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Concert review: Lang Lang drags Toronto Symphony Mozart into the here and now

By John Terauds on September 21, 2013

The music heard by the near-capacity crowd was first-rate, with Lang’s contributions being particularly fine. But the evening raised a question that didn’t get quite as satisfactory an answer.
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THE SCOOP | Jon Kimura Parker Named Artistic Director of Honens Piano Competition

By Michael Vincent on March 27, 2017

Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition has announced the appointment of pianist Jon Kimura Parker as Artistic Director beginning January 2018.
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RECORD KEEPING | Dvořák: Stabat mater, Op. 58 - Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

By Paul E. Robinson on March 28, 2016

Dvořák: Stabat mater, Op. 58 - Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra: "Beautiful and profound music-making that well deserves repeated hearings."
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SCRUTINY | Canadian Opera 151: Where Do We Go From Here? Vengeance?

By Matthew Timmermans on January 24, 2018

University of Toronto New Music Festival asks “where do we go from here?” The answer may surprise you.
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CD REVIEWS | Bruckner: Original and Revised

By Paul E. Robinson on June 7, 2015

Paul E. Robinson compares two Bruckner CD's with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
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Album reviews: The operatic passions of Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and William Christie

By John Terauds on October 23, 2012

The history of opera is an ongoing pendulum swing that began with the dramatic simplicity of the text at the start of the 17th century in Italy, and gradually became more vocally and instrumentally embellished, then was confronted with a back-to-basics movement in the mid-18th century.
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CONCERT REVIEW | The Elmer Iseler Singers Highlight Peter Anthony Togni's Warrior Songs

By Colin Eatock on March 7, 2015

On Friday evening in Walter Hall, the spotlight was on Peter Togni. The Elmer Iseler Singers, under Lydia Adams, presented an entire program of music by the Halifax-based composer and broadcaster...
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Daily album review 5: Montreal Victorian part-songs are works only a singer can love

By John Terauds on November 20, 2012

Sung unaccompanied, these songs tell their stories over multiple verses, each set with a certain amount of musical variation. The emphasis is on clearly expressing the text, underlining its emotional shifts in the music and, in most instances, using the voices as orchestral instruments.
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Keyboard Thursday album review: Pianist Wolf Harden continues to impress in Busoni survey

By John Terauds on March 14, 2013

The music of great pianist-composer Ferrucio Busoni (1866-1924) continues to elude the mainstream, even with passionately eloquent advocates like Marc-André Hamelin and German-born Wolf Harden, who has just released his eighth volume of solo piano music by the once renowned Italian for the Naxos label.
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Classical Christmas album roundup from Toronto, Victoria, Montreal and beyond

By John Terauds on December 8, 2012

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