Louis Lortie’s 2010 Juno-nominated recording of the Mendelssohn Piano Concertos, paired with that composer’s Reformation Symphony, was revelatory. Working with the OSQ in Québec City’s Salle Raoul-Jobin du Palais Montcalm – a more intimate hall – meant that Lortie already had an advantage in his quest to present the works with a lighter, fleeter sound, but the presence of legendary sound engineer Carlos Prieto meant that there remained no real need to force or project the music. The resulting disc – Lortie’s debut recording as pianist/conductor – is a miracle of clarity and detail.
City Opera Vancouver is grateful and honoured to work, create and perform on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam), Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl ̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
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