Montréalais composer Claude Vivier (1948–1983) lived a hard and fast life. Before he was found murdered in his hotel room in Paris at the age of 35, he had spent a career rejecting many traditional ideas of life, music and opera, which culminated in writing his only opera Kopernikus. Subtitled “a ritual opera for the dead”, […]Find out more »
Beethoven’s “Eroica” broke every rule in the book of composing a symphony, from doubling its length to deepening its substance. Kerem Hasan makes his TSO début with this most invigorating of compositions, which is paired with the shimmering Impressionist textures and poetic meditations of Polish master Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Christian Tetzlaff brings to […]Find out more »
Two fiery artists, Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang, perform works by Chopin and Franck in a recital to be recorded live in Koerner Hall by Warner Classics. Chinese pianist Yuja Wang returns for her fifth Koerner Hall appearance. “She seems to have everything: speed, flexibility, pianistic thunder and interpretive nuance.” (The New York Times) “Quite […]Find out more »
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