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First Play: Brian Current, Faster Still

First Play: Brian Current, Faster Still

June 9, 2017
National

"A new album on Centrediscs presents a retrospective of chamber music by Brian Current, one of Canada's most prominent composers. Faster Still includes seven works written between 2005 and 2015 (plus a bonus track from 1996) and ranging in scale from cello duo to chamber orchestra.

"All composers have their secret favourites or the pieces that they would grade an A or A+ in retrospect, and I hope that the disc presents some of these," says Current by email, explaining how the works were selected. "Also, we looked at the pieces that had some life outside of Canada — Inventory by the New York City Opera, Faster Still in Los Angeles and Strata by the San Francisco Contemporary Chamber Players..."

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