From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
…Both the players and the label are Canadian. Many of the best musical things are nowadays…
Read more here.
And here. Also here.
Not only nowadays…
That’s certainly not what I’d call a “ringing endorsement” of the works recorded on the disk. When the “up side” is that you can walk around and relegate the music to background noise, as contrasted with being “imprisoned” in a concert hall while listening, makes for a very poor recommendation.
Too bad your occasional chart of music sales do not include Canada. Can’t see that making much of a contribution to the totals.
Nothing wrong with the Molinari, but there are Canadian artists of far greater accomplishment and renown dominating the piano and the vocal stages in particular. And, as Milka* suggests, “not only nowadays”…
*(Can hell really have frozen over? I must look out the window and see if there are flying swine in view :)).
All I can contribute is my experience working in the “industry” in Canada, The UK and the United States. Canada is definitely the healthiest environment for classical music.It’s not as tainted by the “industry” as the US; the motivation is mostly musical and in honor of the tradition. The UK may have access to great traditions and a plethora of great musicians, but the “industry” side is pathetic. The “star worship” that goes on enough to induce vomiting.
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