Canadian Hits: Unplugged
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> The Saint John String Quartet continues to make their mark on the Canadian music scene with the release of their new album, Canadian Hits: Unplugged. This album represents a step outside of a string quartet’s norm with 16 pop hits from Canadian icons, including Leonard Cohen, the Arkells, Joni Mitchell and The Tragically Hip. This is the sixth recording release by the Quartet, and follows in the inventive direction of the group's previous offerings. For more than 30 years, the Quartet has stood among Canada’s leading chamber music ensembles. The stylistic and energetic troupe is highly sought after for special collaborations within different musical genres – a reflection of their versatility and flexibility. <h4>Track list:</h4> Knocking at the Door ARKELLS Black Velvet ALANNAH MYLES Adia SARAH MCLACHLAN Francis COEUR DE PIRATE After the Gold Rush NEIL YOUNG These Eyes THE GUESS WHO Brian Wilson BARENAKED LADIES Sunglasses at Night COREY HART Northwest Passage STAN ROGERS Miss Chatelaine K.D. LANG Take This Waltz LEONARD COHEN Spring To Come DIGGING ROOTS River JONI MITCHELL If You Could Read My Mind GORDON LIGHTFOOT Ahead by a Century THE TRAGICALLY HIP Ophelia THE BAND
Skye Consort & Emma Björling
Skye Consort & Emma Björling perform a mix of traditional music from Québec, Sweden, Norway, and Celtic music. Each musician brings their own interpretation to these traditions, creating this awesome collaboration, consisting of voices, fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, and cittern. An assortment of whirling polkas, groovy reels, passionate love songs, breathtaking hymns, and original compositions. <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1833" src="" alt="" width="300" height="96" />
Platti: Flute Sonatas, Op. 3
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Known for her spirited and luminous sound, Baroque flute player Alexa Raine-Wright shares her eloquent interpretations with audiences across North America in solo, chamber and orchestral performances. This debut solo recording brings to light a collection of rarely heard works by Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697–1763), a composer with one foot planted firmly in the Baroque, and the other foot pointed toward the Classical style. Reconnue pour son vif et lumineux, Alexa Raine-Wright partage ses interprétations éloquentes à la flûte traversière baroque avec le public nord américain lors de concerts solo, de musique de chambre et d'orchestre. Ce premier disque solo de Mme. Raine-Wright présente six sonates de Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697–1763), un compositeur qui, bien qu’ancré dans le baroque, ouvre la voie vers le style classique.
Kreüsser: Quintettos, Op. 10
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Montreal-based Infusion Baroque draws new audiences to early music by integrating chamber music performance with other artistic media. The ensemble has performed across Canada and the United States. Their debut album 1747: C.P.E. Bach was released in 2017 and reached #3 on iTunes Canada Classical chart. Infusion Baroque's second album is the debut recording of six rare quintets by Georg Anton Kreüsser. Joyful and elegant, these pieces for flute, violin, viola, cello, and basso continuo feature the instruments engaged in a lively musical conversation that are sure to delight and charm listeners. <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-1771" src="" alt="" width="436" height="80" /><em>We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-1770" src="" alt="" width="1205" height="200" /></p>
Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <strong>AVAILABLE OCTOBER 26</strong> <strong>PREORDER NOW </strong> Robert deMaine is an American virtuoso cellist who has been hailed by The New York Times as "an artist who makes one hang on every note". He has distinguished himself as one of the finest and most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, performing to critical acclaim as soloist, recitalist, orchestral principal, recording artist and chamber musician. He is currently Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is in demand around the world as a soloist, chamber musician and clinician. This recording is a collaboration with New York conductor Joel Eric Suben and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra recorded at Reduta Conceret Hall in Olomuc, Czech Republic. It was in this spirit of personalized composition that Haydn wrote his Cello Concerto in C major, Hob. VIIb:1, for the Esterházy family. The piece was unknown to modern audiences until 1961, when a copy of the score was uncovered. Since that time, it has become a staple of the cello repertoire, championed by many of the world’s greatest cellists. Robert deMaine adds his name to that list with this lush recording. Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 was written for the Esterházy orchestra’s principal cellist Antonín Kraft, who is said to have had a beautiful singing tone, expressive phrasing, and an explosive technique, especially in the cello’s upper register. All of this is realized once again in this fresh performance from Robert deMaine.
Partners in Time: Boundless Notes, Part II
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Canadian organist Gayle h. Martin's follow-up album to Partners in Time, Part I (2015) continues to explore works by J.S. Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude, while taking listeners on an even more adventurous journey. This album includes works inspired by Bach and Buxtehude from Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt and Peter Eben.
O Mistress Moon
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">O Mistress Moon is a collection of two centuries of Nocturnes and night inspired music from composers Chopin, Britten, Satie, Debussy, Barber, Poulenc, Schumann, Scriabin, Respighi, and Juno award winning composer Derek Charke. The music promises to transport you to the moon and back on a peaceful, thought-provoking journey.</span></p>
Ex Tempore
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Ex Tempore is the debut album from the Nova Scotia-based Charke-Cormier duo. Derek Charke and Eugene Cormier have curated a charming program that includes an original composition by Charke (Ex Tempore), and arrangements of Handel and Peter Maxwell Davies by Cormier paired with works by Debussy, Handel and Brazilian-Canadian composer Celso Machado.  
Howard Shore: Sea to Sea
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> OH Canada: A Young 150!, is the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra’s (NBYO) celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The NBYO’s celebration pays tribute to Confederation and the accomplishments of a great history, but also to a future to be built from all the genius, optimism and hope of our youth. The centrepiece of the celebration is a song commissioned by
the NBYO, for orchestra, soloist and choir, by Canadian composer Howard Shore, winner of three Academy Awards, three Golden Globes and four Grammy Awards, and one of the most celebrated composers in the world. The song ‘Sea to Sea’ is performed by
the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra with internationally renowned soprano Measha Brueggergosman and a special Canada 150 Choir. Oh Canada : jeune de 150 ans est la célébration du 150e anniversaire du Canada de l’Orchestre des jeunes du Nouveau‐Brunswick
(OJNB). Cette célébration rend hommage à la Confédération et aux réalisations d’une merveilleuse histoire, ainsi qu’à un avenir qui sera façonné par l’ingéniosité, l’optimisme et l’espoir de nos jeunes. La pièce maîtresse de la célébration est une chanson commandée par l’OJNB pour orchestre, soliste et chorale. Elle a été composée par le Canadien Howard Shore, lauréat de trois Academy Awards, trois Golden Globes et quatre prix Grammy, et l’un des compositeurs les plus célébrés au monde. La pièce « D’un océan à l’autre » est présentée par l’Orchestre des jeunes du Nouveau‐Brunswick, Measha Brueggergosman, soprano de renommée internationale, ainsi qu’une chorale spéciale en l’honneur du 150e du Canada.
J.S Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019
<iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="" width="300" height="56" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> Described as “genre-bending” by the National Post, and “intrepid” by the Globe and Mail, Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked of a violinist, from the early baroque to the avant-garde. As one of today’s busiest musicians in the field of Early Music, Hank Knox is hailed internationally for his “colorful, kinetic performances” (AllMusic Guide) which “abound in vitality” (Early Music America).

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Ex Tempore , the title track from the début album of the same name
by Charke Cormier Duo has been named "Classical Composition of the Year"