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RECORD KEEPING | Christian Thielemann Bruckner Symphony No. 6

By Paul E. Robinson on April 18, 2017

While Thielemann’s results may not be to everyone’s taste, he gets what he wants and what he wants is uncommonly good.
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RECORD KEEPING | Menahem Pressler Still Superb At 94

By Paul E. Robinson on April 11, 2017

Pacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler delivers on Brahms and Schumann but could use a bit more adventure for it to truly come alive.
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RECORD KEEPING | For Jan Lisiecki Fans, New Chopin Release Is Another Winner

By Paul E. Robinson on April 5, 2017

Jan Lisiecki abandons former glories with Chopin's solo repertoire for a technically dazzling release that highlights Chopin's orchestral works.
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RECORD KEEPING | Harry Freedman: Genuine Canadiana

By Paul E. Robinson on March 28, 2017

While this is genuine Canadiana, this new release of five orchestral works by the late Harry Freedman has a much wider appeal, not only because of its beauty, but also because of its power.
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RECORD KEEPING | The Montréal Guitare Trio Never Sounded So Good

By Paul E. Robinson on March 20, 2017

Apart from the limited success of the Manual de Falla transcriptions, and the rather short playing time of the CD, Danzas is yet another impressive addition to the Montréal Guitare Trio’s CD anthology.
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RECORD KEEPING | It's All In The Oboes

By Paul E. Robinson on March 15, 2017

Albrecht Mayer offers a well-chosen selection of compositions near flawlessly executed by one of the foremost oboists of our time.
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RECORD KEEPING | Disbanded Cypress String Quartet Goes Out With Brahms

By Paul E. Robinson on March 7, 2017

The Cypress String Quartet wraps a 20-year career with a modern, but cold approach to Brahms' String Sextets featuring violist Barry Shiffman and cellist Zuill Bailey.
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INTERVIEW | Talking Conductors and Composers With Hannu Lintu

By Paul E. Robinson on March 2, 2017

Paul Robinson chats with Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu about music, his training and his forthcoming appearance with the TSO.
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RECORD KEEPING | Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Aaron Copland

By Paul E. Robinson on February 21, 2017

New release of Copland’s classic scores, paired with an almost completely unknown saucy ballet score "Hear Ye! Hear Ye!" provides insight into the mind of an American master.
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RECORD KEEPING | Renée Fleming's Distant Light Needs Another Look

By Paul E. Robinson on February 12, 2017

Renée Fleming completes her transition from the opera stage to the recording studio with a CD that shows her very much at her best.
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