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RECORD KEEPING | Charles Richard-Hamelin Confirms His Growing Reputation For Chopin

By Paul E. Robinson on October 23, 2016

With this exciting performance, its well-judged transitions and resounding but perfectly-balanced climaxes, Richard-Hamelin confirms his growing reputation as a Chopin interpreter.
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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 | 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 | 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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RECORD KEEPING | The Emerson String Quartet Go All English For Anniversary Release

By Paul E. Robinson on May 16, 2017

The Emerson String Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new release featuring repertoire never before recorded by the quartet.
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RECORD KEEPING | The Montréal Guitare Trio Never Sounded So Good

By Paul E. Robinson on March 20, 2017

Apart from the limited success of the Manual de Falla transcriptions, and the rather short playing time of the CD, Danzas is yet another impressive addition to the Montréal Guitare Trio’s CD anthology.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Holds Bruckner To The Highest Possible Standard With L’Orchestre Metropolitain

By Paul E. Robinson on December 5, 2016

ATMA Classique continues its cycle of the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner with the release of Symphony No. 2 performed by the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
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RECORD KEEPING | Jan Lisiecki/Schumann

By Paul E. Robinson on February 6, 2016

For some listeners, Lisiecki’s approach will bring a welcome clarity to this music, but to my taste, his rendition tends toward the superficial, often missing the poetic soulfulness of the music.
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RECORD KEEPING | Louis Lortie And Hélène Mercier: Rachmaninoff/Poulenc

By Paul E. Robinson on January 23, 2016

Most of the music on these two new CDs by Louis Lortie And Hélène Mercier is repertoire that the average music-lover will rarely encounter in a lifetime of concert-going. And what a loss! This is glorious music for the most part, that has given me enormous pleasure over the years.
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RECORD KEEPING | Lisa Batiashvili And Daniel Barenboim A Deadly Combination In New DG Release

By Paul E. Robinson on January 3, 2017

Deutsche Grammophon releases near-definitive recordings of the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, with Lisa Batiashvili as soloist.
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