Sounds of North Record Launch and Piano Recital

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Event Title: Sounds of North Record Launch and Piano Recital
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Chalmers House, 20 Saint Joseph Street, Toronto
  • Time: 8:30pm
  • Price: $Free
  • Genre: Keyboard
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The Canadian Music Centre and Gala Records invite you to a special celebration of the Sounds of North – Two Centuries of Canadian Piano Music, an extensive four disc release featuring Canadian piano music written between 1807 and 2010. Canadian pianist and musicologist Elaine Keillor has put together and recorded this important anthology, and she will be on hand for the launch and perform pieces included on the release.

European-based musical genres have been created in Canada for over three hundred years. Gradually Canadian composers have developed a sense of place in their musical creations.
The piano pieces presented on these four CDs show how composers moved beyond just giving a Canadian-influenced title to their composition. In different ways they allowed the space of their Canadian region to seep into their approach to organizing sounds and wrestled with the great myth of Canada as North.

Available in record stores on May, 9, 2012.

Click here to view the CD poster!