A Chinese-Canadian OperaThe Monkiest King is a new children's opera by JUNO-nominated composer Alice Ping Yee Ho and performed by the Canadian Children's Opera Company.Internationally acclaimed Canadian percussionist Beverley Johnston presents her seventh solo recording THE SPIRIT AND THE DUST featuring the music of Christos Hatzis, Richard Mascall, Norbert Palej and Dinuk Wijeratne.Hear Sarah Slean and Symphony Nova Scotia in this electrifying, rave-reviewed collaboration. Now available on CD, Apple Music, Spotify, and more.
Canadian music for violaCanadian violist and singer Margaret Carey presents a stunning collection of music for viola by celebrated Canadian composers Jean Coulthard, Jacques Hétu , Ana Sokolovic, Evelin Ramon, Sean Clarke, Howard Bashaw, and Laurie DuncanOur Strength, Our Song celebrates the work of six Canadian women in duos for violin and cello, from seminal composers Violet Archer and Jean Coulthard, to the composers of today; Rebekah Cummings, Alice Ho, Barbara Monk Feldman and Jocelyn Morlock. Performed by violinist Akemi Mercer-Niewoehner and cellist Rachel Mercer.
music by Hope Lee
for piano solo
and other songs for voice and pianoThe Canadian Art Song Project presents the first ever recording devoted entirely to songs by Healey Willan, featuring beloved favourites as well as several lesser known pieces, with baritone Peter Barrett, soprano Martha Guth, mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy and pianist Helen Becqué.
Music by / Musique de Frank HorvatWhat Goes Around is a minimalist chamber music album by Canadian composer Frank Horvat.Carmen Braden’s second studio album Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars celebrates her chamber compositions.Land's End Ensemble's second recording celebrating their 20th anniversary features new works by four award-winning Canadian composers: Vincent Ho, Omar Daniel, Analia Llugdar, and Derek Charke.To celebrate the centennial of Istvan Anhalt’s birth, Centrediscs is proud to present a recording featuring his two final orchestral works, ... the timber of those times… (…a theogony…), and Four Portraits from Memory.
Music by Latvian-Canadian Composers
Musiques des compositeurs canado-lettonsThe Toronto Latvian Concert Association is pleased to offer this recording featuring the music of Janis Kalnins, Talivaldis Kenins, and Imant Raminsh as a tribute to the significant contribution made by Canadians of Latvian heritage to music and culture in Canada.In this second recording dedicated to the songs of celebrated Canadian composer Derek Holman, Canadian Art Song Project has partnered with the Aldeburgh Connection to highlight works that emerged from relationships nurtured for decades between Holman and pianists Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata and tenor Colin Ainsworth.Srul Irving Glick's (1934 – 2002) musical depictions of Jewish life in his Suites Hébraïques are particularly vivid examples of his chamber music. Glick wrote for many other genres, including art song, choral and symphonic music, but these six suites contain much of his very finest work.Over the last fifteen years, Victor Herbiet has composed works in various styles to add new and innovative selections to the classical saxophone repertoire. Whether he draws inspiration from the Argentinian tango, ragtime, French Impressionism, serialism or electronic music, he strives to infuse flow and energy in every piece he creates.
Canadian Orchestral Music 1874-1943 - Musique orchestrale canadienneA debut recording by the pioneering Symphonova Orchestra, the CD is a celebration of technological innovation in the service of the classical-music heritage.Jim and Paul play Glenn and Ludwig is a jazz album inspired by Glenn Gould’s favourite Beethoven music performed by the Jim Gelcer / Paul Hoffert Trio.Soundspinning calls attention to some of Southam’s rarely heard gems, going back as far as 1963. Virtuosic torrents of notes, 12 tone meditations and monumental, chordal pieces all demonstrate her compositional mastery and creativity.impurity chains is an album about influences: the joyful chaos of 21st-century listening and the creative impact this can have on a composer.
Land's End Ensemble @ 20Pulling the Light: Land’s End Ensemble @ 20 is a collection of premiere recordings of beautiful new works by composers from across Canada, performed by Land’s End Ensemble with guest artist clarinetist James Campbell.Go By Contraries is a collection of powerful contemporary art songs by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland, in the world-premiere recording by soprano Martha Guth, baritone Tyler Duncan, and pianist Erika Switzer.