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Concert review: Tafelmusik's tried-and-true Messiah lays on its well-rehearsed charm

By John Terauds on December 18, 2013

True to form, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir conductor Ivars Taurins teased rich colours and textures from the 25-member-strong-orchestra flanked at the back of the stage by the same number of singers. The sound balance was very good. The pacing natural, dynamic and fluid.
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CD review: Charmed by world-premiere recording of Passion cantatas by Bach colleague Christoph Graupner

By John Terauds on March 20, 2012

Johann Sebastian Bach was the city of Leipzig’s second choice to become music director at St. Thomas’s Church. Their first choice, Christoph Graupner, couldn’t get permission to leave from his patron.
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Album review: Jonathan Crow and Paul Stewart explore the world of Prokofiev’s Chamber Music

By Michael Vincent on March 5, 2014

 
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Emerson clears the air at Toronto Summer Music Festival opener

By Michael Vincent on July 24, 2014

 
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ludmila Berlinskaya: Pasternak And Scriabin (Melodiya)

By Norman Lebrecht on April 1, 2016

"If you have even the slightest interest in Russian civilisation, you will need to experience this music without delay."
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Keyboard Thursday album review and the burden of choice: Janina Fialkowska vs Inon Barnatan vs Franz Schubert

By John Terauds on September 26, 2013

This situation includes two worthy new albums of piano sonatas by Franz Schubert (1797-1828): One by Inon Barnatan on the Avie label featuring two of the composer’s last three — C minor (D958) and A Major (D959) — plus the sweet Op. 90 No. 3 Impromptu; and an ATMA Classique release by Janina Fialkowska of the No. 13 in A Major (D664) and No. 18 in G Major (D894).
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LINES OF ENQUIRY | To Hell and Back: Canadian Premiere of Piano-Four-Hands Arrangement of Liszt's Dante Symphony Timely, Poignant

By Curtis Perry on October 30, 2014

Suffice to say, it has been a long and tumultuous week in Ottawa. For some here in the nation's capital, it was recently capped off with a remarkably timely and well-executed rendition of Liszt's Lenore and the Dante Symphony.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Why Hollywood Blacklisted Composer Hanns Eisler Still Matters

By Norman Lebrecht on March 10, 2017

A new recording featuring works by McCarthy era target Hanns Eisler serves as a reminder of a voice that deserves reintroduction.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Life Before Henryk Górecki's Third Symphony

By Norman Lebrecht on December 7, 2018

New release of early string quartets by Henryk Mikolai Gorecki sounds "just right".
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Concert review: Gryphon Trio and Penderecki String Quartet celebrate Christos Hatzis at 60

By John Terauds on March 25, 2013

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music had organized a concert to mark the composition professor’s 60th birthday with two chamber ensembles who have championed his work.
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