Aubade nominated at the Opus Prizes!
Updated: May 26, 2021
We are very proud to share that Aubade, Janelle Fung's latest recording, was nominated at the Opus Prizes in the category of album of the year - classical music, romantic, post-romantic, and impressionist!
Congratulations to Janelle!
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"The quality and strength of this music justifies the rediscovery of Descarries' works as a national cultural priority in the next decade"
- Christophe Huss, Le Devoir
The impressive diversity of musical forms and expressive means summoned by Auguste Descarries (1896–1958) in his works for solo piano are given a representative sampling in this recording. Descarries’ output included art songs, works of chamber music, a Rhapsodie canadienne for piano and orchestra, and sacred music, but his piano works, abundant and richly inspired, remain as the core of his cultural production. This outstanding corpus of works at times reveals the influence of Russian music the composer naturally experienced during his musical training in Paris between 1921 and 1929, after receiving the Prix d’Europe. There, Descarries studied piano with Jules Conus and analysis and composition with Georges Catoire, two Russian musicians, and made the acquaintance of Sergei Rachmaninoff and above all, Nicolai Medtner, whom he frequented regularly in the 1920s.
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