RECORD KEEPING | Haiou Zhang And His Next Level Mozart
Haiou Zhang offers a bracing, dynamic new perspective on two much-recorded Mozart piano concertos.
SCRUTINY | St Lawrence String Quartet Plays Musical Balance Of Reason And Emotion With A Dash Of Hot Sauce
Sometimes a recital is not just 90 minutes of music and a nice cup of spiked hot chocolate to end the evening.
SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Orchestra Delights With Fiery Crackle Of German Baroque Program
Tafelmusik and Peter Harvey get intimate in a unique program of German music written decades before J.S. Bach.
RECORD KEEPING | Heath Quartet Get Tchaikovsky Just Right With New CD Release
The Heath Quartet are quickly earning a reputation as one of Britain's finest string quartets. Their new Tchaikovsky release on the Harmonia Mundi label now confirms that reputation.
IN MEMORIAM | Stuart Hamilton, One Of The Great Champions Of Canada’s Opera Community, Dies At Age 87
Anyone hoping that the advent of a new year would give us a break from a string of notable deaths was disappointed as word quickly spread of the death of Canadian opera champion Stuart Hamilton at noon on January 1.
SCRUTINY | Unabashed Romanticism The Secret Ingredient In Powerful TSO Concert
The TSO make Tchaikovsky sound new again with guest-conductor John Storgårds and award-winning pianist Lukas Geniušas.
SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Orchestra’s Italian Tour Favours Intellectual Pleasures Over Musical Excitement
Tafelmusik keeps the baroque bar high with violinist Rodolfo Richter, but A Grand Tour of Italy could use a bit more excitement.
SCRUTINY | A Mixed Programme With Mixed Results Marks Patricia Krueger’s Toronto Symphony Farewell
Overly clever programming mars an otherwise graceful end of an era for the TSO's Patricia Krueger.
SCRUTINY | Elijah Has The Goods To Punch Us In The Gut And Soothe Our Souls
After 140 years, Mendelssohn's Elijah still packs a punch with Pax Christi Chorale’s innovative interpretation featuring soloists from Toronto's Bicycle Opera.