“Album: Sarah Slean & Symphony Nova Scotia
Artists: Sarah Slean, Symphony Nova Scotia, Bernhard Gueller
Label: Centrediscs
Date: Jan. 24

If you’re experiencing déja vu, here’s why: half of this album originated in 2012 when singer-songwriter Slean performed Lamento by Christos Hatzis with Symphony Nova Scotia and Bernhard Gueller. CBC Music recorded it and released videos you may have seen. Then, in 2018, the same musicians reunited for a new Hatzis work, Ecstasy, also recorded by CBC (see below). Now, thanks to Centrediscs, these performances are getting new life. If you’re looking for music that successfully crosses over between classical and popular styles, this is it…”

Author, Robert Rowat