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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Polish Violin Concertos (Naxos)

By Norman Lebrecht on July 15, 2016

★★ (out of five) Piotr Plawner and the Kammersymphonie Berlin offer safe but anonymous interpretations of rarely heard Polish Violin Concertos.
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Words of Wisdom: Craig Rutenberg Teaches a Masterclass At Toronto Summer Music

By Joseph So on July 15, 2016

Toronto Summer Music kicks-off with a masterclass by American pianist–vocal coach Craig Rutenberg.
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FIVE MINUTES | With Toronto Composers: An Introduction

By Tyler Versluis on July 14, 2016

Five Minutes is a new weekly series that seeks to pry into Toronto’s best composers' creative practice.
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THE SCOOP | Tenors Member Fired After Getting Political At MLB All-star Game

By Michael Vincent on July 13, 2016

The Tenors issue apology for changing lyrics of O Canada at MLB all-star game.
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SCRUTINY | Letters from Munich: La Juive

By Joseph So on July 11, 2016

Munich Opera offers a soul-searching "La Juive" with husband and wife team of Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kursak.
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RECORD KEEPING | Leonard Bernstein: Larger Than Life (DVD)

By Paul E. Robinson on July 11, 2016

Leonard Bernstein: Larger Than Life aims to capture the true Leonard Bernstein, but is only modestly successful.
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LISZTS | Top 10 Composers From Toronto To Follow On Soundcloud

By Joshua Denenberg on July 8, 2016

It's no secret Toronto is home to an incredible amount of music. But did you know Toronto has one of the highest concentrations of composers in Canada? Here are our picks for the top ten composers from Toronto that you should follow on SoundCloud.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Felix Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Books 5-8 (Bis)

By Norman Lebrecht on July 8, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) Ronald Brautigam perfectly captures that make-do intent of Felix Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words.
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THE SCOOP | Esprit Orchestra Announces 2016–17 Season With A Nod To R. Murray Schafer

By Michael Vincent on July 7, 2016

Toronto-based Esprit Orchestra has announced its 2016-17 season full of new and returning Canadian repertoire.
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SCRUTINY | Letters from Munich: La bohème

By Joseph So on July 5, 2016

Munich offers a bread and butter production of La bohème with soprano Sonya Yoncheva.
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THE SCOOP | Powering On: R. Murray Schafer Works Through A Major Health Challenge

By Arthur Kaptainis on July 5, 2016

Composer R. Murray Schafer writes string quartet inspired by his personal struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
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SCRUTINY | Letters from Munich: Lohengrin

By Joseph So on July 4, 2016

Bayerische Staatsoper's Lohengrin, an unalloyed delight.
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