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SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Revives Beethoven's 9th

By Michael Vincent on February 5, 2016

What would Beethoven have heard? Brandishing the equivalent of field cannons, pitch-forks and bull-whips, with gut strings, valveless horns and baroque contrabassoon, Tafelmusik proposed a possible answer with a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony last night.
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LISZTS | Top 5 Quotes From Opera Singers

By Michael Vincent on February 4, 2016

While singers are better known for what they have to sing, rather than what they have to say, we found some quotes we think are well worth reading.
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THE SCOOP | Tafelmusik and Art of Time Ensemble Nominated for Classical:NEXT 2016 Innovation Awards

By Michael Vincent on February 4, 2016

Berlin-based Classical:NEXT has nominated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and The Art of Time Ensemble for 2016 Innovation Awards, which recognize innovation in the classical music industry.
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THE SCOOP | TSO Reveal Upcoming 2016/17 Season

By Michael Vincent on February 3, 2016

TSO announce upcoming 2016/17 season which represents a renewed focus on diverse programming not only for the TSO's devout patrons, but for new ones as well.
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CAPTAIN SENSIBLE | Doubling – A Useful Skill Or Another Expensive Instrument To Buy?

By Michela Comparey on February 3, 2016

Doubling on a second instrument is undoubtedly cool and can make you a more versatile player, but how useful is it really?
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COFFEE BREAK | The Page Turner Death Stare

By Musical Toronto on February 2, 2016

We've said it before; there is no worst job than being a page turner. After watching this video of pianist Yuja Wang giving her page turner a hilarious death stare waiting for her to turn the page, you'll see why.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Wihan Quartet: Dvořák/Janáček (Nimbus Alliance)

By Norman Lebrecht on February 2, 2016

It must be something in the plum juice that produces, generation after generation, a cluster of distinctive string quartets from the country constituted as the Czech Republic. There is nothing like a Czech string quartet. It’s a generic school of ensemble playing that aligns all the right accents to a witty, virile expressiveness and an almost effortless panache.
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THE SCOOP | 2016 JUNO Award Nominees Announced (Classical Music Category)

By Michael Vincent on February 2, 2016

2016 Classical Music Juno Award Nominees Announced!
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COFFEE BREAK | Every Recording Of Satie's Gymnopedie One Played At Once

By Musical Toronto on February 1, 2016

A sound artist creates a fascinating piece by combing every known recording of Satie's Gymnopedie 1.
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WELCOME | Orchestra Toronto Has Joined the Growing Musical Toronto Community

By Musical Toronto on February 1, 2016

Orchestra Toronto joins Musical Toronto's Who's Who.
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PROFILE | COC Debut Artist Bass-Baritone Josef Wagner

By Joseph So on February 1, 2016

In a wide-ranging interview, the Austrian bass-baritone talks about his life and his career.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | Eight Musical Outings You Should Do This Week

By Joseph So on February 1, 2016

Musical Toronto’s weekly Critic’s Picks are a fully curated list of some of the best concerts happening now through the end of the week.
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