Sarah Slean and Symphony Nova Scotia
Award-winning Canadian songstress Sarah Slean is a nationally beloved actress, poet, and composer, and her two live performances with Maestro Bernhard Gueller and Symphony Nova Scotia earned rave reviews, multiple standing ovations, and nationwide CBC broadcasts. Audience members praised the collaborations as “magical” and “a match made in heaven”.
Now, Symphony Nova Scotia, Sarah Slean, and Maestro Gueller are proud to release a brand-new recording featuring boundary-crossing highlights from both live performances: the moving, heartfelt Lamento and its blissful counterpart, Ecstasy, both written for Sarah by acclaimed Canadian composer Christos Hatzis.
“Marvellously colourful and dramatic” (The Chronicle Herald)
“Meant to be a crossover piece to heal the seeming divide between the pop world of Sarah Slean and the classical music world of Christos Hatzis, Ecstasy positions Symphony Nova Scotia at the forefront of new, creative music that transcends any stylistic boundaries.” (CBC)
Thank you to NAXOS and FACTOR CANADA for making this recording possible
Click here to watch a video of Sarah Slean and Symphony Nova Scotia performing Ecstasy.
Music of Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Conducted by Bernhard Gueller
Featuring Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Released 2017 on Symphony Nova Scotia Media
“On this recording, we combined Schubert’s Symphony no. 3 and orchestrated songs to show the development and progress Schubert made within 13 years. He wrote the Symphony no. 3 at age 18, and the songs from the Winterreise cycle are from the last year before his death. And the difference between them is astonishing.” – Bernhard Gueller
Thank you to NAXOS and the Tintner Foundation for making this recording possible
Please click here to view a video from the concert.
The How and Why of Memory
- Music of Tim Brady performed by Symphony Nova Scotia
- Conducted by Bernhard Gueller
- Released September 2015 on CMC
ECMA Classical Recording of the Year 2016! Featuring three Tim Brady pieces performed by Symphony Nova Scotia: Violin Concerto with Robert Uchida, Symphony #4, and Viola Concerto with Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot.
Dancing in the Light
- Music of Christos Hatzis
- Conducted by Bernhard Gueller
- Featuring soloists Rivka Golani (viola), Beverley Johnston (percussion) and Suzanne Lemieux (oboe)
- Released September 2006 on CBC Records
“The orchestra, superbly directed by Gueller, whose understanding of what Hatzis had in mind went far deeper than the notes, plays compellingly and brilliantly.” – Chronicle Herald, December 2006
To listen to an MP3 clip from the CD, click here.
Tintner Memorial Collection
Released 2002-2003 on NAXOS
- Vol 1: Mozart Symphonies No. 31, 35, and 40
- Vol 2: Schubert Symphonies No. 8, 9
- Vol 3: Beethoven Symphony No. 4 – Schumann Symphony No. 2
- Vol 4: Haydn Symphonies Nos. 103, 104
- Vol 5: Brahms Symphony No. 3, Serenade No. 2
- Vol 6: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 – Sibelius Symphony No. 7
- Vol 7: Mozart Idomeneo Overture, Symphonies Nos. 34, 41
- Vol 10: Music of Frederick Delius (1994 re-release)
- Vol 11: Mozart Marches & Dances, Les Petits Riens (1991 re-release)
- Vol 12: Colonial Diversions: Miniatures by Grainger/Lilburn
*Please note: Volumes 8, 9, and 13 are not available through Symphony Nova Scotia as they were recorded with the Canadian National Youth Orchestra.
- Conducted, composed, and arranged by Howard Cable
- Featuring soloists David Greenberg (violin), Chilina Kennedy, Suzanne Lemieux (oboe), Ian McKinnon (bagpipes), David Parker (horn) and Anne Rapson (violin)
- Released 2003 on CBC Records
“A record that’s fit for all seasons… only a musician with Cable’s extraordinary scope and fine ear for orchestral rhetoric could combine so many styles into one fine CD.” – Chronicle Herald, March 2003
MacKinnon’s Brook Suite
- Conducted and composed by Scott Macmillan
- Featuring Ian MacKinnon (tin whistle/bagpipes)
- Released 2001 on Warner Music
“Macmillan’s dynamic music rolled and tumbled and soared, through the hard Atlantic crossing, the back-breaking clearing of land, the joys of family and disappointment and tragedy that also inevitably came… earthy folk stories in the elegant language of symphonic music.” – The Daily News, October 2001