Tag Archives: Franz Schubert

Liszt’s Winterreise

After experiencing the 24 man deconstructed Winterreise from Tongue in Cheek Productions, I’ve had all that Schubert rattling around in my head the past couple of days. Given that I had to return a couple of books anyway, to the … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Literature, Music and musicology, Personal ruminations, Popular music & culture | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

24 ways of looking at Winterreise      

Tonight’s event at Lula Lounge from Tongue in Cheek Productions was not your typical song cycle. Yes we did get the 24 songs in Schubert’s romantic Winterreise, or “winter journey”.  But instead of a single singer going along that cold … Continue reading

Posted in Music and musicology, Opera, Popular music & culture, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Winterreise at Lula Lounge

On Wednesday, September 5, Tongue In Cheek Productions enters Toronto’s already-vibrant classical music scene with what promises to be an unforgettable inaugural concert. Twenty-four basses and baritones will join forces at Lula Lounge for a performance of Winterreise, Schubert’s iconic … Continue reading

Posted in Personal ruminations, Press Releases and Announcements | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A conversation with psychic Anastasia (Stacey) Agouros

I begin a bit differently on this occasion. I will speak about metaphysics & my beliefs. While I grew up infatuated with science, Hamlet put it nicely when he said There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than … Continue reading

Posted in Personal ruminations, Psychology and perception, Questions, Questions, Spirituality & Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Questions for Brahm Goldhamer: playing Schubert

I know Brahm Goldhamer as a collaborative pianist of exceptional sensitivity. Of all the Toronto pianists I’ve heard in the concert-opera mode—where piano must stand in for all the instruments of the orchestra—his performance in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in … Continue reading

Posted in Music and musicology, Opera, Questions, Questions | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Maghan McPhee: Portrait

I missed seeing Carmen on Tap last summer, a version of Bizet’s masterpiece seen around the province (including Toronto) last summer. If I’d known that Maghan McPhee was in the show I would have made more of an effort to … Continue reading

Posted in Music and musicology, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Emerson String Quartet’s Modern Age

The Emerson String Quartet kicked off Toronto Summer Music with a concert tonight. I’m sure some people were there to hear Beethoven’s Op 95 quartet, many more to hear Schubert’s “Death & the Maiden” quartet, while comparatively few were there … Continue reading

Posted in Music and musicology, Opera, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment