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FEATURE | Hearing For Music Lovers, Part Two: Lively Listening

By Robin Roger on June 14, 2016

It’s time to put listening fitness on the agenda. Part two in our series about hearing for music lovers, we look at the difference between hearing and listening.
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FEATURE | What Musicians Can Learn From Athletes

By Robin Roger on March 31, 2017

This week at the Music and Health Research Collaboratory Colloquium at the University of Toronto, they pose the question, "Should sport and music team up?” The answer may surprise you.
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Flying acrylic discs are history as last of Roy Thomson Hall's sister buildings unveils acoustic makeover

By John Terauds on August 15, 2012

What was then called Melbourne Concert Hall opened in 1982, the same year as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s new home. Two years earlier, a third symphony auditorium with acoustician Theodore Schultz’s stamp on in had opened in San Francisco.
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What does putting a real temple on stage add to an opera production?

By John Terauds on March 31, 2012

(CLARIFICATION: The first paragraph is changed, in response to the Canadian Opera Company’s objection that I had unjustifiably described the logs as showing signs of dry rot and termite damage.)
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Issues: Scotland's McOpera cooperative heralds a new way of keeping together an orchestra

By John Terauds on March 1, 2013

An interesting development in Scotland over the last year or so has been the foundation of a big music cooperative out of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in Glasgow.
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YEAR IN REVIEW | Looking Back At The Best Shows Of 2016

By Ludwig Van on December 21, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, here are our MT staff critics picks for the best concerts of the year. And what a year it has been.
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Comment: Pianist Jan Lisiecki's Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award a hollow win

By John Terauds on September 17, 2013

It’s not that Lisiecki isn’t a great pianist. Even before he turned 18 last spring, he already played with the poise and maturity of a seasoned pro.
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BANFF | Scaling New Heights For Classical Music: A Field Report From Banff Centre

By Jennifer Liu on September 1, 2017

Our field report of Banff Centre's cultural renaissance on the world stage. Part one: revamping their Summer Classical Music programs.
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Album review: Full set of Francis Poulenc songs is all that's best and worst about classical music in 2013

By John Terauds on October 29, 2013

It also represents the very best and very worst of the classical music world, innocuously packaged into a not-very-attractive two-colour package.
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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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