RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
The Montreal-based classical record label ATMA Classique was created in the mid 1990s. The company records musicians from Canada and from many other countries, and its recordings are distributed in over twenty-five different countries, and are available online. A catalogue of more than three hundred recordings includes medieval and contemporary music, and much in between, including traditional, world music, tango, popular song and experimental works. The catalogue also includes recordings which have won Félix (Quebec) and Juno (Canada) Music Awards.
CD Spotlight. Górecki's Strings - Giuseppe Pennisi compares two recent recordings of Górecki string quartets. '... Quatuor Molinari has a more melancholic approach than the Tippett Quartet.'
CD Spotlight. Imperial Music - Giuseppe Pennisi enjoys a recital by Karina Gauvin. 'Here the listener can appreciate Karina Gauvin's superb phrasing and elegant coloratura.'
CD Spotlight. Previously Unknown - Music by Silvius Leopold Weiss, heard by Ron Bierman. '... difficult to improve upon ...'