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HOT TAKE | A Look Into The Musical Past Of Governor General Julie Payette

By Michael Vincent on October 3, 2017

Baroque music lovers now have one of their own in Ottawa.
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Daily album review 17: Tafelmusik's burnished, golden Messiah moment captured on disc

By John Terauds on December 2, 2012

Tafemusik Chamber Choir music director Ivars Taurins has been leading Tafelmusik’s annual performances of Handel’s evergreen 270-year-old oratorio for a generation, steadily honing the group’s historically informed performances into paragons of taste and individuality.
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Review: Opera Atelier's Armide a fabulous ado about not quite enough

By John Terauds on April 14, 2012

Opera Atelier has revived and embellished its 2005 production of Jean-Baptist Lully and Philippe Quinault’s grand, five-act “tragédie en musique” from 1686 in glorious style at the Elgin Theatre.
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Album review: Lang Lang dances cheek to cheek with favourite composer Frédérick Chopin

By John Terauds on October 5, 2012

Every single serious piano student at some point confronts the music of Chopin, and nearly every classical music listener is, at some point, seduced by its operatic melodies, soaring lyricism and overt virtuosity.
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CD Review: Jonathan Swartz finds beguiling Bach voice with his violin

By John Terauds on March 27, 2012

JONATHAN SWARTZ
Suite Inspiration (Soundset Recordings)
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Toronto Symphony Orchestra quietly extends music director Peter Oundjian's contract to 2017

By John Terauds on April 16, 2013

Oundjian’s second contract with the orchestra was scheduled to expire at the end of the 2013-14 season. I am told that the musicians were told about the news only in response to pointed questions about the conductor’s future.
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Interview: Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins gets high-definition Met Opera moment

By John Terauds on January 16, 2013

The Canadian baritone — recently singled out in the Met’s magazine Opera News as one of 25 young singers to watch in the coming decade — is singing the role of Cecil in David McVicar’s new production of Gaetano Donizetti’s 1835 drama, Maria Stuarda.
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Re:Sound Tariff 8 could make Canadian musicians some of the lowest paid in the world [updated]

By Michael Vincent on July 20, 2014

 
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Choosing the right instrument is much easier and much more difficult that many people believe

By John Terauds on September 29, 2013

Sherkin’s was a Steingraeber & Söhne baby grand, a high-end piano packed with goodies to raise the highest of brows. Thanks to his sponsor, Grand Piano House Inc., he will have a full concert-size instrument to work with whenever he plays at the Jane Mallett Theatre this season.
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Like the season itself, Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring has something fresh to say with every performance

By John Terauds on April 18, 2013

York University Dance and Music departments add to the mix today through Saturday with Rite Redux, a performance of the full ballet score featuring new choreography by York Dance Ensemble artistic director Holly Small in collaboration with colleagues Carol Anderson, Darcey Callison and Susan Cash.
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