RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Holds Bruckner To The Highest Possible Standard With L’Orchestre Metropolitain
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.
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.
THE SCOOP | TSO Averts Major Deficit With Last Minute Turnaround
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.
INTERVIEW | Stewart Goodyear Takes His Canadian Roots Very Seriously
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!”.
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)
SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Orchestra’s Italian Tour Favours Intellectual Pleasures Over Musical Excitement
Tafelmusik keeps the baroque bar high with violinist Rodolfo Richter, but A Grand Tour of Italy could use a bit more excitement.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniel Grimwood Blows The Cobwebs Off Henselt
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.
SCRUTINY | The Met's Manon Lescaut Sounds Like A Masterpiece
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.
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)
SCRUTINY | Chicago Lyric Opera's "Les Troyens" Five Hours Of Epic Rage
Lyric Opera of Chicago's timely company premiere of Les Troyens an immense accomplishment.