Burge: Sinfonia Antiqua - One Sail - Forgotten Dre

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8579073

Armour, Julian; Mallon, Kevin; Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra; Milani, Manuela; Mercer, Rachel; G'froerer, Joanna

John Burge is a JUNO Award-winning composer and a passionate advocate for Canadian music who has a strong affinity with writing for string instruments. All of the works in this recording were commissioned and premiered by the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Opening with the joyous and celebratory Sinfonia Antiqua, the mood shifts to an evocative and impressionistic atmosphere in Forgotten Dreams, while One Sail captures the compelling power of poetic imagery. The Upper Canada Fiddle Suite blends tradition and nostalgia with entirely original inventiveness, and concludes an album that perfectly represents Burge’s eloquent and deeply expressive compositional style.

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