A Child's Cry from Izieu

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A Child's Cry from Izieu (1,168.88 kb)
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Duo for Violin and Piano (1,167.86 kb)
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Call Number: CD 1166
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 2007
Record Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques

Winner - 2009 East Coast Music Awards for "Classical Recording of the Year"

Winner - 2008 Western Canadian Music Award for "Outstanding Classical Recording"

This new recording features the complete works for violin and piano by one of Canada’s foremost composers Oskar Morawetz, including the world premiere of a recently discovered late work A Child’s Cry from Izieu. “Recording the music of Oskar Morawetz has been a goal of mine for many years,” says award-winning violinist Jasper Wood, “Looking back [to my youth] I realize that learning the music of Morawetz was a pivotal point in my musical development.”

"The performances from Wood and Riley are of a very high standard, full of drama and expressiveness. Wood especially is to be applauded for his devotion to contemporary Canadian music. He throws himself into these performances and makes this a very exciting and passionate recording."
- Larry Beckwith, Wholenote

"Generally dark and dissonant in textures, [these works] leave room for haunting melodies that scream as much as they breathe. Jasper Wood has a velvety, non-aggressive tone that can still convey violence as well as humour, which isn't a luxury in this demanding repertoire."
- René Bricault, La Scena Musicale

"Written over the course of 40 years, these pieces are quite consistent in quality and character: serious, thoughtful, well-made, modern-romantic, informed by deep but never excessive emotion...I find these pieces more satisfying each time I hear them."
- Mark Lehman, American Record Guide

Visit Jasper Wood's web site at http://www.jasperwood.net

1. Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano

2. A Child's Cry from Izieu *

3. Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano

4. Duo for Violin and Piano

5. Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano

* This work was nominated for a 2008 JUNO: Classical Composition of the Year.

Cette oeuvre a été nominée pour un JUNO 2008: Meilleur composition classique.

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