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Review: Tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake deliver textbook Lieder concert

By John Terauds on March 4, 2012

The 47-year old English tenor gave a memorable recital at Koerner Hall on Sunday afternoon that was pretty much the epitome of the Very Serious Artist presenting a Very Serious Programme to a small but very appreciative and attentive audience.
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Glenn Gould @ 80: Dislodging the secret of his Goldberg Variations from under all the hype

By John Terauds on September 14, 2012

There is such a fuss coming up over the next two weeks as people latch on to the Big International Brand that is Glenn Gould. In Toronto there will be concerts, lectures and all sorts of weirdness at Convocation Hall.
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New York's Bang on a Can collective anchors this year's Toronto New Music Marathon festivities

By John Terauds on August 30, 2012

Contact Contemporary Music, organizer of the annual New Music Marathon, is taking advantage of the New Yorkers’ visit by programming a companion concert on Sunday night at the Music Gallery.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony Orchestra Canadian Program Fails To Stir True Patriot Love

By John Terauds on October 22, 2017

TSO's poorly attended all-Canadian program speaks volumes about the low profile of Canadian composers in their own country.
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WHO'S WHO | Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Announces 2018/2019 Season

By Member on March 8, 2018

Simon Fryer, Artistic Director of Music In the Afternoon concerts, presented by the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, today announced the lineup for the 2018/2019 season.
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Contact festival finale: Patent Pending leaves us in satisfying shadows of doubt

By John Terauds on May 31, 2013

If you’re reading this early enough, there are two showing remaining tonight — at 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
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Toronto classical concert and opera picks for October 7 to 13, 2013

By John Terauds on October 7, 2013

La Bohème (with its rotating casts) repeats on Wednesday and Saturday. Peter Grimes returns Tuesday and Friday [Update: Ben Heppner returned to the role on Oct. 8, is said to have done very well, and everyone expects him to finish the run]. (COC details here.)
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CD Review: Toronto pianist Boris Zarankin surprises and delights with recording of two Schubert Sonatas

By John Terauds on January 31, 2012

It’s appropriate that Toronto pianist Boris Zarankin should launch a new recording of two landmark sonatas by Franz Schubert on the composer’s birthday.
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Looking back at 2013: Special Goldberg Variations top best classical and opera albums

By John Terauds on December 21, 2013

I’ve listened to something like 300 albums in 2013. I tend to review only the ones I find particular merit in, unless they are from such big names that I can’t ignore them. The ones that don’t tickle my aesthetic g-spot get immediately tossed into the discard pile, so it’s pointless to put together a Worst-of-2013 list.
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SCRUTINY | Music Prevails In National Youth Concert

By Arthur Kaptainis on July 26, 2017

A kaleidoscopic concert commemorating Canada's 150 years, as offered by two national youth ensembles at Toronto Summer Music.
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