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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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SCRUTINY | Sherlock Holmes And The Raven’s Curse Isn't Rocket Science But It’s Lots Of Fun

By Paula Citron on August 25, 2021

If you want an entertaining evening out, Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse fits the bill.
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SCRUTINY | R+J Is An Enchanting Remix On The Shakespearean Classic

By Paula Citron on August 24, 2021

Once again, Ravi Jain and his Why Not Theatre show why they are among the most adventurous and inventive companies in the country.
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SCRUTINY | Tomson Highway’s ‘The Rez Sisters’ Misses More Often Than It Hits In Stratford Production

By Paula Citron on August 23, 2021

Tomson Highway’s revered 1986 play 'The Rez Sisters' is the perfect vehicle for the Stratford Festival to produce in this age of cultural sensibility.
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SCRUTINY | Stratford Festival‘s 'I Am William' Delivers Charm And Substance

By Paula Citron on August 20, 2021

In acclaimed Québécoise playwright Rébecca Déraspe's 'I Am William', it is the Bard’s sister Margaret who is the real writer, with brother Will acting as the front.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Erno von Dohnányi: Music That Fusses More Than It Fizzes

By Norman Lebrecht on August 20, 2021

Dohnanyi's music fusses more than it fizzes, brilliantly played by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Robert Paternostro.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Alice Sara Ott's Chopin Is A Dazzling Experiment That Almost Works

By Norman Lebrecht on August 13, 2021

Alice Sara Ott gives the preludes of Frederic Chopin a contemporary twist by interleaving them with some of her favourite modern composers.
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