Thursday, October 22, 2020
Walter Kaufmann: The Transcendent Exile

Walter Kaufmann: The Transcendent Exile

The nature of exile is rooted in both mythology and history and is often expressed as a fate worse than death....
Eliane Rodrigues photographed by Karine Gondim

Eliane Rodrigues: Audacity and Utter Beauty Forever in ÆTERNUM

All music – indeed all art itself – is a conceit in which the artist perpetrates one or another act of beautiful or decorous...
Hee-Young Lim: Playing her way into a magical place

Hee-Young Lim: Playing her way into a magical place

For someone who plays the cello with such maturity and profound beauty, it’s odd to think that Hee-Young Lim might have once chosen not...

Aditya Prakash Ensemble: Diaspora Kid

If you are new not just to the kind of Carnatic (South Indian) music on the Aditya Prakash Ensemble’s Diaspora Kid, but to Indian...
The Spirit and Vocalastics of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

The Spirit and Vocalastics of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

The unvarnished beauty that ensues when art and science meet and then go hand in hand is sometimes expressed via the magisterium...
Michael Colgrass: Side by Side

Michael Colgrass: Side by Side

Michael Colgrass - Side by Side: 1: Letter from Mozart; 2:Side by Side; 3: Schubert Birds Boston Modern Orchestra...
The Loneliness of the Indigenous Musician

The Loneliness of the Indigenous Musician

The Canadian calendar – just like those in the US and Europe and like the Holy Roman Empire – is full of holidays celebrating...
Simon Thacker

Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti: Trikala

With this epic double disc, Trikala Simon Thacker has elevated his musicianship into a rarefied realm. He is alone among guitarists who have been...
The Exhilaration of Terry Riley

The Exhilaration of Terry Riley

The nine hundred and fourth at Toronto’s Koerner Hall happened on the eve of one of the coldest (and snowiest) days in Canada. But...
Damien Sneed and the Toronto Mass Choir: “We Shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King

Damien Sneed and the Toronto Mass Choir: “We Shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr....

"We have come a long, long way but we still have a long, long way to go." (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) For two hours...
Lenka Lichtenberg: Masaryk

Lenka Lichtenberg: Masaryk

The tumultuous and traumatic history of both the Jewish Diaspora and the history of the Czech Republic have always come together in the profoundly...
Dagar Dynasty: The Mysticism of Dagar “Vani” Dhrupad

Dagar Dynasty: The Mysticism of Dagar “Vani” Dhrupad

Through the millennia prophets, mystics, poets, painters and musicians have heard a voice in the silence of the heart, which is, of course the...

Daniel Santiago: Two Adventure Music Releases

Daniel Santiago has the rare distinction of being popular with audiences and critics and he comes from a long and deep tradition of Brasilian...
The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach: A Masterpiece Revisited

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach: A Masterpiece Revisited

The second edition of André Pirro’s 1907 classic, L’Esthétique de Jean-Sébastien Bach – The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach – translated by Joe Armstrong...
Benjamin Zander: Light of the Ninth

Benjamin Zander: Light of The Ninth

"Don't only practice your art, But force your way into its secrets For it and knowledge can raise men to The Divine." Ludwig van Beethoven The Journey of the...
Tangi Ropars: Moskitto’s Here to Stay

Tangi Ropars: Moskitto’s Here to Stay

Tangi Ropars is one of three Moskittos who you won’t be able to make go away, much less swat. He comes from hardy stock...
David Buchbinder - Odessa-Havana Project

The Toronto Sound: David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana

April 7, 2018 - Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory - Toronto When you have Maestro Hilario Durán involved in a project you can be assured...
KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra

The Toronto Sound: KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra

April 7, 2018 - Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory - Toronto What do you think of when you think of a musical Toronto sound? For...
Marcelo Woloski

Marcelo Woloski: Mundo Por Conocer

In a world where many drummers and percussionists – indeed many musicians – are scrambling to catch up with the complex of rhythmic intonations,...
Eve A. Ma: When Afro-Peruvian Rhythms Beckon

Eve A Ma: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms Beckon

If you are an ethnomusicologist on a quest to study a particular style of music you deep-dive. But every deep-dive demands that you must...

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