Listen Up: Jeanne Lamon's Music Picks

August 6, 2015 | Diana L.

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In our second Listen Up post, we've caught up with Jeanne Lamon, talented violinist, formerly the Music Director of Tafelmusik and currently the Chief Artistic Advisor of Tafelmusik.

Jeanne Lamon

Listen Up is a new series of blog posts that highlight some favourite albums of a variety of Torontonians! Last week, we featured platinum selling recording artist and Canada's Queen of R&B Soul, Jully Black.

With over 33 years of performing with and directing Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon has also guest directed symphony orchestras all over Canada and internationally. She is also praised by critics for her strong musical leadership and has won numerous awards, including being recently appointed to The Order of Ontario in 2014. 


Here's what her favourite albums are:

1. Chopin Nocturnes 4 Ballades (2 CD set), Vladimir Ashkenazy (1997)



Jeanne says: "This is the most romantic music ever, and the most comforting. The performance is pure perfection, the bending of time masterful. My favourite."




2. Los Pájaros Perdidos The South American Project, L'Arpeggiata & Christina Pluhar (2012)

La Pajaros Perdidos
Jeanne says: "I love this CD because it's so expressive. It's kind of a crossover between "World" music and "Classical", my two favourites. South American traditional songs sung and arranged by wonderful classically trained singers and instrumentalists. Great percussion!"



3. Bach Brandenburg Concertos (2 CD set), Tafelmusik (2012)
Brandenburg Tafelmusik


Jeanne says: "These are a must for anyone's CD collection. Such vitality and variety and positivity in these pieces, written by the best composer who ever lived."



Thank you Jeanne!


You can borrow Jeanne's favourite albums or the CDs Jeanne has worked on from the Toronto Public Library. The Toronto Public Library also has a wide selection of Tafelmusik CDs available. 

CDs aren't your thing? Try our FREE online music services! Here are two services that carry Tafelmusik and Jeanne Lamon's musical work (have your library card ready to login):

Naxos                 Hoopla

The two services look pretty different. Here's what Naxos looks like (you can use the filters on the left side of the results to filter her work):

Naxos Jeanne Lamon


And here's a screenshot of what Hoopla looks like:

Hoopla Jeanne Lamon

Check them both out to see what they have to offer!  They are both very easy to navigate but if you would like some help, you can always call Answerline at 416-393-7131 for some step-by-step assistance. There is also a help guide available for Hoopla available.  


Photo of Jeanne Lamon from

Please note that Naxos and Hoopla update their sites often and the screenshots above were taken at the time this blog was created.