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Volume 8 Issue 3 - November 2002

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forms with·Amici at the Glenn Gould ginning with Debussy's Girl with the Stµdio on Friday, November 22 at Flaxen Hair in Lindemann's ethereal 8:00. He will also perform the Saint- , transcription for piccolo trumpet. His Saens Conce110 No . 3 with the Que- accompanist here, as on most of the bee Symphony Orchestra under Yoav selections, is wife Jennifer Sno~, Ta/mi on Wednesday April 9 at Roy , head of pedagogy at the Glenn Gould Thomson Hall. Professional School in Toronto and · visiting associate professor at UCLA. The second tr'ack, Fats Waller's Handful of Keys, surely must be as NEW RELEASES fun to play as it is to listen to . Brad , Ellis, at the piano for this one and Christoph Graupner (1683-1760) is Flying Solo Jens Lindemann Marqµis Classics CDC 81295-2B Je11s l'indemann is an extraordinary player who enjoys an international career as a soloist. He served for five years as lead· trumpet of the Canadian Brass and has appeared with .ensembles from Rotterdam' to Buenos'Aires, via Warsaw and Seoul anq New York City. He has per- Graupner: Musique fprmed with the Toronto Symphony instrumentaleet vocal, Vol.1 under Jukka-Pekka Saraste and has . wowed 40,000 enthusiastic concert- . L'Ensemble des ldees heureuses; goers at The Last Night'of the Proms. Genevieve Soly · Analekta FL 2 3162 •Flying Solo features 22 tracks be- CUStomCD Dupl~catiorz . Graphic Design & Packaging . Full professionally designed packages Multimedia Production Digital Video/Editing & 24-bit audio recording Website Development Interface design for your product 1-888-301-6489 for your free quote www.digiscapemedia.com · ' ". five other tracks, shares Jens' en- probably best known for turning down thusiasm. the prestigious job of Cantor at St. .The album runs the ·gamut of emo~ Thomas's in Leipzig (a position that tions and styles · from Amazing was eventually offered to Johann Grace,Danny Boy, Nature Boy, and Sebastian Bach). He .has remained The Irish Washerwonum to the final in relative obscurity since then, but track, Play That Funky Music. The Montreal'harpsichordist Genevieve latter is arranged for multi-tracking Soly is.doing her best' to change that. of four .trumpet parts plus · eupho- · In this first volume of a cotnpleteni~m. It's a hoot( or should that be a works project, there are several fine toot?~· . , . examples 9fhis wriring talent. Imually I though'. that I coul~n t sit Certainly one of the highlights is through the·whole album. I did and bassoonist Mathieu Lussier's fun I enjoyed it. Ma'.quis is an indepe~d- frolicking performance in the Con~ ent la?el ba~ed .m ~oronto, with m- cel1o for bassoon in which his puntem~t1onal d1stnbut1on through EM!. gent tone and momentum drive the While 1t does not have the largest Vivaldi"esque final movement. catalog~e around: each album has Although only 17 are pub,lished topersuasive art1st1c reasons to be day, the program notes mention that heard. Check them out. beginning with his posting in Bruce Surtees Darmstadt Graupner composed 1,418 ;antatas in ar( In Cantate Ach Gott . und Herr, soprano Ingrid Schmithi)sen's articulate lyrical sing­ 'ing clearly commun.icates the text and Graupner's musical message although her discomfort with high notes is occasionally evident. In excerpts fr.011) the opera, Dido, Konigin von Ca11hago, there are many dramatic opportunities but Schmithiisen doesn't always take advantage of DECK THE HALLS them. · While Graupner's Sonata per Cembalo e Violino, is charming but relatively uneventful, itprovides the vehicle by which we hear the delightful musical partnership of Soly and violinist Helene Plouffe. The rhythmic vitality and unity of the ensemble's ~trings in the Sonata a quattro tantalize the listener's ear, and the Concerto for recorcter features the expressive and playful soloist Natalie Michaud. Hiw)rical notes, lyrics and translations, and background infom1ation; all offer excellent insight into this ongoing project. Frank T. Nakashima ·Concert note: On November JO at I :00 the Jeunesse:; Musicales of Ontario and Harbourfro/11 Centre WITH THESE GREAT CDS!! The TIMMINS YOUTH SINGERS www.Umrriinsyouthsingers.com www.mp3.com/YouthSingers Rosanne Simunovic, Founder-Conductor I Remember December www.christmascd.ca Timmins Youth Singers Patricia O'Callaghan & Kevin Closs Amazon.Com's Top lndie Seller for 200 I Holiday Season Scenes From a Dream www.scenesfromadream.com Timmins You ·t~ Singers .Patricia O'Call~ghan, Paul Massei, Gregory Cross, · The Essentials, Greg Bond, Larry . Herbert, Henry lngra·m, .. Brahm Goldhamer, Lona Davis, Chuck Homewood, Doreen Simmons A Christmas Legacy www.christmascd.ca Timmins Youth Singers, Timmins Concert Singers Howard Cable, Guest Conductor Featured Holiday CD for 2002 at (hristmasreviews.Com Available at www.amazon.coni www.indiepool.com ' www.cdbaby.com 54 www .thewholenote.com November 1 - December 7 2002

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