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SCRUTINY | TSO's Mahler Six Rates At Least A Seven

By Arthur Kaptainis on November 24, 2017

Guest conductor Donald Runnicles and a rearranged TSO pounded a Mahler 6 into submission for the first of two concerts at Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday. Here's what we thought about it...
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SCRUTINY | Operatic Dracula In Sweden More Show Than Score

By Arthur Kaptainis on November 17, 2017

The indestructible tale of the Transylvanian transplant to London has been made into a gloomily entertaining evening of music-theatre by the Royal Swedish Opera. Here's what we thought about it.
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SCRUTINY | Israel Philharmonic Under Mehta Deserves A Full House

By Arthur Kaptainis on October 29, 2017

While many undoubtedly came to support the home nation of the ensemble, they got a great night of music in the bargain.
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SCRUTINY | TSO Gives Substance To Brahms Requiem Redux

By Arthur Kaptainis on September 28, 2017

Carried with substance and moderate tempos, Russell Braun and Erin Wall pull from the heartstrings for a dressed up Brahms Requiem.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony's Gould Tribute Almost Pure Gold

By Arthur Kaptainis on September 23, 2017

Pianist Jan Lisiecki and the TSO's re-enactment of the Brahms D minor Concerto superb, but it was Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll that won us over.
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SCRUTINY | A Moving Bruckner Fifth In Many Ways

By Arthur Kaptainis on September 8, 2017

Under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the call for "all hands on deck" commanded impressive results out of the Orchestre Métropolitain.
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SCRUTINY | Music Prevails In National Youth Concert

By Arthur Kaptainis on July 26, 2017

A kaleidoscopic concert commemorating Canada's 150 years, as offered by two national youth ensembles at Toronto Summer Music.
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SCRUTINY | Mason Bates Opera Does The Job In Santa Fe

By Arthur Kaptainis on July 24, 2017

Cutting-edge tech in opera? Steve Jobs would have been proud, as Apple lends its star power to the Santa Fe contemporary opera scene.
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THE SCOOP | South Korea’s Yekwon Sunwoo Takes Cliburn Gold

By Arthur Kaptainis on June 11, 2017

“Every time you play, you feel that you could have done better,” Yekwon Sunwoo said in a thoughtful tone. “There is no one way, no perfection. But this is the beauty of making music."
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UPDATE | Three Strong Performances But The Cliburn Winner Is TBA

By Arthur Kaptainis on June 10, 2017

We had a fight on Friday night at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Between nations, selections and, inevitably, styles.
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