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Three Modern Romantics
CM307

Archive: CM307

Artifact Type: LP

Title: Three Modern Romantics
The CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra

Year: 1971

Designer: Uncredited

Studio: Uncredited

Client: X

 

Size: 310mm X 313mm

Condition: Good (cover) Fine (LP)

 

Collection: Canada Modern Archive

Comment

The CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra (later called the CBC Vancouver Orchestra) was the longest-lived, regularly performing Canadian radio orchestra in North America. It lasted 70 years —  starting life in 1938 and surviving until 2008.

 

This LP features a recording of a performance, which took place on October 28th and 29, 1971 at Ryerson Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. It features the work of, and the title of this record, ‘three modern romantics’: Danish composer Carl Nielsen, and English composers Ernest John Moeran and Frederick Delius. The concerts were conducted by Canadian John Avison with Robert Aitkin (conductor and flautist).

 

The sleeve design is printed in black ink only and is typographically set in New Times Roman throughout. The front side features a snow crystal-like composition cleverly constructed of 36 diamonds, each containing one of three portraits of the featured composers and individually adjusted tonally to produce a faceted visual aesthetic — as well as a direct connection to the complex, layered sound produced by an orchestra.

  

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