Ann Southam: Simple Lines Of Enquiry / Egoyan

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Label: CMC
Catalog: CMCCD14609
Format: CD

Eve Egoyan: piano

Ann Southam: Simple Lines of Enquiry

Wholenote Discoveries - July 2009
Unlike Southam’s other piano cycles where we are presented with pieces of contrasting textures, dynamics and tempi, this evocative set encompasses variations on a single contemplative mood. The melodic material is likewise similar from movement to movement, all based on the tone row that has been the underlying cornerstone of Southam’s music for several decades. While this might seem a recipe for boredom, if one is willing to relax and let the music take you away for an hour, there is a wonderful journey to be had here. With her patient attention to detail and willingness not to rush the space between the notes, Eve Egoyan is the perfect guide. David Olds

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