Canadian Landscape - A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Format: COMPACT DISC
Tesorino, Claudia; Oldengarm, Jonathan
Between Indian Summer and impressive mountain worlds: Canada’s contemporary music scene can be just as exciting as its breathtaking nature. “Canadian Landscapes” presents premier recordings of works for saxophone and organ by composers closely linked to Canada's contemporary music scene. The recording’s focal point is on "Northern Landscapes" by Derek Healey. Inspired by Canadian modernist paintings, Healey portrays the stark contrasts of a country whose proud national motto is: "A mari usque ad mare" – from sea to sea. Works by Ruth Watson Henderson, Denis Bédard, Wolfgang Bottenberg and Peter Mathews complete the picture. German-Canadian Claudia Tesorino is one of the leading ambassadors on the classical saxophone. She has become internationally renowned for her outstanding interpretations in combination with organ. Together with Montreal based organist Jonathan Oldengarm, Claudia Tesorino discovers “Canadian Landscapes” as soundscapes of playful vastness and mystical depth.