This week, we're asking (and answering) questions about costumes and smartphones at the symphony; bicycles at the opera; and classical guitar albums at the top of the charts.
posted by Michael Juk on Jul 06, 2012
posted by Matthew McFarlane on Jul 03, 2012
posted by Andrea Ratuski on Jul 02, 2012
Hi Katherine,Do you mind if I comment on the Canadian classical hit-list entry here.
Last week, I think it was Friday, Tempo played a nice piece by Jose Evangelista,I can't find it on the logs, though. In addition to Colin McPhee, he also wrote a piece in inspired by Indonesia, 'O Bali'; which is on Jose's artist page on cbcmusic.ca.
To answer your question as to who I played on Canada DayIt was Centrediscs'3rd Ovation - the music of Talivaldis Kennins. Latvia has such a rich music heritage I like to celebrate them being recommended at this year's irC. He can write very traditional music as well as very cool modern inventions.
The Evangelista piece you heard on June 29 was Airs D'Espagne, as performed by I Musici de Montreal. You can find out more information about him on The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
Glad you enjoyed it,
Michael MorrealeAssociate Producer, Tempo
hanks Michael, for the response about the last minute playlist change;both it and the work made my Canada day. And for the Can.Encylop suggestion, I should use it more oftenthan the cmc resource I usually turn to.
Today's highlight was Katherine playing Bloch and Roussel; there's a great concerto on his cbcmusic artist page. I like the Ravel as well but I find they play that 'plucking movement' as you say too often.