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DISCOVERIES is a CD review section designed to complement and enhance our pre-eminent coverage of Toronto's live classical and new music concert scene, featuring reviews by WholeNote columnists and independent contributors.' CDs are considered for review in the following four categories: I. "Concert prep" - CDs, new or otherwise, which tie in with events being featured in the current issue of the magazine. Note that many discs in the other categories also relate to upcoming events as noted; 2. New and Recent Releases - newly released CDs relevant to our magazine's coverage of the rrzusic scene; 3. "Worth repeating" - CDs newly re-issued, or previously released but still generally available, deemed particularly noteworthy by a member of our editorial panel; 4. "lndie list" - Small label and independent release CDs, often featuring individuals or groups active on the local music scene. 5. "Disc(s) of the month" - Discs of special interest, often with a particular connection to the month's concert activities. We think D/SCOViERIES is a logical and exciting extension of The WholeNote 's coverage of the.Toronto music scene. We welcome your feedback and invite submissions. Catalogues, review copies of CDs and comments should be sent to: The WholeNote, 60 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto ON M5T 2N4. We also welcome your input via our website, www, David Olds Editor, DISCOVERIES IN DISCOVERIES THIS ISSUE CONCERT PREP page 53-54 -New Music for Piano: thethingsinbetween -Eve Egoyan -Exquisite Fires: Music of Linda Bouchard -Kevin McMillan National Arts Cenntre Orchestra/Trevor Pinnock - Crystal Bones -Barry Prophet/Janice Pamer - Havana Remembered -Hilario Duran - Rachmaninov Vespers, Op. 37 -Olga Borodlina/Vladimir Mostowoy, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir/Nikolai Korniev \ NEW AND RECENT RELEASES pages 55-58 - Graupner: Partitas for Harpsichord Vol. 2 - Genevieve Soly . - Mendelssohn, Lalo: Piano Trios - GryphOn Trio - Once Upon a Time I II etait une fois ... - Angele Dubeau & La Piela - Mahler: Symphony No. 2; Totenfeier - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Ricardo Chailly/Melanie Diener/ Petra Lang/Prague Philharmonic Choir - Sigame - D.D. Jackson - Jeanne-Marie Leclair: Second Livre de Sonates a deux . violons - MarcDestrube & Chantal Remillard - Food, Wine and Song -Orlando Consort - Wagner- Bryn Terfel/Berlin Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado - Barber: Violin Concerto; Souvenirs; Serenade for Strings -James Buswell/Royal Scottish National Orchestrcil Marin Alsop · WORTH REPEATING pages 58-59 ; The Parlour Grand Vol. 1 and 2: 36 Favourites from a Bygone Era - Robert Silverman, piano -Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 O; Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D -Karel Ancerl/Czech Philharmonic, Berlin PhilharmoniCIWolfgang Schneiderhan, violin - Sibelius: Symphonies 1, 4, 5, 6 and Karella Suite -Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Herbert von Karajan INDEPENDENT & SMALL LABEL RELEASES page 52-53 - Restless Urban Primitive - Oliver Schroer's Big Dog Music DISCS OF THE MONTH page 53-54 -Handel: Gloria -Emma Kirkby/Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra/~aurence Cummings with Handel: Dixit Dominus -Stockholm Bach Choir/ Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble/ Anders Ohrwall -Handel: Gloria, Dixit Dominus; Vivaldi: Gloria -Gillian Keith/ The Montiverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner - Handel: Gloria; other works by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi - -Suzie LeBlanc/ Academie Baroque de Montreal/ Alexander Weismann CONCERT PREP New Music for Piano: thethingsinbetween EveEgoyan Artifact Music ART019 Thethingsinbetween, Eve Egoyan's first solo disc on the Artifact label, is "more about forgetting than remembering." The phrase is actually used by composer Michael Longton to describe his own composition, Piano Diary. Nevertheless, the way the piece plays with memory, gradually accumulating motives then letting them fade back into nothing, applies equally well to this entire disc. Thethingsinbetween slowly tapers from the profuse to the stark. The three opening Strauss­ Walzer by Michael Finnissy luxuriate in a web of free tonality. The disc closes with Rainbow Valley, Stephen Parkinson's obsessive study of a single (hammered, stroked, scratched) note. Classical music, it seems, is decaying into silence. Following the central movement of Alvin Curran's For Cornelius, which thunders relentlessly for seventeen minutes, a shellshocked, aimless chorale offers cold comfort. The static chord clusters of Linda Catlin Smith's Nocturne only accentuate the emptiness into which they dissolve. All seven compositions are fascinating works of aesthetic and intellectual rigour that demand an equally rigorous pianist. Eve Egoyan plays intoxicatingly, with not only unflagging commitment, but also sensitivity to the diverse musical worlds of her repertoire. Listeners can't help but be drawn in. As Martin Arnold writes in the excellent liner notes, "We are not relegated to passive admiration." . Egoyan's live performances are all about interaction - the dialogue among performer, composer, and audience that is unique to new music - and that rare experience amazingly, thankfully transfers to this disc. Brian McMillan 53

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