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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak Has Never Sounded Sweeter

By Norman Lebrecht on April 13, 2017

Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak has never sounded sweeter or more comfortable in album of works by eminent Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Glazunov, Khachaturian: Violin concertos (Avanti)

By Norman Lebrecht on July 1, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) The archetype Russian violin concerto — Tchaikovsky’s — looms so large over the musical landscape that all others seem no more than sidebars.
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THE SCOOP | Norman Lebrecht Joins Musical Toronto

By Michael Vincent on January 26, 2016

We are excited to announce that London-based classical music commentator, author, and blogger Norman Lebrecht will be joining Musical Toronto to contribute a new weekly CD review column, titled LEBRECHT LISTENS.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Marc-André Hamelin Toys With Loss Of Meaning

By Norman Lebrecht on August 18, 2017

The Canadian pianist pushes listeners into an alternate sound world, one where time and motion are devoid of meaning.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Four Releases Celebrating Jewish Femininity

By Norman Lebrecht on September 15, 2017

Four releases, arriving in timely fashion for the upcoming New Year, explore the shushed-up sounds of creative Jewish femininity.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Semyon Bychkov Puts Tchaikovsky Back On The Menu

By Norman Lebrecht on October 21, 2016

Semyon Bychkov’s new Tchaikovsky series on Decca is well timed to rekindle interest.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Argerich and Barenboim: Live from Buenos Aires (DG)

By Norman Lebrecht on April 15, 2016

Argerich and Barenboim: Live from Buenos Aires. The question is, what took them so long?
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Feldman, Crumb: Piano pieces (Hyperion)

By Norman Lebrecht on June 3, 2016

★★★★★ (out of five) Just when you’ve classified Feldman as an annoying epigrammatist, too clever for his own good, he delivers a contemplation of magic carpets under the title ‘Palais de Mari’ and grips your attention for a full half-hour.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Mahler: 3rd symphony (DSO Live)

By Norman Lebrecht on April 29, 2016

Norman Lebrecht offers his take on Mahler's 3rd Symphony with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jaap van Zweeden.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Songs By Richard Strauss Are Not For Wallflowers

By Norman Lebrecht on June 23, 2017

English soprano Louise Alder, who made an opera debut as Glyndebourne’s stand-in Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier in 2014, sounds undaunted by anything Strauss can throw at her.
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