INTERMEZZO No. 1 – Anne Lauber – Maximos Farmakidis with Dimitra Maragnozis –

INTERMEZZO No. 1 from Three Intermezzos for Double Bass and Piano; composed by Anne Lauber; Performed by Maximos Farmakidis (Double Bass) and Dimitra Marangozis (Piano).

About the composer: ANNE LAUBER was born in Switzerland and lives in Québec, Canada. As a conductor she is often invited to conduct her own works. She received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Québec Ministry of Culture, CBC Radio Canada, etc.. Her son Tristan Lauber is a successful concert pianist and piano teacher. *

** D’origine Suisse, ANNE LAUBER habite au Québec, Canada. En tant que compositeur et chef d’orchestre, elle est souvent invitée à diriger ses propres oeuvres. Elle a reçu de nombreuses subventions du Conseil des Arts du Canada, du Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec, et de la société Radio Canada . Son fils Tristan Lauber est un excellent pianiste de concert et professeur de piano. [by/par] Learn more about Anne Lauber:

ELEGY – Elizabeth Raum – SPO Chamber Ensemble 

Composed by Elizabeth Raum; Performed by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble (Gillian Howard, oboe / Corey Gemmell, violin / Brenna McLane, viola / Ronald Royer, cello). Video edited and produced by Eero Daniel-Raum. ——————————–

NOTES FROM THE COMPOSER, ELIZABETH RAUM: “Elegy” was excerpted from the concerto for oboe, “Phantom Drum,” which was originally commissioned by Joseph Salvalaggio and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Lois Fuse, a friend of the composer and an oboist, asked her to excerpt the slow, lyrical section from the concerto as a separate piece. Raum expanded the excerpt to make it a complete piece by itself. Then later, she was asked by the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra to transcribe the piece again for oboe and string trio for the members of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. The video for the recording was created by Elizabeth’s grandson, Eero Daniel-Raum. His vision upon hearing the music was that it suggested to him the soaring of birds on the wing. ——————————–

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