SCRUTINY | Bang On A Can All-Stars Bang On Canada
Bang on a Can All-Stars prove they are still up for anything.
SCRUTINY | Sir Andrew Davis And Toronto Symphony Have An Arresting Way With Beethoven
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.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | What's Wrong With Luxembourg Philharmonic's Shostakovich?
Great recordings are easy to review. Likewise bad ones. About 99.5 percent of all releases fall somewhere in between. This is one of them.
SCRUTINY | The 21C Festival Opens With The Hard Stuff. Handle With Care
Night one of the RCM’s 21C Festival kicks off with a fascinating program of works performed by the COC Orchestra.
INTERVIEW | An Inside Look At Key Changes To The 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Musical Toronto gets up to speed with Van Cliburn International Piano Competition CEO and president Jacques Marquis for an inside look at key changes to the 2017 edition.
RECORD KEEPING | NACO Release Reminds Us To Look No Further Than Our Backyard For Talent
This has been an important year of recognition for Canadian composers, thanks in part to projects like the NACO's "Life Reflected" featuring works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio.
SCRUTINY | AtG’s La bohème Revival Fresh And Endearing
By Joseph So on May 22, 2017
Against the Grain's La bohème (the show that started it all) is as fresh as ever, with a new cast and a new sense of hyper-local immediacy.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Kathleen Ferrier Was A Voice To Remember
"She simply soars." An upcoming release of English contralto Kathleen Ferrier includes six new tracks poised to keep this musical marvel alive.