This third recording of Duo Concertante on the ATMA label presents an attractive array of recent Canadian chamber music by some of this country’s most talented composers. Ranging from the soothing and atmospheric to the most frenzied virtuosity, these works are truly in able hands: Duo Concertante has been acclaimed for performances characterized by brilliance, subtlety, passion, and stunning ensemble across Canada and the United States. Hailed for their « exceptional warmth and intimacy » (Ottawa Citizen), violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves have been described as « superb musicians » (Wholenote), who « work together with uncanny perfection » (Waterloo Gazette).
1. Dance Me to Your Beauty With a Burning Violin
CHAN KA NIN
2. Cool Mountain Water
3-5. Wild Honey
6. Portrait of a sentimental musician in a distorting mirror
ANDREW PAUL MACDONALD
7-9. Sonata No. 2 (« The Phoenix »), Op. 43