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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Andrey Gugnin Takes Shostakovich To Dizzying Speeds And Contemplative Heights

By Norman Lebrecht on September 20, 2019

Gugnin, a young Russian who won a piano competition in Sydney, Australia, plays at times maddeningly fast, just to show he can. But amid the helter-skelter there are moments of tender and profound contemplation that I need to hear again and again.
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SCRUTINY | Music And Great Performances Make 'The Band's Visit' Worth The Price Of Admission

By Paula Citron on September 19, 2019

The Band’s Visit is a sweet show, if a bit on the slow side, with a fabulous Middle Eastern-themed score. The music alone is worth the visit, not to mention the incandescent performance by the great Chilina Kennedy.
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THE SCOOP | Justin Trudeau Congratulates Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By Michael Vincent on September 18, 2019

It’s not every day a conductor gets named in a Tweet from the Prime Mister of Canada. But, that’s what happened as news broke on Monday that Yannick Nézet-Séguin would be staying on as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Orchestre Métropolitain, in perpetuity.
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FEATURE | Deutsche Grammophon Artist Peter Gregson On ReComposing Bach And Writing For The Movies

By Anya Wassenberg on September 17, 2019

Scottish cellist and Deutsche Grammophon artist Peter Gregson talks about his rising career as performer and composer, and how both led him to write the score for the new movie 'Blackbird'.
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THE SCOOP | Yannick Nézet-Séguin Signs A Lifetime Appointment With Orchestre Métropolitain

By Michael Vincent on September 16, 2019

Orchestre Métropolitain has announced Yannick Nézet-Séguin as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, for life.
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FEATURE | 'The Audition' Explores The Dark Side Of Classical Music In TIFF World Premiere

By Anya Wassenberg on September 16, 2019

Nina Weisse's film 'The Audition' takes audiences into a world where the discipline of classical music training takes a dark turn.
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INTERVIEW | After A Debilitating Injury, Classical Guitarist Miloš Returns All The Better For It

By Anya Wassenberg on September 13, 2019

With traditional classical guitar works and covers of Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Portishead, Miloš returns with a new perspective on music. His new album "Sound of Silence", is out now.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Clarinet Trio Takes The Quiet Approach To Beethoven & Brahms

By Norman Lebrecht on September 13, 2019

This album seeks out intimate silences between the instrumental lines in clarinet trios by Beethoven and Brahms.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | 10 Concerts You Absolutely Need To See In Toronto This Week (Sept. 14 – 22)

By Joseph So on September 12, 2019

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of September 14 – 22.
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FEATURE | Classical Music Takes A Bow In François Girard's 'The Song Of Names'

By Anya Wassenberg on September 11, 2019

The Red Violin Director François Girard returns to his roots with a musical mystery about loss and remembrance.
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