Music, Individual Composer & Musician
The Well-Tempered Clavier of 1722 by Robert Silverman
There is a reason why good teachers insist their pupils study Bach. Every note counts as with no other composer. I’ve played some Bach in my time . . . but it is fair to say that he has never been front and centre in my repertoire. Until now . ....
Experiencing Classical Music through Informed Listening by Lorraine Kneier
"Informed listening demands knowledge, context, and meditative practice. Even in ideal circumstances, imparting the musical knowledge required for engaged listening is a challenge not easily met. It is refreshing to encounter a well-reasoned and...
His Life and Music by Mark Doble and Frank Troiano
Rock guitarist, composer, producer, and musical mentor: Domenic Troiano was one of the greatest Canadian musicians of his generation. Starting out in the 1960s Toronto club scene with Robbie Lane & the Disciples and Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins,...
The Listener's Guide to The Guess Who by Robert Lawson
Winnipeg’s The Guess Who are Canada’s original international rock n’ roll superstars. But despite the band’s enduring popularity, no one has assembled a comprehensive history of their recording career… until now. In exquisite detail that serious...
by Mary Rannie
Gary Karr: Life on the G String chronicles the extraordinary international career of a double-bass soloist. Launched in 1962 by Leonard Bernstein, in a Young People's Concert at Carnegie Hall viewed on television by seven million people, Karr...
American Composer Diane Thome on her Life and Music by Diane Thome
Palaces of Memory is the story of a pioneer in the music world – the first woman to graduate from Princeton University with a PhD in Music and the first woman to compose computer-synthesized music. Much has been written about Dr. Thome, now...