This CD features the Toronto Symphony performing five works of the distinguished modern Canadian composer Godfrey Ridout(1918-1984). Ridout worked in a classical vein with a modern idiom, including influences of post-impressionism as well as of the musical experiments of Charles Ives.


« The master craftsman, the brilliant orchestrator, the Torontonian rooted in Canadian experience, the man with the boy’s love of play – Godfrey Ridout has given us music that is exhuberant and sincere. Enjoy! »

– Erna Van Daele, Site Sound

« Centrediscs should be recommended for releasing this fine disc of lyrical music that should appeal to all music lovers. Every work is highly enjoyable! »

– De Jong, American Record Guide

« The intent is clearly to entertain and communicate, an effort that is clearly successful in this well crafted accessible music. »

– Joseph Stevenson, Stevenson Classical Compact Disc Guide

1-3. No Mean City – Scenes from Childhood

4-7. Music for a Young Prince

8-10. Cantiones Mysticae No.1

11. Ballade No.1 for Viola and String Orchestra

12-15. La Prima Ballerina, Suite No.1


Toronto Symphony
Victora Feldbrill, conductor/chef d’orchestre