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Video: Cecilia String Quartet makes Dvorák début recording at Koerner Hall

By John Terauds on February 9, 2012

The Cecilia String Quartet, Quartet Fellows at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould Professional School, expects Analekta to release its all-Dvorák début album next month:
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Album review: Attacca Quartet members prove themselves as John Adams' fellow travelers

By John Terauds on June 11, 2013

Young New Yorkers the Attacca Quartet have found the ideal vehicle for channeling some of that city’s unbridled energy in a new album of works by John Adams, released by Azica records.
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Critic’s picks: Toronto concerts for March 4 to March 10

By John Terauds on March 4, 2013

TUESDAY
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Concert review: Takács Quartet and Mark-André Hamelin wrap power in beauty at Koerner Hall

By John Terauds on November 10, 2012

The Takács — violinists Edward Dusinberre and Károly Schranz, violist Geraldine Walther and cellist András Frejér — demonstrated all of the many reasons why it is one of the foremost chamber ensembles on the planet in a programme that paired a work from the 19th century canon with two great works of the mid-20th century.
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Toronto classical concert picks for January 27 to February 2, 2014

By John Terauds on January 27, 2014

27 Monday

  • Pianist Roberto Turrin shows and tells at Walter Hall, 12:10 p.m. Free.
In his fantastic concert lecture on humour in music, Alfred Brendel insists that humour and music parted ways at the start of the 19th century. Italian pianist Pasolo Pessina, an ardent champion of new music who teaches at Concordia University in Montreal, begs to differ and promises to tell us why. His lecture is on humour in 20th century music, part of the ongoing, annual festival of new music organised by the faculty of Music. (Not many) details here.
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Concert review: New violinist Mark Fewer helps St Lawrence String Quartet chemistry bubble along

By John Terauds on January 9, 2014

Founding violinist Geoff Nutall and violist Lesley Robertson, with Fewer and cellist Chris Costanza vividly demonstrated in a meaty programme that the St Lawrence continues to be about intensely committed performances that are more than fine balance, heaps of technique and great communication.
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Tonight: A real slice of 18th century salon life with the Eybler Quartet and R.H. Thomson

By John Terauds on May 10, 2013

That fateful evening, with four of Europe’s great composers sitting together in one room, was captured by actor, singer and future London theatre impresario Michael Kelly in his memoirs.
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The secret to Kickstarter success is not only in the project, but in the network and timing

By John Terauds on September 12, 2012

UPDATE: As of the afternoon of Sept. 14, the Annex Quartet had nearly doubled their Kickstarter pledges to $3,087 coming in from 46 people. An update that morning added that the foursome already has in hand seven of the 12 arrangments they need to make the album.
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Summer music festivals: Highlights for the week of July 23

By John Terauds on July 23, 2012

So far this year, artistic director Douglas McNabney has shown impeccable judgment in his choice of performers for the seventh Toronto Summer Music Festival.
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The power of four in music on view at Toronto International Film Festival

By John Terauds on September 7, 2012

OPERA: Quartet
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