LEBRECHT LISTENS | Lang Lang: New York Rhapsody (Sony Classical)
How New York is this album? About one star’s worth, says Norman Lebrecht.
SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Starts Quietly But Finishes Big With Handel's Water Music
By Joseph So on September 23, 2016
Backed by guest director Elisa Citterio, Tafelmusik opens the 2016/17 season with Handel's Water Music.
SCRUTINY | Renée Fleming Soars, Roy Thomson Hall Flops
Kudos to the TSO for nabbing superstar soprano Renée Fleming for the 2016/17 season opener, but Roy Thomson Hall's acoustics nearly ruined the whole thing.
RECORD KEEPING | Did Mariss Jansons Make The Right Choice? Munich And Amsterdam Go Head-To-Head
Did Mariss Jansons make the right decision in opting for Munich over Amsterdam? On the evidence of these two new recordings, there is no clear-cut answer.
CRITIC'S PICKS | Seven Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on September 19, 2016
Critic’s Picks for classical music and opera events in Toronto for the Week of September 19 to 25.
SCRUTINY | Feldman Festival Day Two Examines Composer's Enduring Influence
Day two of Thin Edge’s Feldman Festival closes with a 2-2 split of Feldman and non-Feldman.
THE SCOOP | Has Against The Grain Theatre's Time Finally Come?
AtG has long been Toronto's little secret, and this just might be the push that they need to let the cat out of the bag.
SCRUTINY | Thin Edge Makes The Finite Infinite At Feldman Festival
There was only one piece of music on the first night of Thin Edge’s Feldman Festival. There didn’t need to be any others.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Prokofiev: Violin Concertos (Bis)
★★★★ (out of five) "Gluzman plays dangerously close to the edge of possibility," says Norman Lebrecht.
THE SCOOP | Barry Shiffman Appointed Artistic Director Of Rockport Music
Rockport Music has announced musician, educator and administrator Barry Shiffman as the new Artistic Director Designate, effective September 2017.
FEATURE | Back To School For Elite Musicians
By Robin Roger on September 13, 2016
“You’re young and fearless, but you need to be aware that physical and mental stress is part of what we do," says James Anagnoson, Dean of the Glenn Gould School.