RECORD KEEPING | R. Murray Schafer: Apocalypsis (Analekta)
"Schafer has created a sound world that is convincingly primitive from beginning to end." Analekta releases R. Murray Schafer's Apocalypsis, a massive extravaganza comprised of two parts.
SCRUTINY | French Mezzo Clémentine Margaine A Stunning COC Carmen
By Joseph So on April 22, 2016
"You can’t take your eyes off her." Joseph So reviews the alternate cast of the COC's Carmen with mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine.
IN MEMORIAM | Violinist Pays Tribute to Prince: (1958-2016)
Violinist Charles Yang pays tribute to Prince, "The Mozart of the 80's".
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Deutsche Grammophon: The Mono Era, 1948-57 (51 CD Box Set))
In the age before Herbert von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon offers a massive box of rarities fascinating in its rigour and frugality.
THE SCOOP | Afiara Quartet Calls Time-Out
The Afiara Quartet announced that they have decided that the time is right for a new direction.
LISZTS | Top 6 Books About Classical Music
Our picks for the top 6 non-fiction books about classical music.
COFFEE BREAK | Pianist Creates Music Out Of Squeaky Piano Pedal (video)
Pianist Fernando Martín-Peñasco Osorio has been struggling with an unnerving squeaky damper pedal. But in a stroke of ingenuity, he figures out how to control the squeak to make music out of it.
CRITIC'S PICKS | Seven Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week
By Joseph So on April 18, 2016
Musical Toronto | Critic’s Picks for the Week of April 18 to 24.
FEATURE REVIEW | Letters from Berlin: Der Rosenkavalier (Deutsche Oper)
By Joseph So on April 17, 2016
Third and final installment of the report from Deutsche Oper Richard Strauss-Woche.
RECORD KEEPING | Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon (Live in Montreal, 2015)
Who knew that two leading 20th-century French composers had collaborated on an opera? Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon (Live in Montreal with l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal)