Call Number: CD 94
Format: Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: January 1, 1984
Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques
Covering a wide spectrum of ideas and techniques, Ballade contains piano works by six of Canada’s most distinguished composers. Canadian pianist Charles Foreman is a musician of wide accomplishment who has become well-known in North America for his eclectic recital programming, his large repertoire, and has been specifically noted for his performance of contemporary music.
In his selection of the six works on this recording, pianist Charles Foreman has captured the range and diversity of contemporary musical life in Canada. By balancing eras, regions and styles, he has gained both scope and contrast.
“Foreman plays all six pieces with strength, subtlety, and authority, and the recorded sound leaves little to be desired.” – American Record Guide
“An anthology of such high-quality Canadian music would be valuable under any circumstances, but Charles Foreman’s playing carries the recital beyond just chauvinistic interests. His playing is of the highest calibre: a powerful technique perfectly balanced with a respect for implications of the scores’ inner poetry.” – Richard Perry, Whig-Standard Magazine
“Foreman manages to play with equal conviction throughout, rising to the differing stylistic challenges posed by these works.” – Kevin Bazzana, Fanfare Magazine
1. Theme and Variations on La-Haut
2. Five Pieces for Piano
6. Image Astrale
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