Talivaldis Kenins

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Piano Quartet No. 2 (1,630.71 kb)
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Sonata For Cello And Piano #2 (2,356.25 kb)
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Call Number: CD 387
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 1997
Record Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques

This Centrediscs recording celebrates the life and work of one of Canada's most distinguished composers, Talivaldis Kenins (1919-2008), and features five outstanding Toronto performers, including the internationally famous flutist, Robert Aitken.

Kenins is the author of a great many works of chamber music as well as eight symphonies, two piano concerti, three cantatas, an oratorio, many choral works and a number of educational pieces.

"This disc is a choice contribution to recorded Canadian music from a composer of real distinction." - Paul Rapaport, Fanfare

The New Grove Dictionary describes Kenins' music as follows:

"The forms are basically traditional (sonata, quartet, suite, divertimento) and the language is dominated by lyrical melody, contrapuntal textures, logical formal structures and a fondness for concertante treatments in which there is an imaginative interplay of instrumental colours. Ostinato patterns abound in a rhythmic style which is supple and, particularly in fast movements, often animated and witty."

1-4. Sonata for cello and piano

5-7. Concertante for flute and piano

8-10. Piano Quartet No.2


David Hetherington, cello/violoncelle; Robert Aitken, flute/flûte; Paul Meyer, violin/violon; Steven Dann, viola/alto; David Hetherington, cello/violoncelle; William Aide, piano.

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