Over seventy minutes of dynamic orchestra sound is here presented for the enjoyment of the avid new music listener. Taken from the « Musique Actuelle » series of CBC Radio-Canada broadcasts, these are inspired and rich performances of works by three of Québec’s foremost contemporary composers.

« All three compositions are striking works full of interesting individual ideas, all organized with the rhapsodic, ad hoc structure of a tone poem. An exceptionally interesting disc, very well recorded. »
Stevenson Classical Disc Guide

« There is some exceptional music here for listeners who will accept free-form musical associations. »
– Stephen Ellis, Fanfare

« The Orchestre Métropolitain conducted Walter Boudreau display zest and vigour in their performance of works by more ‘experimental’ figures of the recent generation of Canadian composers – works at the stylistic vanguard. »
– Malcolm Miller, Tempo (U.K.)


1. Over Time


2. Autour d’Ainola


3. Siddartha *

* This work was nominated for a
1989 JUNO: Best Classical Composition.

Cette oeuvre a été nominée pour un JUNO 1989: Meilleur composition classique.