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THE SCOOP | Fans Tasked With Singing 'O Canada' At Raptors Game Tonight

By Michael Vincent on June 10, 2019

In a move befitting of the country that invented basketball, (that’s right, basketball was invented by a Canadian), fans alone will be in charge of singing the “O Canada” tonight at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The NBA made the call after Game 2 of the NBA Finals, where fans surprised everyone by taking over the singing of the national anthem from Grammy award-winning artist Alessia Cara.

The US anthem will be sung by “Monica” Denise Brown.

Win or lose, history will be made tonight.

In the meantime, we’ll leave you with the Toronto Symphony’s musical ode to the Raptors: a mashup Drake’s “All Me” & “Trophies.”

LUDWIG VAN TORONTO

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Massenet With The Late Sally Silver Is Perfect Fare For A Summer's Night 

By Norman Lebrecht on August 2, 2019

This posthumous album of music by Massenet — curated by Sally Silver, accompanied by Richard Bonynge and produced by her husband Jeremy Silver — is a delight from start to finish.
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FEATURE | The Piano Market Is Booming, And It's All Because Of China

By Anya Wassenberg on August 13, 2019

An estimated 50 million Chinese kids are now furiously studying classical piano. A look at China's modern-day piano-mania.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Two Summer Discoveries: Pfitzner And Braunfels

By Norman Lebrecht on August 16, 2019

Pfitzner and Braunfels make an apt pairing on a new release featuring piano concertos dating from the twilight of German Romanticism.
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