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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik’s Visions and Voyages is Laudable, But Short Of Clarity And Purpose

By John Terauds on February 23, 2017

Tafelmusik's Visions and Voyages an omen that Canada is still fundamentally unsure about which stories it wants to tell about itself.
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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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