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Ludwig Van
Toronto Montreal

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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Commentary: Are these the best of times or the worst of times?

By John Terauds on August 16, 2013

Every time a newspaper or magazine dismisses a theatre, movie, book or music critic, a conversation arises about the value and meaning of criticism in a post-print world. That’s nothing new; the critic — and I mean this in the broadest possible sense, from front-stoop wag to Learning Annex lecturer — has been and will continue to be with us always.
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POLITICS | Why Musical Toronto Endorses Anyone But Steven Harper for Prime Minister

By Ludwig Van on October 16, 2015

With the Canadain Federal Election Vote approaching on Monday, Oct 19th, Musical Toronto is endorsing anyone BUT the Conservatives.
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Britten, Britten, Britten, why does Toronto hate you so?

By John Terauds on November 22, 2013

Benjamin Britten was born on this day 100 years ago. To many, he is a modern musical hero. Some shrug him off as another 20th century composer too challenging to confront. Yet others call his music simplistic. In Toronto, Stravinsky sells tickets; Britten doesn’t.
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FEATURE | Richard Kogan: “Resilience is a Skill, You Can Practice It"

By Robin Roger on May 20, 2015

Merger of master pianist and master psychiatrist makes Richard Kogan a powerful role model.
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In childrens' education we preach interactivity at the expense of improvisation

By John Terauds on September 27, 2012

What made this announcement really hurt was that he was the last out of my 12 piano students to let me know that they are not able or not interested in cultivating a one-on-one relationship with the instrument unmediated by a printed score.
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An operatic synonym for bittersweet at the Gladstone Hotel

By John Terauds on August 17, 2012

First, the sweet part of the story.
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FEATURE | A Fond Farewell To Nora Shulman, A Total Pro

By Arthur Kaptainis on June 6, 2017

"My personal ambitions never went beyond maintaining my work at the highest level. That was always my goal." MT catches up with TSO Principal Flute Nora Shulman to chat about her upcoming retirement and the road ahead.
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Canadian Deezer launch shows how classical music gets buried online

By John Terauds on April 25, 2012

Deezer, a music streaming and sharing service, is finally set up in Canada, and includes full integration with Facebook. There are thousands of classical albums available for listening there — but it takes a lot of digging to find stuff to listen to.
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The classical world, like everywhere else, is soaking in paid-for opinion

By John Terauds on July 20, 2012

My Toronto colleague Colin Eatock is reeaping the fruits of much labour, with the imminent release of a new CD of his work and the publication of a book of interviews about Glenn Gould.
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