Worlds Apart includes two CDs of music by Canadian composers. Classics with a Twist features composers John Rea, Peter Paul Koprowski and Steven Gellman in works inspired by the romantic composers Schumann, Brahms and Chopin.
The second CD, Worlds Apart, offers a more “edgy” look at music – by David Jaeger, Michel-Georges Brégent, Patrick Cardy, Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux and Diana McIntosh.
All were inspired in unique ways by literature and art from the past to create something fresh and modern, sometimes even violent and conflicted. These CDs include an incredible variety of styles, ranging from thevirtuosic romantic to the radical improviser performing from graphic notation. These imaginative and engaging works reflect the breadth of genius in Canadian music.
Passion and sensitivity, phenomenal technique and “dazzling virtuosity” (New York Times) characterize pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, whether she is playing a Liszt piano solo, a Mozart chamber work, the Grieg concerto, or the premiere of a new work by a living composer. Her 47 plus CDs encompass contemporary works by Canadian and international composers as well as standard repertoire.