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Concert review: A night of fine Russian chemistry from Toronto Symphony and Kirill Gerstein

By John Terauds on May 15, 2013

The Roy Thomson Hall audience was warmly appreciative of Gerstein’s easy virtuosity and lyrical playing. He made this old warhorse sound fresh and full of life.
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SCRUTINY | Haus Musik Is A Fresh Spin On Baroque

By Michael Vincent on May 11, 2016

★★★ (out of four) As far as presenting new models of what a concert is, the 17th-century Haus Musik format is a welcome tonic to today’s rarefied and revered concert hall template.
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RECORD KEEPING | In The Thick of Viennese Romanticism

By Paul E. Robinson on July 11, 2017

A heritage of Viennese splendour, captured by Bychkov and the Vienna Philharmonic.
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RECORD KEEPING | Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (Rolando Villazon/Yannick Nézet-Séguin)

By Paul E. Robinson on August 29, 2016

Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s fresh and energetic Le Nozze di Figaro offers plenty of musical pleasure.
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SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis, TSO And Choirs Make A Feast Of Walton

By Arthur Kaptainis on June 4, 2017

"Brass were hearty, strings full of fire." Sir Andrew Davis makes a superior performance out of William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast at Roy Thomson Hall.
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INTERVIEW | Zoltán Fejérvári: A Winning Image of Hungarian Classical Music

By Jennifer Liu on May 18, 2017

2017 MIMC first prize winner pianist Zoltán Fejérvári makes a case for Hungary.
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SCRUTINY | Sousatzka Lacks Focus But Combines Fine Performances With Ponderous Plot

By Joseph So on March 29, 2017

Sousatzka has the ingredients for success but needs some judicious pruning and tinkering.
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DVD Review: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Takes Munich

By Paul E. Robinson on October 14, 2014

How many orchestras does a man need? Yannick Nézet-Séguin is music director of three of them at last count and has close connections as a guest conductor with several others. No wonder he recently cancelled several weeks of concerts to grab some rest. But then it is a whole new experience for a Canadian conductor to be in such demand. It has never happened before and 39-year Yannick Nézet-Séguin can be forgiven for finding it difficult to say no...
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Cameron Carpenter: All You Need Is Bach (Sony)

By Norman Lebrecht on June 10, 2016

The flamboyant American organist Cameron Carpenter, more used to playing in a singlet than a surplice, either makes you feel young and with-it or old and totally out of it.
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Concert review: Gerald Finley is a paragon of vocal perfection in Toronto Summer Music recital

By John Terauds on July 18, 2012

The programme presented a neat blend of 19th century German-language Lieder (by Carl Loewe, Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg), English ballad (courtesy of Arthur Sullivan and Cyrill Scott) and 20th century arrangements of English folk songs by Benjamin Britten — with an encore foray into the American songbook, courtesy of Cole Porter.
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