Tuesday, January 3, 2017
January 2017 - Featured Playlist: The Great White North
We here at Naxos USA have to admit that we are quite in love with our neighbors to the north—some of us maybe even daydreamed about spending some time living in Canada before the U.S. elections made it fashionable. We love the endlessly friendly people, the multicolored glacial lakes to the west, and the modern diversity of the eastern cities. We’re constantly craving Tim Hortons, and we can recommend a wonderful B&B and tour guide if you venture up to Yellowknife to see the aurora.
Canadian composers, however, have flown a little under the radar, but that doesn’t mean there’s not an abundance of brilliant music to come out of Canada. This month’s playlist features some of our favorite tracks from composers who have found their home in the Great White North.
To hear the playlist, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Playlist of the Month folder under the Themed Playlists tab. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.
3. John Estacio – Wondrous Light – Born in southern Ontario, John Estacio had never seen the aurora borealis until moving to Alberta to take on the role of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s composer in residence. Wondrous Light was originally conceived as the second movement of a two-movement work (the first being his piece Borealis) depicting his encounters with the aurora.
Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.9 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that is available to you. Let it kickstart discovery!