May 30 — June 4
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn, the Vienna Philharmonic has released a special edition providing a brief insight into the magnitude of Haydn’s compositional output, while at the same time provided a well-rounded sampling of the Vienna Philharmonic’s own Haydn interpretations under five amazing conductors.
June 7 — June 11
The body of work written for and dedicated to Harbach is substantial. Musical America has called her “nothing short of brilliant,” and Gramophone has cited her as an “acknowledged interpreter and, indeed, muse of modern harpsichord music.” MSR Classics recognizes the contributions of this American composer with a focus on her orchestral output in this the first volume of a collection of her works.
June 14 — 18
After inspiration struck while performing at the Polyfollia festival in France, musica intima decided to record an entire CD devoted to Canadian choral music. The ensemble found its voice in the international choral scene with compositions from their country and since have made them a staple of their touring repertoire; into light is a celebration of this music.
June 21 — 25
Bogner’s Café presents flute virtuoso Robert Stallman in a new album of musical gems from the golden age of the flute, the late French Baroque. As Stallman points out, “this was an era in which the French and their music enjoyed a renaissance of the heart…As the French celebrated a more intimate expression, music became the messenger and the flute its ideal voice.” Stallman’s dedication of this recording to the great flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal reflects his long and happy association with the French school of flute playing.
June 28 — July 2
By the end of the 19th century Paris was arguably the centre of the artistic world. “The City Of Light” was like a magnet to the extraordinarily gifted of the age. World renowned American pianist Greg McCallum’s latest release sets out to capture the very essence of the era by exploring the evolution of French piano music from the late 1800’s through into the early part of the 20th century.