Posted November 26, 2016

Ottorino Respighi b. Bologna, Italy, 1879 / d. Rome, Italy, 1936 Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures) (1927) Best known for his tone poems for (very) large orchestra (The Pines and Fountains of Rome), Respighi also composed numerous works for smaller orchestral forces, including this triptych inspired by three Renaissance paintings by Sandro Botticelli (ca.1445-1510). Primavera

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Posted November 9, 2016

Denis Gougeon b. Granby, Québec, 1951 Coup d’archets Denis Gougeon is a Canadian composer and music educator from Montréal. His more than 100 compositions encompass a wide variety of genres, including orchestral works, chamber music, opera, ballet, and pieces for solo instruments and voice. Gougeon began his career as a primarily self-taught composer. He later

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Posted October 24, 2016

The idea of a coast-to-coast recital tour of Canada has been percolating in my mind for many years. I have been very lucky to have traveled extensively through this great country of my birth, and am privileged to know the large cities well from repeated visits, but I often miss the days of my early

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Posted October 22, 2016

Sir Edward Elgar b. Lower Broadheath, England, 1857 / d. Worcester, England, 1934 Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15, No. 2 / Chanson de Martin, Op. 15, No. 1 (circa 1890) Christos Hatzis b. Volos, Greece, 1953 Thunder Drum (2016) Gustav Mahler b. Kaliště, Czech Republic, 1860 / d. Vienna, Austria, 1911 Symphony No. 4, G

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