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RECORD KEEPING | Karl Böhm: Late Recordings (DG)

By Paul E. Robinson on August 22, 2016

An important new set of recordings reminds us that Karl Böhm's recorded legacy is an invaluable documentation of the art of a passionate and masterful conductor.
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RECORD KEEPING | One Orchestra, Two Very Different Conductors

By Paul E. Robinson on January 29, 2018

Two resurrected favourites emerge this week, with Guido Cantelli and Herbert von Karajan both heading the Philharmonia Orchestra.
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RECORD KEEPING | Haiou Zhang And His Next Level Mozart

By John Terauds on February 14, 2017

Haiou Zhang offers a bracing, dynamic new perspective on two much-recorded Mozart piano concertos.
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RECORD KEEPING | NAC Orchestra Encounters Bad Program Notes But Good Music

By Paul E. Robinson on March 1, 2018

"This kind of bafflegab was of no use to me before I heard the piece and after listening to it, I still haven’t the faintest idea what she is talking about."
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RECORD KEEPING | Lawrence Wiliford's Pitch-Perfect 'O Gladsome Light' Shines The Way

By Paul E. Robinson on February 20, 2018

One could hardly imagine a better performance than the one on this album, with Canadian tenor Lawrence Wiliford offering pitch-perfect intonation and beautiful tone.
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RECORD KEEPING | TSO's Triumphant Vaughan Williams Album Is First-Class Music Making

By Paul E. Robinson on July 30, 2018

This notable release, not least of all because it is Peter Oundjian’s last recording as music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, is a real triumph.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin's "Duets" Is Beautiful And Great, But... We're Not Surprised

By Paul E. Robinson on December 7, 2017

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain are getting into legend territory with new Album of Duets with Rolando Villazón and Ildar Abdrazakov.
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RECORD KEEPING | Boston Symphony Hits The Shostakovich Bullseye (Again)

By Paul E. Robinson on August 15, 2018

Just when you thought you've heard the best, the Boston Symphony may have just set a new standard for Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4.
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RECORD KEEPING | A Tale Of Two Composer Prodigies

By Paul E. Robinson on September 12, 2017

This CD is a tale of two cities' young composer prodigies: George Gershwin to our south, and Quebec's André Mathieu.
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RECORD KEEPING | Valerie Milot Provides Fresh Perspective With Orbis

By Paul E. Robinson on July 18, 2016

Valerie Milot's Orbis explores the idea of the loop in a CD full of fresh harp repertoire.
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