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SCRUTINY | Music Prevails In National Youth Concert

By Arthur Kaptainis on July 26, 2017

A kaleidoscopic concert commemorating Canada's 150 years, as offered by two national youth ensembles at Toronto Summer Music.
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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Takes On Mendelssohn

By Paul E. Robinson on July 25, 2017

Nézet-Séguin brings his usual energy and attentiveness to this project; nevertheless there may be more than one missing element.
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SCRUTINY | Rolston String Quartet Delivers Exquisite Justification Of Banff Win

By John Terauds on July 25, 2017

The Rolston String Quartet bring cohesion and luminosity to a programme of evergreen and modern works at Toronto Summer Music.
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SCRUTINY | Mason Bates Opera Does The Job In Santa Fe

By Arthur Kaptainis on July 24, 2017

Cutting-edge tech in opera? Steve Jobs would have been proud, as Apple lends its star power to the Santa Fe contemporary opera scene.
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SCRUTINY | Toronto Summer Music Bravely And Boldly Puts Canadian Works Alongside Classical Canon

By John Terauds on July 22, 2017

Get your hockey game on! Toronto Summer Music pitted the Classicists against the Canadians last night in a friendly match.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Walton In His Finest Hour

By Norman Lebrecht on July 21, 2017

A fine selection of Walton's major orchestral works, in a standout reading by Anthony Marwood and the BBC Scottish Symphony.
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SCRUTINY | A Long-Awaited Canadian Recital Debut By Soile Isokoski

By Joseph So on July 19, 2017

In Finnish, English, German, and Portuguese, soprano Soile Isokoski took the Toronto Summer Music audience on a world tour with pianist Martin Katz.
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SCRUTINY | Letters From Munich: Don Giovanni

By Joseph So on July 18, 2017

Fresh voices and youthful energy make Gärtnerplatztheater’s Don Giovanni a winner. A look into Munich's second opera company.
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SCRUTINY | Violinist James Ehnes Wows In Solo Recital

By John Terauds on July 18, 2017

James Ehnes mounts a one-man show, rendered in "high-definition" for the Toronto Summer Music Festival audience.
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SCRUTINY | Letters From Munich: Die Zauberflöte @39 And Still Magical

By Joseph So on July 16, 2017

Munich Opera presented a solid, authentic performance; however, circumstances posed problems to realising this endeavor for the 21st century.
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