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GUIDE | The Ludwig Van Guide To Summer Reading Part 1

By Robin Roger on June 16, 2018

Mini-reviews of several of the best books on Bernstein, released for the Centenary and also from years prior.
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MUSIC AND MOBILITY | My Experience Going To A Concert With A Broken Foot (Pt. 2)

By Robin Roger on March 23, 2018

Ludwig Van sends a writer with a broken foot to test the level of accessibility at some of Toronto's most well-known local concert halls. This is what happened.
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THE SCOOP | Toronto Summer Music Festival Season To Be Inspired By The Great War

By Robin Roger on March 10, 2018

TSMF 2018 will explore a breadth of musical perspectives, past and present, through works by Brahms, Messiaen, Ravel, Shostakovich, as well as music from today’s composers including Chan Ka Nin, Steve Reich, Kinan Azmeh, Abigail Richardson Schulte, and Tim Corlis.
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MAJOR CHORDS | We Don't Mean To Alarm You But The Piano Six Super Group Is Back

By Robin Roger on March 7, 2018

The Next Generation of Piano Six is the best possible example of what goes around comes around.
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MUSIC AND MOBILITY | My Experience Going To A Concert With A Broken Foot (Pt. 1)

By Robin Roger on March 1, 2018

Ludwig Van's Robin Roger shares her first-hand experience hobbling through some of Toronto's most well-known concert halls in search of a good seat.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Operetta Theatre’s Candide Kicks Off the Bernstein Centenary

By Robin Roger on December 29, 2017

Technically speaking, Leonard Bernstein’s centenary year begins at midnight Sunday night, but by then Toronto Operetta Theatre will be well ahead of the pack of homage-payers, after three performances of Bernstein’s idiosyncratic work of genius, Candide.
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MAJOR CHORDS | Can We Really Take Pleasure From Music Born From Suffering?

By Robin Roger on December 8, 2017

This was one of the questions posed by a gathering of music scholars and performers who met at the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto this week.
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ON THE RADAR | How We Learned "The Cello Handshake" At RCM's Open House

By Robin Roger on November 27, 2017

Ludwig Van stops by RCM's open-house for a sample of music courses, instruments, lectures, and performances and more.
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SCRUTINY | Mysterious Barricades Concert Society Raises Suicide Awareness In Toronto And Across Canada

By Robin Roger on September 11, 2017

Over one continuous day, music communities from St. John's to Victoria performed concerts around the theme of suicide awareness and healing.
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FEATURE | Performance Coaching: Putting “Right” Back In Stage Fright

By Robin Roger on August 9, 2017

Participants arrived at Lisa Chisholm’s presentation on performance anxiety with scary memories, but were relaxed by the end of it. Part one of two in our series on stage fright.
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