The final take: Music Karina Cauvin can't live without.SOPRANO KARINA GAUVIN CONTINUES HER BUSY CAREER ON BOTH SIDES OF the Atlantic. This summer and fall, there's lots of Mozart, in Chicago (June) as well as at the Elora and Lanaudiere festivals in Canada Festivals in Canada is a list of established festival or carnival in Canada. Comedy Festivals
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ATMA Asia Travel Marketing Association label in July, working with Les Boreades on a program that they will perform together in France next winter. In September, she's recording the role of Seleuce in Handel's Tolomeo for Deutsche Grammophon, with Alan Curtis conducting II Complesso Barocco. Gauvin can also be heard on the acclaimed recent recording of Vivaldi's Tito Manlio (Naive), which she performs again in Brussels next January. In June 2007, she returns to the Boston Early Music Festival The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is a music festival held every two years in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for all people interested in historical music performance. It was founded in 1980 by a group of musicians interested in promoting historical performance in the United for Lully's Psyche. Her recording from that festival of Conradi's Ariadne was nominated for a Grammy Award this year.
How can I choose seven recordings when there is so much great music out there? How do I make the final selection? What attracts me to the music? Is it the interpretation, the complexity of the score or the sheer joy that I experience when I am listening? The answer probably lies somewhere in all of these. Basically, all my senses need to be awakened. I know I have more than seven recordings here. Well, never mind. CDs are so small, they don't take up that much room. My concert gown protects them down there at the bottom of my suitcase!
Les nuits d'ete/Sheherazade
Regine Crespin, various orchestras
Maurice Ravel was, along with Henry Purcell, my first musical love. I adored his exquisite orchestration and attention to every single detail. When I was doing post-graduate work at the Royal Scottish Academy The Royal Scottish Academy is Scotland’s premier organisation promoting contemporary Scottish art. Founded in 1826, the RSA maintains a unique position in Scotland as an independently funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote and in Glasgow, I remember reading his biography and weeping. Imagine having so much music in your head but with no way to communicate it to the outside world. He did, however, leave some of the most beautiful music to posterity. I danced to "La valse" and the famous "Bolero bolero (bəlâr`ō), national dance of Spain, introduced c.1780 by Sebastian Zerezo, or Cerezo. Of Moroccan origin, it resembles the fandango. " when I was a small child. Among my recordings, I would want Sheherazade sung by Regine Crespin (an all-time favorite and great classic) and Louis Lortie playing the "Tombeau de Couperin" or "Pavane pavane
Stately court dance introduced from southern Europe into England in the 16th century. The dance, consisting of forward and backward steps to music in duple time, was originally used to open ceremonial balls; later its steps became livelier and it came to be paired pour une infante in·fan·te
A son of a Spanish or Portuguese king other than the heir to the throne.
[Spanish and Portuguese, both from Latin defunte" (Chandos).
The great and almighty Bach. Whether it be the Orchestra Suites with Musica Antiqua Koln (DG Archiv), the St. Matthew Passion St Matthew Passion may refer to the following musical compositions:
(2) (Cipher Block Chaining) In cryptography, a mode of operation that combines the ciphertext of one block with the plaintext of the next block. Records and Sony) or the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello with Yo-Yo Ma (Sony), it's music at its most sublime, food for the intellect and the soul.
Sony Music (France)
Jean-Jacques Goldman is a favorite among the French, a huge star. He has written numerous wonderful songs for Celine Dion. It's when he sings his own material with his raw tenor voice that I love him best, however. His songs, such as "Sache que je" or "Les choses," speak volumes about real life. Great for dancing, listening or exercising.
The Cole Porter Songbook (Vol. 1 & 2)
I discovered Ella Fitzgerald singing Cole Porter when I was still a student at the Conservatoire conservatoire
a school of music [French]
Conservatory, Conservatoire a school of advanced studies, usually in one of the fine arts, hence, the students and professors collectively; in Montreal. These recordings show her elegant style in the most beautiful light--a warm and tender voice with the shimmer of diamonds on top. In Cole Porter's words, "special grace." To me, that says it all!
Hyperion Marc-Andre is one of the greatest pianists of our time, a master of the keyboard. Listening to this CD reminds me of his many pianistic pi·a·nis·tic
1. Of or relating to the piano.
2. Well adapted to the piano.
pi talents. It also reminds me of our work together on our CD, Fete Galante, and of our numerous tours together. He's an enchanting colleague, a great friend and a huge talent.
This is music to dance the night away. It's great when I feel like unplugging. For this, I also like a CD of Italian chart-toppers called Hot Party Mix, which I picked up last summer when I was recording Vivaldi's Tito Manlio in Ravenna. It takes me right back there, to the 40-degree weather, the sun, the sea, all those great Italian meals--and gelato ge·la·to
n. pl. ge·la·ti
An Italian ice cream or ice.
[Italian, from past participle of gelare, to freeze; see gelatin.] , of course.