A Shrinking Planet

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“The works are beautiful, sound quality is great, performance excellent, a special CD indeed”  
Radio Netherlands, CD Review:  A Shrinking Planet

“a remarkable new recording”  
 - CBC Radio 2: Two New Hours, CD Review:  A Shrinking Planet

“Speaking of Canadian piano music, A Shrinking Planet is a beautiful and thoughtful CD by Réa Beaumont … Recorded at Glenn Gould Studio its centerpiece is the world première recording of Barbara Pentland’s Small Pieces for a Shrinking Planet” Editor’s Corner, The WholeNote (Toronto), CD Review: A  Shrinking Planet

About the album:
Réa Beaumont's solo album 
A Shrinking Planet was one of the first albums to highlight cultural diversity in new music.  Recorded at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio on a Steinway D, the CD received its Canadian premiere on CBC Radio 2’s legendary new music show “Two New Hours” with host Larry Lake featuring interviews with pianist Réa Beaumont and composers Chan Ka Nin, Alice Ping Yee Ho, and Walter Buczynski. A Shrinking Planet received its European premiere on Radio Netherlands. 

An ideal album for listeners who enjoy the extreme virtuosity of contemporary repertoire, A Shrinking Planet takes its title from this world premiere recording of the composition *Small Pieces for a Shrinking Planet by Barbara Pentland (1912-2000), one of Canada’s most important composers and a recipient of the Order of Canada.  The album includes twice JUNO Award winner Chan Ka Nin’s virtuoso piano *In Search Of…  that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation commissioned for Réa Beaumont.  Also included are the virtuoso piano works *Garage by Alice Ping Yee Ho, winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award, and Sonata by Queen Elizabeth Medal winner Walter Buczynski.  

*world premiere recording

The CD is available worldwide through Amazon, in Toronto at Atelier Grigorian (Yorkville), Roy Thomson Hall Store (home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) and at CD Baby:

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