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Rolfe: Breathe


Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Centrediscs   Catalog #: 24517  
Composer:  James Rolfe
Performer:  Katherine HillSuzie LeBlancLaura PudwellAlexander Dobson,   ... 
Conductor:  David FallisLarry Beckwith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto ConsortToronto Masque TheatreExultate Chamber Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

BREATHE is a new album of works for voices and early instruments by Toronto composer James Rolfe. Collaborating with acclaimed Canadian writers Andre Alexis (Giller Prize winner), Steven Heighton (Governor General's Award for Literature), and Anna Chatterton (Dora Award winner), Rolfe's music ranges from intense drama to ethereal lyricism, from virtuosic to serene, portraying the erotic and spiritual aspects of love and longing with his unmistakeable and intimate vocal writing. This recording features luminous performances from such stellar performers as Suzie LeBlanc, Alexander Dobson, Monica Whicher, and The Toronto Consort led by David Fallis. Canadian composer James Rolfe--"one of our most gifted composers"--has been performed Read more to critical and audience acclaim across Canada and abroad. He is the recipient of awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Jules Leger Prize for Chamber Music. His music has been described as "powerful and succinct", "monumental, mesmerizing, breathtaking", and "the triumphal event of the opera season...astonishing." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Breathe by James Rolfe
Performer:  Katherine Hill (Soprano), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Laura Pudwell (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Fallis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Consort
2.
Europa by James Rolfe
Performer:  Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Alexander Dobson (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Fallis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Consort
3.
Aeneas and Dido by James Rolfe
Performer:  Vicki St. Pierre (Mezzo Soprano), Michele DeBoer (Soprano), Alexander Dobson (Baritone),
Monica Whicher (Soprano), Teri Dunn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Larry Beckwith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Masque Theatre,  Exultate Chamber Singers

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