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RECORD KEEPING | Haiou Zhang And His Next Level Mozart

By John Terauds on February 14, 2017

Haiou Zhang offers a bracing, dynamic new perspective on two much-recorded Mozart piano concertos.
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SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik’s Bach Tapestry A Remarkable Musical Tribute

By John Terauds on February 10, 2017

Tafelmusik weaves together an imaginative cross-section of Bach’s creations for an evening of musical tapestries at Jeanne Lamon Hall.
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SCRUTINY | St Lawrence String Quartet Plays Musical Balance Of Reason And Emotion With A Dash Of Hot Sauce

By John Terauds on January 27, 2017

Sometimes a recital is not just 90 minutes of music and a nice cup of spiked hot chocolate to end the evening.
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SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Orchestra Delights With Fiery Crackle Of German Baroque Program

By John Terauds on January 20, 2017

Tafelmusik and Peter Harvey get intimate in a unique program of German music written decades before J.S. Bach.
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RECORD KEEPING | Heath Quartet Get Tchaikovsky Just Right With New CD Release

By John Terauds on January 17, 2017

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.
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IN MEMORIAM | Stuart Hamilton, One Of The Great Champions Of Canada’s Opera Community, Dies At Age 87

By John Terauds on January 1, 2017

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.
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SCRUTINY | Unabashed Romanticism The Secret Ingredient In Powerful TSO Concert

By John Terauds on December 8, 2016

The TSO make Tchaikovsky sound new again with guest-conductor John Storgårds and award-winning pianist Lukas Geniušas.
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SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Orchestra’s Italian Tour Favours Intellectual Pleasures Over Musical Excitement

By John Terauds on December 2, 2016

Tafelmusik keeps the baroque bar high with violinist Rodolfo Richter, but A Grand Tour of Italy could use a bit more excitement.
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SCRUTINY | A Mixed Programme With Mixed Results Marks Patricia Krueger’s Toronto Symphony Farewell

By John Terauds on November 18, 2016

Overly clever programming mars an otherwise graceful end of an era for the TSO's Patricia Krueger.
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SCRUTINY | Elijah Has The Goods To Punch Us In The Gut And Soothe Our Souls

By John Terauds on November 5, 2016

After 140 years, Mendelssohn's Elijah still packs a punch with Pax Christi Chorale’s innovative interpretation featuring soloists from Toronto's Bicycle Opera.
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