Asubakatchin by Robert Lemay
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; Canada 
6.
Miniature for Piano No. 4 by Aris Carastathis
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; Canada 
7.
Trinômes: III. Sgana by François Morel
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Canada 
8.
Au travers du cerceau by Samuel Andreyev
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; France 
9.
Solus by Alice Ping Yee Ho
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; Canada 
10.
Songs without Words (8) by Bruce Mather
Performer:  Yoko Hirota (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; Canada 

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