WAVERLEY: A Waverley musician has earned a second straight Juno award for her classical music.
Barb Hannigan was announced as the recipient of the 2019 Juno for Classicsal Alkbum of the Year: vocal or choral for Vienna: Fin de siècle. She recorded it with her longtime collaborator and mentor, the great figure of twentieth-century music, Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw.
In 2018, Hannigan, who was born and raised in Waverley, won a Juno for Crazy Girl Crazy in the same category.
On Vienna: Fin de siècle, the duo explores the roots of modern music with composers who went on to lead a musical revolution: Arnold Schoenberg, Hugo Wolf, Anton Webern, Alexander Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler and Alban Berg.
Featuring composers for whom text and song were inseparable, the album captured the rich and intense moment before the disruption of the harmonic language of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Juno awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. New members of the Canadian music hall of fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies.