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THE SCOOP | Jon Kimura Parker Named Artistic Director of Honens Piano Competition

By Michael Vincent on March 27, 2017

Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition has announced the appointment of pianist Jon Kimura Parker as Artistic Director beginning January 2018.
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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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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Expect Yo-Yo Ma's Latest To Be A Big Hit At Dinner Parties

By Norman Lebrecht on March 24, 2017

It's hard to know whether to give this confection one star or five.
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SCRUTINY | Dmitry Masleev: How A Piano Recital Ought To Be

By Michael Vincent on March 23, 2017

Part curiosity, part affirmation, what does the decidedly best pianist in the world sound like? In a word: brilliant.
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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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SCRUTINY | U of T Opera’s Imeneo Offers Fine Musical Qualities And Unconventional Staging

By Joseph So on March 20, 2017

UofT Opera takes an unconventional staging approach to Handel's obscure Imeneo, but was it worth it?
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Jonas Kaufmann's Mahler Admirable, But Misguided

By Norman Lebrecht on March 17, 2017

This is one of those treasurable major-label releases, made with the best of intentions, in which everything turns out wrong.
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SCRUTINY | RCM'S La Cecchina Not Exactly A Cakewalk

By Joseph So on March 16, 2017

RCM Glenn Gould School Opera Program offers A bare-bones and functional La cecchina, but also a vehicle for some serious talent.
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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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SCRUTINY | Another Brick in the Wall Opera An Immersive Ride

By Jennifer Liu on March 12, 2017

Opéra de Montréal’s Another Brick in the Wall repacked as a classical rock opera works surprisingly well.
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