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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Why I’m Holding Back One Star For The Oslo Philharmonic

By Norman Lebrecht on November 27, 2020

The Oslo Phil play with passion and Petrenko conducts with fervour, tempered by restraint in this recording of Prokofiev and Miaskovsky symphonies.
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SCRUTINY | Factory Theatre’s Superb 'acts of faith' Delivers Live Theatre’s Energy

By Paula Citron on November 26, 2020

Imaginative writing and staging, and über-talented actor Natasha Mumba make 'acts of faith' a delightful livestream theatre experience.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Arvo Pärt’s Choral Devotions Occupy A Space All Their Own

By Norman Lebrecht on November 20, 2020

Alternately hypnotic and uplifting, this recent release spotlights Arvo Pärt's choral work.
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THE SCOOP |Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Names Winner Of Annual Choral Composition Competition

By Michael Vincent on November 18, 2020

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has named Toronto-based composer Alastair Boyd the winner of the 6th annual Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniil Trifonov’s Silver Age Is A Must Hear

By Norman Lebrecht on November 13, 2020

With a nonchalant denial of difficulty and wondrously 21st century approach, Daniil Trifonov's new release is a must hear.
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FEATURE | Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s 2020 Competition Gives Young Musicians More Opportunity

By Anya Wassenberg on November 11, 2020

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, home to one of Canada’s oldest music competitions, felt it was doubly important to continue the competition this year.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Look At Nadia Boulanger As Composer

By Norman Lebrecht on October 30, 2020

A new album pays tribute to influential teacher Nadia Boulanger, who counted Copland, Philip Glass and many other luminaries among her students.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Benjamin Britten For The Edge Of Your Seat

By Norman Lebrecht on October 23, 2020

Benjamin Britten’s often overlooked Sinfonia da Requiem gets a hypertense new recording by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Two New Classical Persuasions For Younger Folks

By Norman Lebrecht on October 16, 2020

New music from Eighth Blackbird and Navarra String Quartet offers classical persuasions for younger folks.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Malcolm Arnold: A Composer Who Was Everything The Suits Hated

By Norman Lebrecht on October 9, 2020

The most popular and prolific composer of his time, Malcolm Arnold was shunned by the British music establishment for being, mostly, too popular and prolific, and therefore a potent threat to the nonentities who were not.
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