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A Conversation Piece

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Rea Beaumont performing at the Glenn Gould Studio theatre, 2013
1 Rea Beaumont - Shattered Ice
2 John Weinzweig - Suite No. 2: A Conversation Piece
3 John Weinzweig - Suite No. 2: Berceuse
4 John Weinzweig - Suite No. 2: Toccata Dance
5 Jean Coulthard - Threnody / Requiem Piece
6 R. Murray Schafer - Polytonality
7 John Weinzweig - Netscapes
8 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Noctuelles
9 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Oiseaux Tristes
10 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Une Barque sur l'ocean
11 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso
12 Maurice Ravel Miroirs: La Vall?e des cloches
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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. 

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