From Molt to Mcphee

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Vole au vent (1,629.29 kb)
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Four Piano Sketches (1,630.71 kb)
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SKU: CD-CSCD-1004
Call Number: CD 603
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 1999
Record Label: Carleton Sound

In the 1760s Canadians were still trying to adjust to the major changes that had taken place in their country. Keyboard instruments were not plentiful and the best instruments of the French colonial period had in most cases returned with the more well-to-do families to France. F. H. Glackemeyer, bandmaster of one of the German mercenary regiments used by the British, arrived in 1776. He complained that his students, Misses Augusta and Frederika von Riedesel, would make better progress if they had a better spinet. By the early 1780s several merchants including Glackemeyer were advertising "elegant piano fortes" for sale in Quebec City, Montreal, and Halifax. Also teachers of this relatively new keyboard instrument became more available. Before the end of the century pieces were being written out and even composed in Canada to play on the fortepiano.

"Katz plays this music with affection and skill, not overstating the slighter pieces, and he has the bravura to carry off the more showy moments."
-John Kersey, International Record Review

THEODORE F. MOLT

1. Post Horn Waltz with Variations

CALIXA LAVALLÉE

2. Vole au vent

ALEXIS CONTANT

3. La Lyre enchantée

GUSTAVE GAGNON

4. Reflets du passé

COLIN MCPHEE

5-8. Four Piano Sketches

GEORGES-EMILE TANGUAY

9-11. Trois pièces brèves

CLARENCE LUCAS

12. Ariel, Scherzo

GEORGES-EMILE TANGUAY

13. Pavane

CALIXA LAVALLÉE

14. The Ellinger Polka, Polka de salon

EMILIANO RENAUD

15. Berceuse

CALIXA LAVALLÉE

16. Première Valse de salon

17. L'Oiseau mouche, Bluette de salon

GEORGE W. STRATHY

18. Caprice (di bravura)

CHAS. W. SABATIER

19. Mazurka Caprice

JEAN-CHRYSOSTOME BRAUNEIS

20. Marche de la St-Jean Baptiste





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