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RECORD KEEPING | Simon Rattle's French Venture into London Symphony Orchestra Territory

By Paul E. Robinson on August 29, 2017

The conductor gives a taste of his upcoming tenure at the LSO, blending accessibility with imaginative programming and execution.
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RECORD KEEPING | The Unpredictable Rufus Wainwright

By Paul E. Robinson on June 18, 2016

Multi-talented? No doubt about it. In over his head? Sometimes. Nonetheless, one of the most creative and unpredictable composer-performers in our midst today.
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RECORD KEEPING | Pianist Stewart Goodyear Channels The Spirit Of Ravel In New Solo Album

By John Terauds on April 21, 2017

In his first recording for the London, England-based label Orchid Classics, Goodyear lays out the substantive core of Ravel’s output for solo piano.
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RECORD KEEPING | Montreal Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns/Moussa/Saariaho

By Paul E. Robinson on February 20, 2016

A review of the inaugural concert of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at Maison symphonique de Montréal, which features the great organists Oliver Latry and Jean-Willy Kunz alongside the MSO and Kent Nagano.
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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 | Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow

By Paul E. Robinson on July 28, 2016

"It is clear that the symphonies of Shostakovich have found their near-ideal interpreters." Andris Nelsons / Boston Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow.
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RECORD KEEPING | Daniel Barenboim Releases First Recording On His Controversial Piano

By Paul E. Robinson on January 29, 2017

Daniel Barenboim's new Maene-Barenboim piano has received a lot of media hype in the piano world. But is justified?
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RECORD KEEPING | Martha Argerich And Ruggiero Ricci's Historic 1961 Leningrad Performance Is Still Jaw-Dropping

By Paul E. Robinson on March 7, 2018

A second release in the Legendary Treasures Leningrad concerts performed by two outstanding musicians – Ruggiero Ricci and Martha Argerich. These recordings are available for the first time.
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RECORD KEEPING | Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (Rolando Villazon/Yannick Nézet-Séguin)

By Paul E. Robinson on August 29, 2016

Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s fresh and energetic Le Nozze di Figaro offers plenty of musical pleasure.
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RECORD KEEPING | Lulu and Girl Crazy Belong To Barbara Hannigan

By Paul E. Robinson on December 30, 2017

Hannigan navigates her way through this contrapuntal labyrinth with total mastery and her musicians play superbly.
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