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By Toronto Sinfonietta; Matthew Jaskiewicz; Matthew Jaskiewicz. By Frederic Chopin; Ronald Royer; Alexander Rapoport. Country of Origin: United States. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Cambria Master Recordings (NX.CD1225).
Item Number: NX.CD1225
Romancing Chopin is a new release of arrangements for chamber orchestra showcasing Chopin's genius from a fresh perspective, as well as new compositions inspired by the work of Chopin combining his compositional techniques and style with those of contemporary composers Alexander Rapoport and Ronald Royer. The recording features the Toronto Symphony conducted by Matthew Jaskiewicz. Guest artists include pianist Valerie Tryon, flutist Nora Schulman, clarinetist Kaye Royer and cellist Coenraad Bloemendal. When music historians are analyzing the importance of a composer to the history of music, they examine not only the compositions themselves, but also the composer's influence on other composers. The music of Chopin continues to be loved and respected as a monument to his genius, but he has also had a significant influence ona variety of composers up to the present day.