Glass Houses Revisited is Centrediscs best-selling CD of all time!
Her close collaboration with the late Ann Southam has led to some of this country’s finest performances and recordings. Petrowska Quilico’s virtuosic recording Glass Houses Revisited is Centrediscs’ best-selling CD of all time, and was heavily praised by critics. This spring she’ll release a final recording in the series, and it’s sure to be a highlight of the entire year…”
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I’m so very honoured to be named one of CBC Music’s 20 can’t-miss classical pianists! http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2014/1/From-Lang-Lang-to-Angela-Hewitt-20-cant-miss-pianists-in-2014
Christina Petrowska Quilico
Her close collaboration with the late Ann Southam has led to some of this country’s finest performances and recordings. Petrowska Quilico’s virtuosic recording Glass Houses Revisited is Centrediscs‘ best-selling CD of all time, and was heavily praised by critics. This spring she’ll release a final recording in the series, and it’s sure to be a highlight of the entire year.
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Performance at Fredericton Playhouse this Wednesday January 29th!
Originally posted on Fredericton Playhouse's Blog:
Toronto Dance Theatre’s latest piece, Rivers, combines the music of a beloved Canadian composer with a bold interpretation from one of Canada’s most respected dance artists. This innovative performance will captivate audiences when it comes to the Fredericton Playhouse on Wednesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.
“Rivers” is the beloved masterpiece of the late composer Ann Southam. In collaboration with Toronto Dance Theatre’s 10 dancers, Artistic Director Christopher House has created a fluid and unpredictable counterpoint to the sublime music, reflecting the rushing cascades, luxuriant eddies and quiet islands of calm in the score.
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Featured pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico says: ” I feel a particular affinity for the tangos of Ernesto Nazareth, which combine the sensual world of the Argentine tango with the quicker Brazilian dance forms. Nazareth’s music features those hypnotic and mesmerizing tango dreams of a bygone era.”
The track featured here is Ernesto Nazareth’s “Escovado”.
Christina Petrowska Quilico performing a few pieces during the launch party for her new 2-CD set release Tango Brasileiros at the Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu.
Click the photo to purchase this wonderful 2-CD set through the Marquis Classics website.
Tango Brasileiros WholeNote review
“Equally world-renowned and the 2007 winner of the Friends of Canadian Music Award, pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico performs the tangos of Brazilian composer/pianist Ernesto Júlio de Nazareth (1863–1934) in the two-CD release Tangos Brasileiros. Touches of salon music and the romanticism of Chopin are evident in these tangos, which are quicker in tempo than their Argentinean relatives. There is so much heartfelt joy in the pianist’s performances of 24 of the composers’ piano works. In her liner notes titled “My Personal Tango Journey,” she attributes her agility in style, musicality and placement of downbeat to her years in the dance studio learning how to dance the tango. I agree completely. The famous Fon-Fon is driven by a zippy right hand melody which is partnered by a two-feet-grounded-on-the-floor pulse. The more traditional Perigoso – Tango Brasileiro is a swaying, sultry and steady performance with intriguing brief yet breathtaking silences. Most fun are the left hand low-pitched lines in Myosotis. Deep and rich in tone, they act as a perfect mate to the jovial salon music-like right hand melodies. Throughout, Petrowska Quilico’s well-contemplated rhythmic placements and gentler finger attacks create the sense of melodic spontaneity so important to tango music.”
Written by Tiina KiikPublished on 30 October 2013Category: Pot Pourri