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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin's "Duets" Is Beautiful And Great, But... We're Not Surprised

By Paul E. Robinson on December 7, 2017

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain are getting into legend territory with new Album of Duets with Rolando Villazón and Ildar Abdrazakov.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nelsons Misses The Forest For The Trees With New Bruckner 3

By Paul E. Robinson on December 2, 2017

Nelsons marks his first album with Gewandhausorchester with new Bruckner-Wagner album. Unfortunately, his meticulous care for balance clouds the bigger picture.
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RECORD KEEPING | Jordan Pal Reckons With Rapture On "Into The Wonder"

By Paul E. Robinson on November 21, 2017

One of Canada’s most interesting young composers, Jordan Pal's first record is an expansive personal awakening.
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RECORD KEEPING | New Elgar Release Traces Memories Back To Canada

By Paul E. Robinson on November 15, 2017

As featured on a new recording, we take a look at the Canadian history of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius.
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RECORD KEEPING | Mariinsky Orchestra Phones In Rachmaninov Ahead Of Toronto Show

By Paul E. Robinson on November 8, 2017

Although I have heard Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra give stunning performances over the years, too often they seem to be on automatic pilot. Let’s hope they can summon up some energy and inspiration for Friday’s Roy Thomson Hall performance.
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RECORD KEEPING | Glyndebourne Makes A Case For Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict On Blu-ray

By Paul E. Robinson on November 4, 2017

It is the music that makes a Béatrice et Bénédict revival worthwhile and in this Glyndebourne production.
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RECORD KEEPING | The Tchaikovsky Project Is Absolutely First Rate

By Paul E. Robinson on October 24, 2017

The playing on these first two releases of “The Tchaikovsky Project” is absolutely first rate, and the recording quality, with producer Holger Urbach in charge, is state-of-the-art.
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RECORD KEEPING | Some Of The Finest Beethoven We Have Ever Heard

By Paul E. Robinson on October 18, 2017

Now, at the age of 46, Kissin is again recording for DG, and this new all-Beethoven release confirms his stature as an artist of the first rank.
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RECORD KEEPING | We Can't Forget Montreal Symphony's Saint-Saëns

By Paul E. Robinson on October 11, 2017

This is a terrific recording and deserves attention.
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RECORD KEEPING | Naxos Opens The Floodgates For 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Leonard Bernstein

By Paul E. Robinson on October 1, 2017

Naxos drops a new Leonard Bernstein release with Baltimore Symphony, Marin Alsop, Jennifer Johnson Cano, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
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