Joel Quarrington



Garden Scene

by Joel Quarrington and Andrew Burashko

I am very proud of this recording which won the "Juno Award" as the most outstanding classical recording in Canada of 2010.

It features my transcription of Korngold's beautiful "Garden Scene" as well as my version of the J.C. Bach/Casadesus Viola Concerto. I was very honoured to record the world premiere of the important solo Sonata of Weinberg which is now available in print from Peermusic.

This recording was the first we did with our production team of Roberto Occhipinti and Jeff Wolpert and it is dedicated to the memory of my brother Paul, the beloved writer who passed away January 2010.

Joel Quarrington, double bass / contrebasse

Andrew Burashko, piano

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Garden Scene
From “Much Ado About Nothing” Op.11, Four Pieces for Violin and Piano (1920)

Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889)
Elegy in D major

J.C.Bach / Henri Casadesus (1879-1947)
Concerto in G minor (in the style of Johann Christian Bach 1735-1782)

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956)
Four Pieces for Contrabass and Piano

Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996)
Sonata for Solo Contrabass Op. 108 (1971)

Recorded on August 13 and 14, 2008 at
Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada

Images by Fred Cattroll