Nikolai Korndorf: The Smile of Maud Lewis CD

Nikolai Korndorf: The Smile of Maud Lewis CD

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“An instant Canadian classic” - CBC's Paolo Pietropaolo

This recording commemorates the remarkable Canadian musical figure Nikolai Korndorf (1947-2001). The release coincides with what would have been his 75th birthday. The album offers three outstanding compositions that mark a creative highpoint and artistic rite of passage from his native Russia to Canada. These selections define an emerging path and highlight his full embrace of the cultural values of his adopted land, all the while never losing touch with his Russian roots. They stand as a lasting tribute to the outstanding musical legacy of a composer who left us far too soon.

TRACKS

The Smile of Maud Lewis for orchestra – Nikolai Korndorf

WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

Triptych for cello and piano – Nikolai Korndorf

  1. Lament
  2. Response
  3. Glorification

Ariel Barnes, cello; Anna Levy, piano

Lullaby for two pianos – Nikolai Korndorf

Anna Levy and Jane Hayes, pianos

half-light, somnolent rains for piano duo – Jocelyn Morlock

Jane Hayes and Anna Levy, pianos

Bonus Track - The Smile of Maud Lewis (Digby Mix)

released May 20, 2022

Orchestra Conductor: Leslie Dala

https://redshiftmusicsociety.bandcamp.com/album/the-smile-of-maud-lewis 


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