Classical Potpourri


Catherine Wilson, piano
Mark Skazinetsky, Violin
Norman Hathaway, Viola
Jack Mendelsohn, Cello
Joel Quarrington, Double Bass

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This inspired recording showcases some of Ensemble Vivant’s genre-diverse repertoire, and includes magical solo performances by the group’s pianist and artistic director, Catherine Wilson, whose Chopin playing has been compared to the late great Artur Rubinstein. But as Canadian jazz legend Rick Wilkins, C.M. commented, “no matter the genre, there is magic in Catherine’s and Ensemble Vivant’ playing”.

  1. J.S. Bach, Preludium from Cantata BWV 29
  2. F. Chopin, Etude Opus 10 No. 3 in E Major (piano solo)
  3. F. Chopin, Berceuse Opus 57 in D-flat Major (piano solo)
  4. G. Gershwin, Three Preludes (piano solo)
  5. C. Wilson, Knollwood Place
  6. M. De Falla, Ritual Fire Dance from “El Amor Brujo”
  7. M. Ravel, Pavane pour une infante Defunte
  8. C. Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin Medley
  9. L. Anderson Blue Tango
  10. E. Satie Les Trois Gymnopedies (piano solo)
  11. G. Puccini “O mio babbino caro” from “Gianni Schicchi”
  12. L.V. Beethoven “Fur elise”, Bagatelle in a minor, WoO 59 (piano solo)
  13. E. elgar Salut d’Amour
  14. S. Joplin Maple Leaf Rag

“…refreshing…everything clicks in context…wonderful recording.”
– Fanfare Magazine, U.S.A.