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CD Reviews: Nash Ensemble and Angela Hewitt offer two different takes on Robert Schumann

By John Terauds on May 15, 2012

The Mayor of Ottawa has declared this to be Angela Hewitt Week, in honour of a native daughter who has become one of the world’s most respected pianists.
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SCRUTINY | Remarkable Cello Extravaganza Closes WMCT 120th Anniversary Season

By Joseph So on May 4, 2018

The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto drew a successful close to their historic 120th anniversary season with cellos to the extreme!
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RECORD KEEPING | Alexei Ogrintchouk Provides A Convincing Argument For Late Era Richard Strauss

By Paul E. Robinson on May 30, 2018

This new recording with Alexei Ogrintchouk, principal oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, accompanied by colleagues from the RCO and conducted by Andris Nelsons. offers a detailed and intense performance of Richard Strauss later works.
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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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Concert review: Pianist Cédric Tiberghien shakes up the familiar in the most beguiling way possible

By John Terauds on July 30, 2013

Since we spend most of our time as listeners of classical music relating to interpretation rather than fresh creation, much of our experience over time becomes a dance with the familiar – in ways both good and bad.
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BANFF | Scaling New Heights For Classical Music: A Field Report From Banff Centre

By Jennifer Liu on September 1, 2017

Our field report of Banff Centre's cultural renaissance on the world stage. Part one: revamping their Summer Classical Music programs.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Barbara Hannigan's Vienna Fin De Siècle Is So Fearless It's Scary

By Norman Lebrecht on October 26, 2018

After the huge success of her first album for Alpha, Crazy Girl Crazy, Barbara Hannigan follows-up with an album of songs by composers from the Second Viennese School.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin's "Duets" Is Beautiful And Great, But... We're Not Surprised

By Paul E. Robinson on December 7, 2017

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain are getting into legend territory with new Album of Duets with Rolando Villazón and Ildar Abdrazakov.
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SCRUTINY | Loose Tea Music Theatre: It Sounds Like Opera But Looks Like a Play

By Michael Vincent on August 24, 2015

Loose Tea Music Theatre's "Dissociative Me" provides a hilarious romp through the land of Mephistopheles.
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Keyboard Thursday album review: Fine Bach on harpsichord from Hank Knox

By John Terauds on October 10, 2013

McGill University professor and busy harpsichordist Hank Knox has put together a very nice selection of concert pieces by J.S. Bach for the early-music.com label.
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