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LEBRECHT LISTENS | John Cage: Marvellous And More Than A Little Bit Mad

By Norman Lebrecht on August 5, 2022

Taken from a late-night festival performance, the admirable Alexei Lyubimov plays John Cage's 'Four Walls' with immersive devotion.
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SCRUTINY | High Spirits And Bold Sounds From The National Youth Orchestra Of Canada

By Arthur Kaptainis on August 4, 2022

The bravos in most cases were richly deserved as the National Youth Orchestra of Canada brought their tour to Koerner Hall after a two-year hiatus.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Summer Music: A Popular Success

By Arthur Kaptainis on July 31, 2022

The biggest hit on Friday, according to the applause-o-metre, was Mendelssohn’s Octet.
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SCRUTINY | TSM Festival Orchestra And Karina Gauvin Offer A Mahler Gem And More

By Joseph So on July 29, 2022

The 2022 Toronto Summer Music Festival bade farewell to its mainstage venue Koerner Hall last evening with a remarkable performance of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Matangi’s ‘Outcast’ Is Much More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

By Norman Lebrecht on July 29, 2022

This album of works by Schnittke, Silvestrov and Shostakovich is modern history in motion.
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SCRUTINY | Superb Acting, Ambitious Script In Coal Mine’s ‘Detroit’

By Paula Citron on July 29, 2022

Prolific American playwright Lisa D’Amour sees the macro image of Detroit as a metaphor for the death of the American Dream, among other things.
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SCRUTINY | Mixed Results For TSM Mixed Program

By Arthur Kaptainis on July 28, 2022

On Wednesday evening, Toronto Summer Music offered what amounted to three concerts in one in Walter Hall.
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SCRUTINY | ‘The Great Shadow’ Entertains With Local Showbiz Saga

By Paula Citron on July 22, 2022

Snappy dialogue and very funny one-liners entertain in a story about a failed fledgling movie studio in Trenton, Ontario.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A New Recording Reveals Kurt Weill’s Seldom Heard Orchestral Brilliance

By Norman Lebrecht on July 22, 2022

Weill was a brilliant, calculating composer whose music never outlasts its welcome or overheats.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Isabella Leonarda: A Fresh Voice From The 17th Century

By Norman Lebrecht on July 15, 2022

Seventeenth century composer Isabella Leonarda demands attention from every serious music lover.
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