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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Holds Bruckner To The Highest Possible Standard With L’Orchestre Metropolitain

By Paul E. Robinson on December 5, 2016

ATMA Classique continues its cycle of the complete symphonies of Anton Bruckner with the release of Symphony No. 2 performed by the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
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CRITIC'S PICKS | Twelve Classical Music Shows You Should Absolutely See This Week

By Joseph So on December 5, 2016

Critic’s Picks for classical music events in Toronto for the week of Dec. 5 – 11.
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THE SCOOP | TSO Averts Major Deficit With Last Minute Turnaround

By Michael Vincent on December 3, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra have announced a bombshell 2015–16 annual report, which shows them going from red to black in just a few months.
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INTERVIEW | Stewart Goodyear Takes His Canadian Roots Very Seriously

By Michael Vincent on December 2, 2016

Pianist Stewart Goodyear chats about his upcoming concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Koerner Hall featuring the premiere of his new work, “Acabris! Acabras! Acabram!”.
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EDITORIAL | Oh No No? : The Problem With Christmas Music Programming (Part Two)

By Robin Roger on December 2, 2016

Christmas Music in a Multicultural World — how do non-Christian music lovers get through December? (Part Two)
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SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Orchestra’s Italian Tour Favours Intellectual Pleasures Over Musical Excitement

By John Terauds on December 2, 2016

Tafelmusik keeps the baroque bar high with violinist Rodolfo Richter, but A Grand Tour of Italy could use a bit more excitement.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniel Grimwood Blows The Cobwebs Off Henselt

By Norman Lebrecht on December 2, 2016

Daniel Grimwood shines a light on the music of Adolph von Henselt, one of the most admired Romantic composers and piano virtuosi of the 19th century.
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SCRUTINY | The Met's Manon Lescaut Sounds Like A Masterpiece

By Arthur Kaptainis on December 1, 2016

What a disappointment. I travel all the way to New York to see a widely condemned updating of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, complete with a jumble of sets pointlessly evoking Nazi-occupied France — and I kind of like it.
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EDITORIAL | Oh No No? : The Problem With Christmas Music Programming (Part One)

By Robin Roger on November 30, 2016

Christmas Music in a Multicultural World — how do non-Christian music lovers get through December? (Part One)
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SCRUTINY | Chicago Lyric Opera's "Les Troyens" Five Hours Of Epic Rage

By Lev Bratishenko on November 29, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago's timely company premiere of Les Troyens an immense accomplishment.
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