Music of Canada
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL317     Release Date: 2010-11-15
Renée Morrisset, piano; Victor Bouchard, piano; Toronto Symphony; Walter Susskind, Conductor; Robert Aitken, flute; William McCauley, Conductor; Alexander Brott, Conductor


Roger Matton's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra is characteristic of his style. Its most notable features are rhythmic vitality and exciting driving force with sharply contrasted sweeping lyrical lines.

The first movement, Allegro, is based on two contrasting themes which the composer transforms both melodically and rhythmically; the second is an idyllic and emotional song; the third is a brilliant toccata in which the composer re-examines the various themes of the previous movements.

The concerto was given its premiere on November 30, 1964, by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of the French conductor, Pierre Dervaux. The work is dedicated to Renée Morrisset and Victor Bouchard.

William McCauley's Five Miniatures for Flute & Strings was composed in 1958 at the request of the late Gordon Day, then solo flutist with the CBC Symphony, to display the flute's flexibility, and was performed by the Eastman Rochester Orchestra. This work was chosen to represent Canada on a United Nations program conducted by Howard Hanson, with Joseph Mariano as soloist.

Clermont Pépin's Monade, composed in 1964, is written for an ensemble of 14 string instruments. At times synchronized, at times independent of each other, the 14 individual sounds combine to form a whole in which each part yet retains its identity.



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Track Listing

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra: I. Allegro
Roger Matton, William McCauley
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Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra: II. Second Movement
Roger Matton
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Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra: III. Toccata
Roger Matton
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Five Miniatures for Flute and Strings: I. Adventurous
William McCauley
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Five Miniatures for Flute and Strings: II. Dolorous
William McCauley
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Five Miniatures for Flute and Strings: III. Dextrous
William McCauley
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Five Miniatures for Flute and Strings: IV. Languorous
William McCauley
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Five Miniatures for Flute and Strings: V. Capricious
William McCauley
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Monade for Strings
Clermont PÌ©pin
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