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SCRUTINY | Opera Atelier’s Film Of Handel’s 'The Resurrection' A Stylish And Dramatic Triumph

By Stephan Bonfield on May 28, 2021

Elegant, tasteful, stylish, dramatic, this splendid two-act 90-minute film adaptation will prove to be another feather in the cap of co-artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeanette Lajeunesse Zingg.
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HOT TAKE | James Ehnes And Stewart Goodyear Set The Virtual Standard For Beethoven 250

By Stephan Bonfield on December 15, 2020

Violinist James Ehnes and pianist Stewart Goodyear’s marathon recital series of all ten Beethoven violin sonatas over three days is part of Koerner Hall’s Beethoven 250 series.
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SCRUTINY | Against the Grain’s ‘Messiah/Complex’ Finds A Radical Strength

By Stephan Bonfield on December 14, 2020

Against the Grain’s reimagining of Handel's classic offers a way forward in our conflicted land.
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SCRUTINY | Dance Becomes Music With Echo Chamber Toronto

By Stephan Bonfield on February 24, 2020

Echo Chamber Toronto makes a convincing argument for combining contemporary dance and chamber music in Zingara at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse.
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SCRUTINY | The Toronto Symphony Doesn't Disappoint With Big Bad Bruckner

By Stephan Bonfield on February 23, 2020

TSO's majestic account of late German Romantic music, in spite of an uncooperative acoustic, wins us over.
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SCRUTINY: NACO And Joshua Bell Offer Luscious Interpretations Of Morlock, Mendelssohn And Boulanger

By Stephan Bonfield on February 7, 2020

The National Arts Orchestra of Canada (NACO) and Joshua Bell served up stunning work with Morlock, Mendelssohn and Boulanger - so good they made up for a misstep with Debussy.
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SCRUTINY | Peter Sellars' Take On 'Lagrime di San Pietro' A Moving Ode To A Life Lived In Regret

By Stephan Bonfield on February 2, 2020

Under the vision of legendary director Peter Sellars, Los Angeles Master Chorale sang Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro to perfection.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony Orchestra Falls Back On Three Nationalist Favourites With Aziz Shokhakimov

By Stephan Bonfield on January 31, 2020

TSO guest conductor Aziz Shokhakimov and cellist Joseph Johnson wins the audience over with luscious, coherent harmony from Smetana, Dvorák, and Mendelssohn.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony Stop To Smell The Roses For Mozart 40

By Stephan Bonfield on January 23, 2020

All you need to perform Mozart's Symphony No. 40 is 40 players, it turns out.
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SCRUTINY | Lucas Debargue Dazzles Sold-Out Audience In His Toronto Recital Debut

By Stephan Bonfield on January 18, 2020

French pianist Lucas Debargue thrilled the Koerner Hall audience with his unique interpretations and intriguing musical personality.
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