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Electra Rising: Music of Malcolm Forsyth

Electra Rising: Music of Malcolm ForsythAmanda Forsyth, cello
William Street, saxophone
Grzegorz Nowak, conductor

CBC Records - SMCD5180

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  • 1998 Juno Award Winner: Best Classical Composition - Electra Rising

The Music

  • Electra Rising: Concerto for Violoncello and Chamber Orchestra
    • Cadenza
    • Mayibuye Afrika!
    • Cadenza
    • Paean
  • Valley of a Thousand Hills: For Orchestra
  • Tre Vie: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

About the CD

One of the first events ever held in the Winspear Centre was the recording session for this recording. The hall hadn't opened when the recording was made in early 1997 - and there weren't even seats in the hall!

With Electra Rising, Malcolm Forsyth fulfilled a long-held ambition - to write a concerto for his daughter, cellist Amanda Forsyth. The other concerto united two colleagues of the University of Alberta's Department of Music - its Composer in Residence Malcolm Forsyth, and saxophone professor and virtuoso William Street.