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RECORD KEEPING | The Best Classical Recordings Of 2016

By Paul E. Robinson on December 19, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of our favourite classical music releases of the year.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Takes On Mendelssohn

By Paul E. Robinson on July 25, 2017

Nézet-Séguin brings his usual energy and attentiveness to this project; nevertheless there may be more than one missing element.
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RECORD KEEPING | After A Long Wait, Tafelmusik's Tales Of Two Cities Gets Immortalized

By Paul E. Robinson on December 13, 2017

"Beautifully realized and enormously inspiring." Tafelmusik's Tales Of Two Cities draws attention to what we have shared for centuries.
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RECORD KEEPING | Giovanna d’Arco With Anna Netrebko Explains Why The Best Operas Survive

By Paul E. Robinson on August 30, 2018

Riccardo Chailly combined with the artistry of Netrebko, saves this La Scala production of Verdi's Giovanna d’Arco from over-the-top silliness.
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RECORD KEEPING | Manfred Honeck Injects Fire Into Strauss Elektra Release

By Paul E. Robinson on January 24, 2017

Manfred Honeck conducts Elektra with fire and authority, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra responds appropriately; this is exciting music-making.
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RECORD KEEPING | Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Yannick Nézet-Séguin)

By Paul E. Robinson on August 4, 2016

...an exciting, beautifully conceived and rendered Mahler One.
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RECORD KEEPING | Jordan Pal Reckons With Rapture On "Into The Wonder"

By Paul E. Robinson on November 21, 2017

One of Canada’s most interesting young composers, Jordan Pal's first record is an expansive personal awakening.
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RECORD KEEPING | Two Sopranos Take On Handel And Seize His Heart

By Paul E. Robinson on February 5, 2017

Two recordings by Canadian Julie Boulianne and Russian Julia Lezhneva offer a fascinating look into the diverging approaches to the baroque voice.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin's Bernstein Mass Is An Electric Journey Into Existential Angst

By Paul E. Robinson on May 11, 2018

Under the baton of Nézet-Séguin, Bernstein’s Mass is a remarkable amalgam of religious ritual and Broadway theatrics with a universal message.
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RECORD KEEPING | Cataloguing Seiji Ozawa's Active Musical Legacy

By Paul E. Robinson on August 15, 2017

Still active at 83 as a conductor, Seiji Ozawa's musical activities are being actively documented and reissued as he goes.
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