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RECORD KEEPING | Glyndebourne Makes A Case For Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict On Blu-ray

By Paul E. Robinson on November 4, 2017

It is the music that makes a Béatrice et Bénédict revival worthwhile and in this Glyndebourne production.
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RECORD KEEPING | Rachmaninov's Edgar Allen Poe Inspired Bells Is Deliciously Dark

By Paul E. Robinson on May 3, 2018

To the average concertgoer, Rachmaninov is probably best known for writing lush, romantic melodies and music of great passion; that said, he was also a man with an appreciation for the darker side of life.
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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 | 85 Hours Of Rafael Kubelík Should Keep You Busy For A Good Long While

By Paul E. Robinson on July 4, 2018

At last, Deutsche Grammophon has done the right thing and released a box-set of complete recordings dedicated to Rafael Kubelik, one of the greatest Czech conductors of all time.
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RECORD KEEPING | Some Of The Finest Beethoven We Have Ever Heard

By Paul E. Robinson on October 18, 2017

Now, at the age of 46, Kissin is again recording for DG, and this new all-Beethoven release confirms his stature as an artist of the first rank.
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RECORD KEEPING | Christian Thielemann Bruckner Symphony No. 6

By Paul E. Robinson on April 18, 2017

While Thielemann’s results may not be to everyone’s taste, he gets what he wants and what he wants is uncommonly good.
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RECORD KEEPING | Orford String Quartet/Stanley McCartney: Brahms And Mozart

By Paul E. Robinson on September 12, 2016

A long overdue tribute to one of the great Canadian musicians of the past half-century.
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RECORD KEEPING | Remember When? A Look Back At Emil Gilels With A New Archival Release

By Paul E. Robinson on September 26, 2016

It's rough around the edges, but this new Emil Gilels release by Deutsche Grammophon stirs memories well worth revisiting.
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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 | Mariinsky Orchestra Phones In Rachmaninov Ahead Of Toronto Show

By Paul E. Robinson on November 8, 2017

Although I have heard Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra give stunning performances over the years, too often they seem to be on automatic pilot. Let’s hope they can summon up some energy and inspiration for Friday’s Roy Thomson Hall performance.
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