Monday, June 27, 2022

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...

Richard Bennett: Pianism and Music

I first heard of Richard Bennett when I received a link to his then “new” album, New York Swara. On it he re-imagined the...
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...
Bengt Berger: The Wide World of Beches Indian Brew

Bengt Berger: The Wide World of Beches Indian Brew

Don Cherry was, arguably, the first musician to use the term “world-music” to describe the music he was playing in the 1960’s. By that...
The Uncommon Artistry of Solomiya Ivakhiv

The Uncommon Artistry of Solomiya Ivakhiv

In an ideal world we would have no cause to refer to Solomiya Ivakhiv as a “Ukrainian” violinist and pedagogue, which she is. But...
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...

Introducing The Boston Cello Quartet

Boston Cello Quartet: Artistic Profile The first of its kind in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Cello Quartet was founded in...

Tcha Limberger: Gypsy In The Footsteps Of Béla Bartók

The hair of the bow gently caresses the string, catching an "A" high on the upper register. Then, in a series of sweeping glissandos,...
Simon Thacker presents Pashyanti on Guitar

Simon Thacker presents Pashyanti on Guitar

A preview of Simon Thacker’s World Premiere of Pashyanti on Guitar features special guest dancer Aishwarya Raut. I cannot think of a guitarist of...
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. Exile is...
Festival Nuits D'Afrique 2017 - 31st edition

With Love From Africa: 31st Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, 2017

“Aimez-moi comme un beau rêve, votre vie la nuit, mon espoir le jour, comme une pièce d’argent sur terre ne m’en sépare, et pour le grand voyage fidèle compagne; comme la...
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Putumayo Presents: A World in Music

Putumayo World Music is a New York-based label that has few peers anywhere in the world of music. It single-handedly introduces listeners to music...
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...

Snarky Puppy: Family Dinner Volume Two

This is an exceptional realisation of the roots of what Snarky Puppy is all about. Forget the connotations of the name. Forget the fact...
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...

Laura Pausini World Tour 2016

Touched Down In Brampton - Powerade Centre - July 26, 2016 Simili - Similares Through a series of connections made in far away places I came...
Music in the Barns: Down the Rabbit Hole and out for a Triumphant Return in Toronto, in 2022

Music in the Barns: Down the Rabbit Hole and out for a Triumphant Return...

The story of Music in the Barns is like a story worthy of the pen of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known as Lewis Carroll....
Mario Adnet Paulo Jobim: Jobim Orchestra & Guests

Mario Adnet & Paulo Jobim Present Jobim at 90 With: Jobim – Orchestra &...

There can be no doubt that Antonio Carlos Jobim is one of the most important cultural figures in Brasil, an icon even among other...
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...

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...

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