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    Dame Janet Baker sings Berlioz 00:22:28

    In this Home Delivery, the NAC Orchestra transports you from the biting chill of winter nights to the heated passions of summer evenings. This 1975 recording from our archives features the Orchestra with then-Music Director Mario Bernardi and the...

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    Letter from Mozart

    Mozart is the focus this Home Delivery.  Christopher Millard performs Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto; and we’ve paired it with a modern response to Mozart by the late Canadian composer Michael Colgrass, his Letter from Mozart...

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    Itzhak Perlman Plays Brahms 00:52:27

    In 1972, the NAC Orchestra had been performing together as a brand new ensemble for barely 3 years, but the buzz and excitement that surrounded the new orchestra and the glamorous new National Arts Centre attracted the world’s most exciting...

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    Ian Cusson and Sibelius 00:44:22

    This Home Delivery brings concert recordings from February 2017 with John Storgårds and from the musicians’ popular chamber music series, Music for a Sunday Afternoon from 2018. We have prepared a rich, contemplative and contrasting...

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    Maureen Forrester Sings Schafer 00:58:03

    The incomparable Canadian mezzo-soprano Maureen Forrester is our featured soloist in this concert archive of music by 3 powerful voices in American and Canadian composition: Alexina Louie, R. Murray Schafer, and the late Aaron Copland.  ...

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    Trevor Pinnock Plays Bach 1:33:38

    Our former music director Trevor Pinnock brought—and continues to bring—an unmistakable sparkle to our stage. Trevor is a brilliant harpsichordist as well as a conductor. Therefore, it is with delight that we share an all-Pinnock Home...

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    Madama Butterfly 02:17:38

    For this NACO Home Delivery, we are thrilled to share with you a live, opera-in-concert recording of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly from 1989. In the Orchestra’s early days, aside from being a fantastic ensemble known to expertly play the...

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    Sibelius and Alexina Louie 00:52:03

    In this Home Delivery, we share with you music from our 2017 festival “Ideas of North”, celebrating Canada and Finland, and our connection as northern countries where our vast landscapes and cultural identities are often interwoven into...

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    Pinchas Zukerman Plays Mozart 01:30:19

    This special Home Delivery arrives just in time to wish Pinchas Zukerman a very happy birthday on July 16.   The NAC Orchestra has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the brilliant musician Pinchas Zukerman, as guest artist,...

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    Beethoven Celebration 02:01:27

    Beethoven’s 250th birthday, in December 2020, is being marked around the world in 2020 and in 2021.  This Home Delivery is a fascinating listen to the NAC Orchestra over its 50 years of music making—you’ll hear 2 (or 3 or 4!)...

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    Celebrating Canada Day 00:56:42

    For Canada Day, we’ve curated a wonderful variety of music with different Music Directors from throughout the NAC Orchestra archives. Hear how each conductor brings something of themselves, which reflects in the Orchestra’s sound. If...

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    Celebrating Quebec Composers 00:59:05

    For this Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, we celebrate the music of la belle province, Quebec. We’ve curated a wonderful program of works by Quebecois composers performed throughout the NAC Orchestra’s history. First is Kaléidoscope,...

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    Elgar, Bartók and Strauss 01:48:37

    This Home Delivery is a delightful program of music from a pair of concerts from the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons. On February 16, 2017, we heard how two composers, Elgar and Strauss, differently gave musical tribute to the beauty and culture of...

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    Clara – Robert – Johannes 00:44:45

    Alexander Shelley and the NAC Orchestra are in the midst of programming, performing and recording all the symphonies by Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann, and threading them together with work by the equally brilliant Clara Schumann.  ...

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    NACO in Copenhagen 01:47:05

    We invite you to enjoy a special concert from our 2019 European tour, a recording of the live radio broadcast from the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen on May 22, 2019. The NAC Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary “Crossings” Tour included...

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    Gabriela Montero Plays Mozart 1:04:31

    From the self-confidence of Don Juan's opening flourish, to the tender wooing melodies and final pizzicato thuds of his demise, Richard Strauss miraculously depicts love and humanity in tonight's featured concert by the NAC Orchestra, from...

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