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All's Weill that ends Weill: A modest proposal to embrace Toronto's brush with infamy

By John Terauds on November 8, 2013

It all became clear when a former member of the British House of Lords bumped his fanny into my head as he chatted with a friend in the aisle at a recent concert: Toronto has a special, lucrative and unique future waiting for it.
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Royal Conservatory of Music announces significant career-development residencies for promising young musicians

By John Terauds on October 3, 2013

The Rebanks Family and W. Garfield Weston Foundation have provided a $1 million endowment for the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Residency Program. The first seven fellowships were granted this fall through the Glenn Gould Professional School following a process of nomination and audition, says Glenn Gould School associate dean Barry Shiffman.
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Video: Translating the movement and patterns of music into something meaningful and visual

By John Terauds on April 8, 2013

There are a number of ways to animate the sound of music. American technological gadabout and generally curious person Stephen Malinowski passed along his first two installments of an animated Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.
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Review: Toronto composer John Beckwith's memoir 'Unheard Of' more organized than reflective

By John Terauds on April 15, 2012

“This is the record of John…” the opening words of a famous Tudor church anthem by Orlando Gibbons ran through my head as I put down Toronto composer John Beckwith’s autobiography, Unheard Of: Memoirs of a Canadian Composer.
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Business jargon the shortest path the muddled thinking about orchestras

By John Terauds on March 20, 2012

Eddins summed up his post on the blog Sticks and Drones like this:
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Newsflash: CBC Radio to no longer broadcast Canadian Opera Company

By John Terauds on October 2, 2012

I’ve just heard news that the CBC was unable to reach an agreement with the Canadian Opera Company to broadcast its productions this season. This may extend to all Canadian opera, killing a Saturday radio tradition that goes back to the earliest days of broadcasting in this country.
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New York Times critic Allan Kozinn taken off music beat, reassigned to 'general culture'

By John Terauds on September 4, 2012

Next to his Times colleague Anthony Tommassini, Kozinn represented the best of contemporary criticism in classical music: concise yet descriptive, informed but never pompous, fair but incisive. I have read his reviews with pleasure for years, and will miss this colourful, informative window into the vibrant musical life of New York City.
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Classical music concert offenders, be warned, we’re on to you

By Michael Vincent on June 22, 2014

 
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OPEN LETTER | From Canada Council For The Arts' Simon Brault Following Budget 2016

By Ludwig Van on March 22, 2016

Canada Council for the Arts' Director and CEO Simon Brault responds to 2016 Federal Budget announcement which includes an extra $40 million plus the doubling of their annual budget.
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News: Tafelmusik scores massive victory over Big Old Music Labels as it reclaims access to discography

By John Terauds on January 20, 2012

Although they play old music on period instruments, the people at Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra made a brave leap forward into the full range of digital possibilities with Thursday night’s unveiling of Tafelmusik Media.
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