Monthly Archives: June 2013

Launching Three Davids

Tonight a happy crowd packed Hugh’s Room for the launch of The Three Davids, a CD featuring music by three guys named David: the Davids Frishberg / Shire and Warrack. Onstage we listened to instrumentalists Charlie Gray, Alex Dean, David … Continue reading

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Stephen Bell: Concert Sunday June 9th

“Press releases and announcements” are presented verbatim without comment. Please join Canadian/ Estonian tenor Stephen Bell fellow Canadian/Estonian pianist Charles Kipper for an afternoon of Estonian and English artsong on Sunday June 9th at 3pm at Estonia House 958 Broadview … Continue reading

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Waiting for Mr Goodyear : Beethoven Guru

It’s June 7th 2013, a year after a very busy weekend.   Last year I somehow managed to fit a Saturday divided between Glass’s hours of Einstein on the Beach and the first part of Stewart Goodyear’s Beethoven Marathon, into a … Continue reading

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Bruckner 6 Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain

I’ve been listening to Bruckner’s 6th Symphony, a recent ATMA Classique release by the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Not so long ago YN-M was a youngster seeking to make a name for himself, a relative unknown.  And Now? … Continue reading

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Styles change so regularly it’s as though there were a regular pattern being enacted.  It’s been said that shifts in fashion, artistic movements are as regular as tides, possibly even like the swing of a pendulum.  If it’s human nature … Continue reading

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Figaro’s Honeymoon

It’s summertime, a season when young men’s minds turn to mush, in the presence of humidity and hotness of various kinds.  Of course men have no monopoly on this, but I was just mis-quoting Tennyson.  I’m thinking of this as … Continue reading

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