SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik’s Visions and Voyages is Laudable, But Short Of Clarity And Purpose
Tafelmusik's Visions and Voyages an omen that Canada is still fundamentally unsure about which stories it wants to tell about itself.
RECORD KEEPING | Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Aaron Copland
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.
SCRUTINY | TSO's Movie Night With Ratatouille Something Meaningful
By Brian Chang on February 19, 2017
TSO's live score to Ratatouille hits the mark for a well-timed family day weekend.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Now We Know Why This Bartók Was Forgotten
The Berlin-based Notos Quartett's debut recording wins kudos for uncovering an ‘unusual’ set of Bartók works, but ultimately it fails to deliver.
SCRUTINY | The Young And The Restless Reign Over The TSO
Canadian piano sensation Jan Lisiecki and guest conductor Jakub Hrůšadraw draw poetry from Schumann’s ardent Piano Concerto at Roy Thomson Hall.
RECORD KEEPING | Haiou Zhang And His Next Level Mozart
Haiou Zhang offers a bracing, dynamic new perspective on two much-recorded Mozart piano concertos.
RECORD KEEPING | Renée Fleming's Distant Light Needs Another Look
Renée Fleming completes her transition from the opera stage to the recording studio with a CD that shows her very much at her best.
SCRUTINY | A Supreme Emperor Concerto At The TSO
By Robin Roger on February 10, 2017
Legendary American pianist Garrick Ohlsson and guest conductor Jiri Belohlavek brings Beethoven's Emperor Concerto to life with the TSO.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Chronicles Of Vitezslava Kapralova
A new recording by pianist Giorgio Koukl puts the spotlight on the legendary life of Czech composer Vitezslava Kapralova.