January 1986 marked a turning point in the career of Louise Bessette. Since winning the First Prize at the Concours International de Musique Contemporaine in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France), she has gone [...]
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A season that unfolds, the moment when the day turns dark or the rain forms shapes on the window – such are the ranges of emotions drawn from music for a complete sensory experience.
The sun at its zenith, an invitation to just relax and do nothing, a crushing heat that stifles, the whir of insects, the stream that refreshes, the wind making waves in the fields: these are the sublime beauties of nature that composers have conveyed through music. From the Canadian summer of André Mathieu to the Argentine one of Piazzolla, from the sharp aroma of rosemary to the captivating smell of roses from the south, from Beethoven’s memories of country life to those of Liszt, these ten musical tracks will set the tempo for the hot season.
© Lucie Renaud
Translation: Annie P. Prothin