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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Everywhere You Look Is Rachmaninov, Rachmaninov, Rachmaninov

By Norman Lebrecht on April 7, 2017

Khatia Buniatishvili and Paavo Järvi team up for a brilliant contemporary take on Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos 1 and 2, yet after three hearings, it's curiously unmemorable.
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RECORD KEEPING | NACO Release Reminds Us To Look No Further Than Our Backyard For Talent

By Paul E. Robinson on May 23, 2017

This has been an important year of recognition for Canadian composers, thanks in part to projects like the NACO's "Life Reflected" featuring works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | 10 Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week

By Joseph So on November 12, 2017

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of Nov. 13 to 19.
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SCRUTINY | Zodiac Trio's Five-Course Recital Leaves Some With Indigestion

By Robin Elliott on November 10, 2017

Zodiac Trio served an eclectic but ultimately forgettable menu of repertoire for clarinet, violin, and piano at the WMCT.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | "How Will I Ever Find ‘Impromptu’ Again"?

By Norman Lebrecht on May 12, 2017

"A fabulous pianist, incapable of touching an ugly note, Wosner interleaves miniatures of Schubert with matching — at times, surprising — snips by Dvorak, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Gershwin and Charles Ives," say Norman Lebrecht.
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SCRUTINY | Old School Tosca Caps A Highly Successful COC Season

By Joseph So on May 1, 2017

Warhorse? Potboiler? “Shabby little shocker” as coined by musicologist Joseph Kerman? Never mind! Puccini had the last laugh with Tosca.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | 12 Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week (Dec. 4 – 10)

By Joseph So on December 4, 2017

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of December 4 to 10.
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Q&A | 20 Questions For Vivian Fung

By Michael Vincent on January 21, 2017

Canadian composer Vivian Fung answers 20 rapid-fire questions, including which musical instrument she longs to play, and the three things about Toronto that makes her want to live here.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | You Can't Ignore Boris Tishchenko

By Norman Lebrecht on February 24, 2017

The eighth symphony, written in 2008 when Boris Tishchenko was mortally ill, draws the ear into an eerie landscape of ghosts, trolls, and spooks.
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SCRUTINY | TSO's Movie Night With Ratatouille Something Meaningful

By Brian Chang on February 19, 2017

TSO's live score to Ratatouille hits the mark for a well-timed family day weekend.
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