ArtsFile: Mireille Asselin & Amici Ensemble travel into the heart of the Canadian Songbook
ArtsFile features Soprano Mireille Asselin today talking about her new CD with the Amici Chamber Ensemble, ‘Inspired by Canada: Notre Pays’, which is available now both online and in stores.
“Basically it’s kind of a crossover CD but it is more nuanced than that. We started out wanting to honour those we feel are Canada’s great art song writers. In the classical world, when we think of art song, we think of Schubert and Debussy.”
But she has no doubt that songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and the Quebecois chansonniers Gilles Vigneault and Claude Léveillée are in that tradition.
-ArtsFile, full feature here.