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SCRUTINY | Van Zweden Comes On Strong In New York Philharmonic Appearance

By Arthur Kaptainis on November 18, 2016

First, the Berlin Philharmonic, and now the New York Philharmonic, Arthur Kaptainis (our man about town) gets no peace from blockbuster orchestras.
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RECORD KEEPING | Remembering Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 “Kaddish”/Sibelius Symphonies

By Paul E. Robinson on March 19, 2016

Paul E Robinson looks at the legacy of Leonard Bernstein with new review of a DVD and CD of music by Sibelius and others, including Bernstein's former protégé Marin Alsop.
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SCRUTINY | Letters From Munich: Die Frau ohne Schatten

By Joseph So on July 12, 2017

Munich Opera revisits a production with convoluted themes at this year's Bayerische Festspiele. Joseph So recounts the effect direct from Munich.
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Album review: Eloquent interpretations of three cello sonatas by George Onslow

By John Terauds on March 15, 2013

German cellist Maria Kliegel and pianist Nina Tichman recorded these three companion works — all were published as Op. 16 in 1821 — with a combination of strength and grace that seems to be what is necessary to give this essentially poised, Classically-shaped, aristocratic music interest.
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Daily album review 29: A fine interlude in Michael Schade's Toronto season with Viennese Arabella

By John Terauds on December 15, 2012

Thanks to the Canadian Opera Company and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, we’re seeing and hearing a lot more of Oakville-based tenor Michael Schade this season.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Treat Yourself To Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

By Norman Lebrecht on August 17, 2018

The two trios, dating from the turn of the century when Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari was in his twenties, will give you an instant summer smile.
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Concert review: Tafelmusik's Mozart Requiem an edge-of-the-seat experience at Koerner Hall

By John Terauds on February 21, 2013

That’s what happened on Thursday night when conductor Ivars Taurins led Tafelmusik Orchestra and Chamber Choir, as well as four great soloists, in the first of four performances of that masterpiece at Koerner Hall.
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RECORD KEEPING | Seong-Jin Cho: Chopin/International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

By Paul E. Robinson on January 9, 2016

Deutsche grammophon releases debut solo album from Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition.
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SCRUTINY | Louis Riel Holds Its Own

By Arthur Kaptainis on April 24, 2017

While some observers have looked warily on this 50-year-old collaboration of two white guys, the perspective is favourable to the cause of human rights and critical of the establishment.
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Album review: English Renaissance masters all aglow again thanks to New York Polyphony

By John Terauds on September 17, 2013

After basking in the glories of their latest album, Times go by Turns, it’s clear that New York Polyphony has cemented a place as the a cappella classical vocal quartet of the moment.
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