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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Renée Fleming Is A Voice of Nature

By Norman Lebrecht on September 24, 2021

Renée Fleming sings out full and flamboyant in this set of nature-themed songs that came together during her daily walks in the COVID lockdown.
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SCRUTINY | Strong Performances Light Up Shaw Festival’s Stellar ‘Trouble In Mind’

By Paula Citron on September 20, 2021

There is a lot going on in the Shaw Festival production of Alice Childress' 'Trouble in Mind'.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Compelling 100 Years Of Piazzolla

By Norman Lebrecht on September 17, 2021

Astor Piazzolla's work elevates tango from the dance floor to the art museum.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Solem Quartet: Frontrunners For Best New Talent 2021

By Norman Lebrecht on September 10, 2021

A fresh idea from Solem Quartet, with little to fault in the playing and much to anticipate in this group’s emergence.
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SCRUTINY | ‘Is My Microphone On?’ Shines With Passion And Commitment

By Paula Citron on September 8, 2021

'Canadian Stage/Is My Microphone On? A play in the form of a protest song' is fueled by Gen-Z passion.
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SCRUTINY | Shaw Festival’s ‘Flush’ A Brilliant Character Study

By Paula Citron on September 4, 2021

Flush will become almost a human person before the end of the play, and you will accept his adventures as absolute reality.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Paderewski & Stojowski: Convincing Obscurities

By Norman Lebrecht on September 3, 2021

This pairing of violin-piano sonatas by the two Poles comes close, at times, to revelation.
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SCRUTINY | Shaw Festival’s ‘The Devil’s Disciple’ Is A Whole New Ballgame

By Paula Citron on August 28, 2021

There are actually two plays going on in the Shaw Festival’s production of The Devil’s Disciple by the titular playwright — an unbearably slow first act, and a lively second one.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nikolai Kapustin: Writing Against His Own Times

By Norman Lebrecht on August 27, 2021

Listening to Nikolai Kapustin in 2021 is an act of nostalgia, a gesture of defiance to the dictates of fashion.
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SCRUTINY | The National Ballet Returns To Harbourfront In Superb Form

By Paula Citron on August 26, 2021

The National Ballet of Canada returns to Toronto's Harbourfront stage with strong performances in a mixed program.
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