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FEATURE | B-A-C-H, Glazunov’s Dog, And Brahms’ Lost Loves — A Look At Music Cryptography

By Anya Wassenberg on March 17, 2020

Musical cryptography is the use of music to encode messages. In its simplest form, the letters A through G can be used to spell out words or codes.
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REPORT | Streaming Music, The Song Economy And Classical Music

By Anya Wassenberg on March 10, 2020

Albums are falling by the wayside as the "song economy" takes over the music industry — but where does it leave classical music lovers?
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INTERVIEW | François Girard Tells Us About His Unique Brand Of 'Flying Dutchman' For The Met Opera

By Peter Goddard on February 29, 2020

We met director François Girard in New York, to talk about the Met Opera's production of Wagner's Die Fliegende Holländer and the comparisons between film and opera.
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FEATURE | How Classical Music Is Taking On Climate Change

By Michela Comparey on February 11, 2020

Fossil fuel combustion, industrial processes, deforestation, transportation and even Classical Music. Wait, what? Like everything, classical music has a bigger carbon footprint than you probably thought.
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FEATURE | The Mandle Philharmonic — The Makings Of A Concert From The Ground Up

By Ludwig Van on January 15, 2020

Tech entrepreneur turned conductor Mandle Cheung and members of the Mandle Phil talk about preparations for their concert on January 25, and how an orchestra came together from scratch.
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FEATURE | Classical Horoscopes: The Signs As Composers

By Michela Comparey on January 4, 2020

Tchaikovsky was a sensitive Taurus, Hindemith a resourceful Scorpio. The signs of the astrological zodiac and the composers who fit the bill.
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2019 REWIND | The Best Classical Music And Theatre Shows Of 2019

By Ludwig Van on December 28, 2019

From Toronto Summer Music to The Tallis Scholars, Ludwig van Toronto critics reflect on our favourite concerts of 2019.
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FEATURE | Toronto Ravel Unravels The Illness That Took Down A Musical Giant

By Robin Roger on December 23, 2019

Ravel's Brain becomes the focus of conversation at Hugh's Room at documentary screening.
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FEATURE | Elgin And Winter Garden Theatres Are An Enduring Testament To Toronto’s Entertainment History

By Anya Wassenberg on November 2, 2019

Toronto’s Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre are the last surviving double-decker theatres of the Edwardian era still in operation in the world.
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FEATURE | Deutsche Grammophon Artist Peter Gregson On ReComposing Bach And Writing For The Movies

By Anya Wassenberg on September 17, 2019

Scottish cellist and Deutsche Grammophon artist Peter Gregson talks about his rising career as performer and composer, and how both led him to write the score for the new movie 'Blackbird'.
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