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Annex Quartet reaches Kickstarter fundraising goal for new album

By John Terauds on September 20, 2012

Thanks to a last-minute push, the Annex Quartet was able to raise $8,077 from 69 pledges, which ranged from “$1 or more” to “$500 or more.” The final $2,000 worth of pledges came in during the last 11 hours.
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Take a moment to smell the polyphonic roses with English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis

By John Terauds on August 11, 2013

Tallis’s music has had a small bump in notoriety over the past couple of years as that motet, Spem in alium, is also part of the soundtrack to amorous adventures in Fifty Shades of Grey.
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THE SCOOP | COC Responds To Accusations Of Vendetta Against National Post Music Critic

By Michael Vincent on May 17, 2016

Canadian Opera Company respond to accusations that they sought to silence longtime Canadian classical music critic Arthur Kaptainis.
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ASK THE PROFESSOR | Musical Toronto Launches Worlds First Classical Music Advice Column

By Ludwig Van on January 11, 2016

"Ask The Professor" will appear on Musical Toronto once a month and will be a fun and intriguing look into the inner world of classical music by those who both listen to it and make it.
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Tafelmusik unveils renovations and acoustic improvements to Trinity-St Paul's Centre

By John Terauds on January 28, 2013

The period-instrument orchestra has been based at the multipurpose building — erected in 1889 as a Methodist church — since 1981.
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THE SCOOP | Martha Argerich Storms Small Town Nova Scotia

By Robin Roger on April 4, 2017

Pianists descend on Lunenburg Nova Scotia for a once in a lifetime chance to play for the "Queen of Classical Music," Martha Argerich.
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THE SCOOP | Photo of Bloody Piano Goes Viral

By Michael Vincent on June 17, 2015

Photo of Japesene pianist bleeding on a keyboard goes viral.
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Don't get too excited over the new Beethoven piano sonata being premiered Sunday

By John Terauds on October 19, 2012

Dutch musicologist Cees Nieuwenhuizen has reconstructed this “Fantasy Sonata” from the approximately 600 sketches and fragments of all sorts of possible pieces (including a 10th symphony) left behind by Beethoven. These particular sketches predate the 32 published sonatas, and are from the Kafka Sketchbook, a collection of his early manuscripts from youth in Bonn and first years in Vienna. (The collection was purchased by the British Museum in 1875).
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THE SCOOP | Federally Funded Arts Study Mistakes Positive Gains For Negative News

By Jennifer Liu on April 29, 2018

An independent investigation by Ludwig Van has revealed major errors in a federally funded study looking into the salaries of arts administration staff, resulting in a total reversal of the findings.
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Royal Conservatory of Music announces significant career-development residencies for promising young musicians

By John Terauds on October 3, 2013

The Rebanks Family and W. Garfield Weston Foundation have provided a $1 million endowment for the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Residency Program. The first seven fellowships were granted this fall through the Glenn Gould Professional School following a process of nomination and audition, says Glenn Gould School associate dean Barry Shiffman.
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