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Toronto Montreal

LEBRECHT LISTENS | An Hour Of Harp Music With String Quartet? Surprisingly Yes

By Norman Lebrecht on March 16, 2018

The frontline intensity and no holds barred approach by the Varian Fry Quartet and Marie-Pierre Langlamet treats Mozart as weapons-grade music.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Leó Weiner's Five Divertimentos Are Pinpoint Perfect

By Norman Lebrecht on October 20, 2017

A new album of folk dance-inspired works by Leó Weiner are strikingly fresh, thanks to Neeme Järvi.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniil Trifonov Never Lets Us Down

By Norman Lebrecht on October 13, 2017

The 2011 Tchaikovsky winner has lost none of his capacity to surprise.
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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 | Aisslinn Nosky's Haydn Is A Salve For A Grey January Week

By Norman Lebrecht on January 26, 2018

In a grey January week, this unpretentious little album sheds fragile rays of hope.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ivan Fischer's Mahler 7 Just Might Be The Best Yet

By Norman Lebrecht on March 22, 2019

Unlike other maestros, Ivan Fischer does not try to improve Mahler —  and also why this new release of the 7th Symphony is in such high regard.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Schubert Lieder: Der Wanderer (Delphian)

By Norman Lebrecht on August 12, 2016

★★★★★ (out of five) — "Williams will bear many returns for relistening..." Norman Lebrecht reviews the Delphian release of Schubert Lieder: Der Wanderer with baritone Roderick Williams.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Deutsche Grammophon: The Mono Era, 1948-57 (51 CD Box Set))

By Norman Lebrecht on April 22, 2016

In the age before Herbert von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon offers a massive box of rarities fascinating in its rigour and frugality.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniel Lozakovich's Got It, Plain And Simple

By Norman Lebrecht on June 15, 2018

He knows what he has to say and he says it entirely in his own way. Meet violinist Daniel Lozakovich.
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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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