DESKTOP
TABLET (max. 1024px)
MOBILE (max. 640px)
Return to Top

SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis And Toronto Symphony Have An Arresting Way With Beethoven

By John Terauds on May 27, 2017

The concert program at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday may have been a bit of a mishmash, but conductor laureate Sir Andrew Davis showed he can use any score as his guide to gracefully sculpt the sound of the TSO.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

SCRUTINY | Belly Laughs And Drama Charm Together In Toronto Consort’s Helen Of Troy

By John Terauds on May 13, 2017

The Toronto Consort and an excellent cast of guests introduced us to a peculiar operatic take on Helen on Friday night, in the first of three concert performances of Helen of Troy.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

RECORD KEEPING | Pianist Stewart Goodyear Channels The Spirit Of Ravel In New Solo Album

By John Terauds on April 21, 2017

In his first recording for the London, England-based label Orchid Classics, Goodyear lays out the substantive core of Ravel’s output for solo piano.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

SCRUTINY | TSO And Conductor Andrey Boreyko Engage In Struggle Of Style Versus Substances

By John Terauds on April 13, 2017

With a mixed program of Liszt, Brahms, and Hatzis, the TSO's latest program had some unintentional side-effects.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

SCRUTINY | Toronto Symphony Orchestra Aces Mahler High-wire Act In Symphony No. 10

By John Terauds on April 7, 2017

Thomas Dausgaard, a regular visitor with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since the turn of the millennium, never disappoints.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

RECORD KEEPING | New Toronto Choir Opus 8 Impresses In Multifaceted Debut Album

By John Terauds on March 30, 2017

Toronto's Opus 8 choir breaks through with a debut album featuring a patchwork quilt of eras, moods, and styles.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Delivers Musical Thrills With Baroque Diva Karina Gauvin

By John Terauds on March 24, 2017

Tafelmusik Orchestra’s “Baroque Diva” concert program at Koerner Hall a many layered thrill.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

SCRUTINY | The Man Who Married Himself An Emotionally Distant Take On Narcissism And Gender Identity

By John Terauds on March 11, 2017

The Man Who Married Himself speaks to our times, from narcissistic male leadership to the fluidity of gender identity.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

SCRUTINY | Second TSO New Creations Concert Proves Art Music Is Alive And Thriving

By John Terauds on March 9, 2017

Second TSO's New Creations Festival concert keeps momentum high with an eclectic program featuring Owen Pallett, Nico Muhly, and Aaron Jay Kernis, and Harry Stafylakis.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article

SCRUTINY | Czech Prazak Quartet Performs Rarely Heard Bruckner Work At Jane Mallett Theatre

By John Terauds on March 3, 2017

Prazak Quartet sharpens their bows with two gems by Bruckner and Dvorak, but intonation issues curb an otherwise riveting performance of Haydn's Quartet in B-flat Major.
Read the full story Comments
Share this article