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The Human Passions

Tafelmusik’s opening concert of the season, The Human Passions, was structured around the idea that baroque composers use the soloist in a piece; instrumentalist or vocalist, to explore an emotion and that, in the baroque world, from this point of view, the human voice is just another instrument to be explored/exploited.   459 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

This week

I think it’s about time I started doing a weekly preview of upcoming Toronto events.  I’m going to try and make this in a regular slot, probably Sunday, so this is a bit late.   194 more words

Toronto Opera News And Views

Opera Atelier reverts to style

Opera Atelier’s spring production; Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydyce, opened last night under most unspringlike conditions.  Much had been made in the run up to the opening of the use of Berlioz’ 1859 performing edition, representing Tafelmusik’s deepest push into the 19th century and I think many of us were wondering how far this somewhat different sensibility would be reflected in the staging.   657 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

On The Vine – January 2015

Welcome to Musica Viva’s 70th birthday!

Three years ago the outstanding Canadian chamber orchestra, Tafelmusik, performed The Galileo Project around Australia for Musica Viva. It was not widely known then that, just before arriving here, the orchestra had premiered its brand new multimedia project, … 254 more words

Musica Viva Australia

Tafelmusik: Beethoven Mass in C and Symphony No. 5

The eclectic and superb Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra put on a joyous performance of Beethoven last night at Koerner Hall. Led by guest conductor, the renowned Kent Nagano, the orchestra electrified the audience with passion and energy that, as one lady commented while we were exiting the building, “put us all closer to God.” 236 more words


An Interview with Tafelmusik

Philippe’s home was a cultivated place. The west wing of the Palais Royale held his art collection, the best in Europe of its kind. The east wing held the theatre of the Paris Opera.   925 more words

Musica Viva Australia

A review of the Sing-Along Messiah by Seve, age 5

“I wanted to sit in the back row because it’s higher up.  I REALLY wanted to sit in the back row.

I wanted to go see the top level, too.   305 more words