Award-winning pianist Réa Beaumont presents: A Conversation Piece– with an Impressionist masterpiece and hidden gems. Beaumont's compelling interpretations take the listener on a journey through intense introspection and searing virtuosity. The disc's Impressionist set includes:Maurice Ravel's five-movement: Miroirs (1905), that in Beaumont's words, "evokes poetic and pictorial images." Beaumont makes her compositional début with: Shattered Ice that cautions against ecological destruction in the Arctic. An expert in Canadian music Beaumont presents undiscovered works by three of Canada's legendary composers: R. Murray Schafer, John Weinzweig and Jean Coulthard. A Conversation Piecewas recorded at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto by CBC engineers Adam Tune and John MacLean. Former CBC Senior Producer David Jaeger co-produced the album with Beaumont.
Ludwig Van Toronto has 21 questions for Rea Beaumont
Toronto-born pianist, educator, and composer Rea Beaumont is an artist dedicated to discovery. Her creative practice centres at the forefront of Canadian piano repertoire, and includes collaborations with R. Murray Schafer, Barbara Pentland, Oskar Morawetz, Jordan Nobles and Jordan Pal. Beaumont is an alumnus of the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, RCM, Eastman School of Music, and ...
'The New Classical Oasis' welcomes pianist and composer Rea Beaumont
Music has the power to change our perception of time. It can act as a driving force, provide a moment for reflection, and even give the illusion of time suspended. Occasionally the compositions on the album dispense with metric structures (time signatures) and predictable rhythmic groups. Without a frame of reference, the listener is unable to anticipate the metric pulse and is, instead, enco...
Rea Beaumont presents: Playing on the Edge from Canada's Glenn Gould studio
A musical adventure by Réa Beaumont takes you on a rare journey through Canada's history of the past 100 years. Playing on the Edge, from the Gelnn Gould Studio is presented by this award-winning pianist and new music specialist, offers the opportunity to experience a variety of exceptional compositions written by Canadians. Included are works by composers with centenary celebration...