Released December 2, 2011 at the Glenn Gould Studio with a world première performance of: Returnings II: A Meditation and Toronto première performances of Qualities of Consonance (1998) & Returnings I (2010)
This latest recording by Eve features works, all world première recordings by Ann Southam, one of Canada’s finest composers.
– – Review – –
from The Globe and Mail “Year in Review”
Published Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 7:00PM EST
Our verdict is in: This was the year’s best music
ELISSA POOLE’S PICKS
# 1. Ann Southam: RETURNINGS
Eve Egoyan, piano
So different from the joyful minimalism of her earlier music, the late Ann Southam’s final works for piano, written for Eve Egoyan, are spare and haunting, inhabiting a circumscribed world where the expressive resonance of even the simplest musical element is questioned, and where resolution is always possible but rarely permanent.