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Toronto Montreal

Opinion: On a single album track and the meaning of liking or disliking a piece of music

By John Terauds on February 5, 2013

Pianist Yoko Hirota offers up a magnificent interpretation of Toronto composer Brian Current‘s 2007 piece Sungods on her new album, Voces Boreales, released last night by Centrediscs at a Canadian Music Centre concert.
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Classical 101 | Is It A French Horn or Just A Horn?

By Michael Vincent on December 3, 2015

"French Horn" or "Horn?" The instrument with a name we can't agree on.
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Toronto Mahler Society celebrates 10th anniversary of spreading Mahleria

By Open Submission on April 25, 2013

Dr Patrick P.L. Lam, a member of the Toronto Mahler Society, offers an invitation to join the organization’s 10th anniversary celebration on May 8:
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Introducing: Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 4 is pure classical form, goosed by strange key choices

By John Terauds on September 16, 2012

We hear Franz Schubert’s string quartets, piano trios, solo piano works and Lieder frequently. But his symphonies don’t get performed as much on this side of the Atlantic.
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CLASSICAL 101 | Some Helpful Advice For New Music Students

By Joshua Denenberg on September 11, 2016

Six pointers for getting the most out of your undergraduate music studies.
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Glenn Gould @ 80: Dislodging the secret of his Goldberg Variations from under all the hype

By John Terauds on September 14, 2012

There is such a fuss coming up over the next two weeks as people latch on to the Big International Brand that is Glenn Gould. In Toronto there will be concerts, lectures and all sorts of weirdness at Convocation Hall.
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Too many people worry too much about preparing for a classical concert

By John Terauds on November 15, 2012

Without the benefit of reading or research, these two people are simply wandering from quarter to quarter, taking pictures that include “a beautiful old church” as well as some creative graffiti in forgotten little alcoves.
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Classical Music 101: A guide to the subtler charms of a string orchestra in a noisy age

By John Terauds on August 5, 2013

A visit to Bob Shingleton’s excellent blog, On an Overgrown Path, has inspired a little ode to the charms of the string orchestra, a deceptively simple-seeming collection of violins, violas, cellos and double-basses.
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Classical Music 101: A beginner's survey of music education, composition and appreciation apps

By Open Submission on September 18, 2013

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Classical Music 101: What came before is contained in how we play and what we hear today

By John Terauds on February 7, 2013

The question completely broadsided me, because the idea of a world without Early Music seems as bereft as a world without Renaissance history, with the paintings of Titian banished to decommissioned nuclear bomb shelters, and St Mark’s Church in Venice hidden behind tall plywood hoardings.
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