H. VILLA-LOBOS: String Quartet No. 1
D. P. RUNCINI: Suite Porpora
S. BOI: 10 Variations on a Theme by Grieg
A. CARLOS GOMES: Sonata in D Major
The first CD of the Vaughan String Quartet features two Brazilian pieces for string quartet by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Antônio Carlos Gomes, and two new Italian works by Davide Runcini and Simone Boi.
"The beauty of this disc springs directly from the ambiguity between contrasts and identities, between dichotomies and parallelisms that create a fertile ground of frictions, thus reproducing the sweet-and-sour feeling of being on an endless journey, longing for home.
Whatever home might mean".
R. Murray Schafer's Apocalypsis was performed in full at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, for the first time since its world premiere in 1980, under the direction of Lemi Ponifasio and the baton of Toronto conductor David Fallis. Schafer's epic musical voyage is in two parts: "Part One describes the destruction of the world and Part Two suggests the birth of the new universe." In one of the largest performance events Canada has ever seen, Apocalypsis blended almost one thousand singers, musicians, conductors, actors and dancers to create an unprecedented feast for the eyes, ears and soul.