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It's that time of year

It’s that time of year when the musical calendar kind of grinds almost to a halt in Toronto.  Looking ahead to June there’s not a whole lot on offer, at least in the opera/choral/artsong departments.   138 more words

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Mahler and Rachmaninoff: A Beginner's Guide

As our end of year Symphony Orchestra concert at Cadogan Hall is fast approaching, we thought we’d give you a bit of context about the pieces being performed: Rachmaninoff’s… 407 more words


The Mahler Symphonies Guided Tour: Das Lied von der Erde II – The Lonely Man in Autumn

This next song is the equivalent of a slow movement in a symphony. It’s quiet, meditative and an exercise in stillness. This is partly a result of the words. 428 more words

Classical Music

OSM review: Mahler never fails

Permit me to bore you with my Mahler theory before discussing the specific case of the Third Symphony as performed in the Maison symphonique by the OSM under Zubin Mehta. 435 more words


Review: Chandos Orchestra's "Resurrection" Symphony

The Birmingham Post isn’t always able to post online everything that I’ve written for its print edition, so – after a suitable time lag (you should really go out and buy the paper!) – I’ll be posting my recent reviews here. 279 more words

The Mahler Symphonies Guided Tour: Das Lied von der Erde I - The Drinking Song of the Earth's Sorrow

I’ve decided to refer to this work by its German name, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), because it will make it easier for other people to find online (plus the German name is the one used on the title of 99% of recordings). 930 more words

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