Friday, 9 April 2021

Music for self-isolation

Pianist Lisa Tahara recorded in the empty auditorium of Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, performing music from Frank Horvat's Music for Self-Isolation. Horvat is associate composer at the Canadian Music Centre and when the world shut down in early 2020, Horvat wanted to raise spirits and create music for those forced into self-isolation. The result was 31 short solo and duo works for a variety of instruments and voice written in six weeks. The music clearly struck a chord and musicians from all over the world posted their performances (see Horvat's website).

Now, a new recording features the pieces performed by some of Canada’s leading soloists and members of the Vancouver Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestras and is due to be issued today. Full details from Horvat's website.

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