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Volume 3 Issue 7 - April 1998

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ANNIVERSARIES Elliott Carter's 90th -New Music Concerts, April 5 Composer Elliott Carter has been a dominating presence in the American music scene for the past 50 years. Can er In the long-lived and still active debate about "comprehension" vs. . "exploration" Carter has consistently come down squarely in the "exploration" camp. Carter's view is that a work of art's value lies in its vitality, imagination, personality and individuality." A composer, in his view, will be comprehensible, only if he "compose[s] the same piece over and over again under different titles." Despite this ideological starting point, it is the expressive power of his music that has made him a force in the latter half of the century. Carter will be the guest of honour at New Music Concerts' Elliott Carter Jubilee on April 5 at the Glenn Gould Studio. Lou Applebaum 's 80th - Sound Streams, April 6 The very nex't night Sound Streams Canada will honour Canadian composer, Louis Applebaum on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Perhaps best known for his long affiliation with the Stratford Festival, for which he has written and composed music for over 75 productions, Applebaum has also written several hundred works for radio, film and television and has collaborated with the likes of Robertson Davies, Paul ~-- - - --- . - - . . ----- . - - - --- --, ·. We sell violins.~ And violas. And cellos. And bows. And cases. And strings. And all accessories. And Suzuki. TM And a whole lot of other cool stuff. Call for a free copy of our catalogue. (Yhar~r 1 ~MUSIC COMPANY l} 26 Cumberland, 2nd Floor • Tel: 1-416-960-8494 • Free Parking! Oh, did I mention sheet music? We sell tons of sheet music, too. Quarrington and W.O. Mitchell. A former Music Director of the NFB, and Executive Director of the Ontario Arts Council, he is currently President of the SOCAN Foundation. Described as "composer, administrator and champion of the arts", he has established "The Louis Applebaum Composers Fund," to support Canadian composers and recognize excellence in c6mposition in any genre. Amici's lOth- May 2 In the labour-intensive and remuneration-scarce chamber music world a ten year lifespan is very good. Amici (pianist, Patricia Parr, clarinettist, Joaquin Valdepenas and cellist, David Heatherington) began in the Faculty ·of Music's Faculty Artists Series, organized at the time by Ms. Parr. In it they played both with each other and with other musicians. This really shaped their approach in that, unlike many chamber music ensembles, they frequently augment their trio as they did, for example, last January when seven musicians were added to the group. At their ten year landmark concert on May 2 they will be joined by dancerchoreographer, Peggy Baker, for a performance of Toronto composer, Chan Ka Nin's 1993 Amici commission, I think that I shall never see ... Ms. Baker has said of this collaboration, "My overatching aspiration is to match the superb artistry of the composition's abstraction, the clarity and passion of the musicians' performances and to bring dance into this work as a fully integrated element." Jacques lsraelievitch 's 50th - RCM Concert Hall, April19 Yet another birthday being celebrated musically this month will be that of TSO concertmaster Jacques Israelievitch. The concert, on April 19 at the RCM Concert Hall, was organized by his wife, Gabrielle, and will include appearances by his sons, Joshua, Michael and David. The program consists entirely of music by Canadian composers commissioned for the occasion. They include Murray Schafer, Michael Colgrass, Raymond Luedeke, Barbara Croall, Ruth Watson Henderson, Murray Adaskin and David Israelievitch. :'f We buy 8iJ[J of your &[}ffNj@n&&il IbfJJs (vinyl !} l. {like Beethoven, Mozart, Stockhausen) We travel anywhere for good collection ' MIKROKOSMOS Mail Order Company V (416) - 224 - 1956 Fax (416) - 224 - 2964 Ask our free, monthly set-sale catalogue: More than gJP(jJJ)JJ ~ [b!J!fB EB 'lJfBgj every month Many audiophile Decca & EM/ records (Sorry, mail or phone order only!) TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE ( .. f

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