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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Schubert Lieder: Der Wanderer (Delphian)

By Norman Lebrecht on August 12, 2016

★★★★★ (out of five) — "Williams will bear many returns for relistening..." Norman Lebrecht reviews the Delphian release of Schubert Lieder: Der Wanderer with baritone Roderick Williams.
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RECORD KEEPING | Music For A Summer's Evening

By Paul E. Robinson on August 10, 2016

Three new Classical Gypsy Music releases to match the summer heat.
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SCRUTINY | A "Resurrection" For Small Orchestra? Believe It

By Arthur Kaptainis on August 8, 2016

Orchestre de la Francophonie make it clear that while less might not be more in Mahler’s Second Symphony, it can be enough.
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FIVE MINUTES | With A Very, Very Busy Monica Pearce

By Tyler Versluis on August 8, 2016

Both an arts administrator and a composer, Monica Pearce explains how she manages to find a balance.
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SCRUTINY | Santa Fe Opera's Vanessa Drab But Beautiful

By Joseph So on August 8, 2016

SFO's production of Vanessa beautiful, yet deliberately unsettling.
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SCRUTINY | Thoughtful, Mesmerising Mr Shi Breaks Down Fence Between Music Theatre And Opera

By John Terauds on August 6, 2016

Mr Shi and His Lover is worth experiencing, whether you normally sit on the musical theatre or opera side of the artistic fence. It makes a strong case for tearing down such fences altogether.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Bruno Walter: Chamber Music (Naxos)

By Norman Lebrecht on August 5, 2016

The musicians in these performances, led by violinist Ekaterina Frolova, make the best of material that maintains its promise without ever delivering full character.
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SCRUTINY | Letters From Santa Fe: La Fanciulla del West

By Joseph So on August 5, 2016

Santa Fe Opera's La Fanciulla del West makes a compelling case for more revivals of this Puccini gem.
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RECORD KEEPING | Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Yannick Nézet-Séguin)

By Paul E. Robinson on August 4, 2016

...an exciting, beautifully conceived and rendered Mahler One.
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SCRUTINY | Letters From Santa Fe: Don Giovanni

By Joseph So on August 3, 2016

An impressive Don Giovanni is as large scale and opulent as Santa Fe Opera gets.
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FIVE MINUTES | On Cutting The Musical Path With Gary Kulesha

By Tyler Versluis on August 2, 2016

Continuing with our interview series with Toronto-based composers, we catch up with Gary Kulesha, whose music is distinguished by astringency and internal coherency. Here's what he had to say...
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SCRUTINY | Stratford Festival's A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music

By Paul E. Robinson on August 1, 2016

Stratford Festival's A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music are American musical theatre at their best.
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