I am very pleased to announce that Scarlatti: Essercizi Per Gravicembalo, released through Halifax-based record label Leaf Music, is now available for streaming or purchase! I spent the past 10 months completely immersed in Domenico Scarlatti’s only authorized publication, a collection of thirty sonatas first published in 1739 in London, England. This recording offers the listener a deep dive into
Here is a mini-concert I was involved with for the Festival international de musique ancienne de Lamèque, N.-B. in collaboration with Les Plaisirs du clavecin: three pieces by composer Jerome Blais for soprano (Catherine St-Arnaud), recorder (Vincent Lauzer) and harpsichord. Enjoy!
CBC will be rebroadcasting my episode of This Is My Music on Saturday, February 27, from 10AM to 12 noon. It’s the soundtrack of my life: everything from Monteverdi and Frescobaldi to Bach, Stravinsky, and yes, Frank Zappa. You can stream it live from https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-382-this-is-my-music on Saturday morning.
I am very pleased and honoured to share a spot on CBC’s list of the top classical albums of 2020 with so many great friends and colleagues, most especially Mark Fewer. Thanks to CBC for the shoutout, and to Jeremy VanSlyke and the great team at Leaf Music. Romp on! https://www.cbc.ca/music/canada-s-top-20-classical-albums-of-2020-1.5805420
Here is a recording made some years ago of the Amoureusement from Francesco Geminiani’s Pièces de clavecin (London, 1743), arranged by the composer from his violin sonata, Opus 4, number 8: The harpsichord was built by Jacobus & Abraham Kirckmann, London, 1772, The recording was made at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur de Montréal. Video realisation by Benoît Beaupré.
I got to host CBC’s This Is My Music for the show on October 12, 10AM to 12 noon. The show is available online at https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-382-this-is-my-music. This is the soundtrack of my life: There is music by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi, Bach and Stravinsky, and of course, Frank Zappa.