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A selection of M&V 'Canada' articles

CD Spotlight. Scintillating Performances - Asian music for string quartet impresses Howard Smith. '... an exemplary, highly recommendable release.'

Ensemble. High Fives - Mike Wheeler listens to Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and to the NAC Wind Quintet

An Integral Part - Lindsey Wallis looks forward to the Canadian Music Centre's tribute concert to composer Roberta Stephen

CD Spotlight. Interpretive Fabric - Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano, reviewed by Andrew Schartmann. '... a tapestry of infinite colors ...'

CD Spotlight. Stylistic Outsiders - An exquisite performance of Elgar's Violin Sonata, heard by Andrew Schartmann. '... no amount of writing can do justice to the last three tracks on this disc.'

Profile. The Motive behind the Motive - Andrew Schartmann in conversation with Canadian composer Alan Belkin

So Much, For So Many - R Murray Schafer's 'My Life on Earth and Elsewhere', read by A P Virag

CD Spotlight. Light Colour - Orchestral music by José Elizondo and David Tanner, heard by Patric Standford. '... music for enjoyment ...'

Fromage Dangereux - French-Canadian pianist Louise Bessette, heard by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Uniquely Memorable - The Kronos Quartet at the BBC Proms, heard by Malcolm Miller

CD Spotlight. Fascinating and Rewarding - Music by Alcides Lanza fascinates Patric Standford. '... superbly produced retrospective ...'

CD Spotlight. A Major Inspiration - Recent Canadian music for string quartet, heard by Patric Standford. '... exciting drive to a stimulating ending.'

CD Spotlight. Notable Intensity - Schubert chamber music, heard by Howard Smith. '... expressive breadth and glorious refinement.'

CD Spotlight. Much to Enjoy - Choral music by Stephen Chatman, heard by Patric Standford. '... extremely well performed ...'

DVD Spotlight. Admirable Intentions - Gillian Rogell teaches chamber music, observed by Howard Smith. 'It's all fairly basic stuff ...'

Ensemble. Immense Promise - Malcolm Miller reports on the recent Israeli and Bloch music competitions

Fun to Read - 'Dwynwen's Feast' by I H Smythe, read by Kelly Ferjutz

Palpable Sincerity - Robin Daniels pays tribute to the Scottish tenor Kenneth McKellar (1927-2010)

Ensemble. An Individual Spirituality - Contemporary music from London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire, heard by Malcolm Miller

Think Again - A late review of Anvil (and some musings on classical music equivalents), by Gordon Rumson

CD Spotlight. Do we get it? - Contemporary Canadian music for marimba, heard by Paul Sarcich. 'Meunier proves equal to all the demands ...'

CD Spotlight. Deeply Satisfying - Elena Kuschnerova plays J S Bach, selected by Howard Smith. '... decisive and fresh as a dewfall.'

DVD Spotlight. Ho hum! - Vidor Nagy plays Bach and Paganini, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... moments of splendour.'

Ensemble. True Ear Candy - Wagner's 'Lohengrin' at L A Opera, enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. An Epic Opera - Rossini's 'William Tell', from Rome to the BBC Proms, by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Beautifully Phrased - Los Angeles Opera's 'The Marriage of Figaro', welcomed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Hugely Satisfying - As New Zealand arts funding strikes a sour note, Howard Smith listens to the Vector Wellington Orchestra

CD Spotlight. An Interesting Experience - Music by Alice Ping Yee Ho, heard by Patric Standford. '... musically and technically impressive ...'

CD Spotlight. Beautifully Managed - Music for flute and guitar, heard by Howard Smith. '... reflective and purposeful ...'

CD Spotlight. Category Defying - Ensemble Polaris, recommended by Ron Bierman. 'Stockholm meets Nashville ...'

Serious Fun - Lynn Norris looks back at the life of composer, conductor and pianist Aubrey Bowman

Ensemble. Seldom Performed - 'Lulu' lands at La Scala, by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ninety Stars are Born - Giuseppe Pennisi tours Austria with a young Italian symphony orchestra

Ensemble. A Bombshell - Carmen at the movies, by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. High Energy Performance - A 'Salute to Vienna' concert, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen

Ensemble. Compelling Vocal Drama - Lawrence Budmen listens to Measha Brueggergosman and the New World Symphony

CD Spotlight. Robust and Spirited - James Tibbles plays J S Bach, heard by Howard Smith. '... worthy of widespread international recognition.'

Imaginative Heights - Gordon Rumson looks forward to the Calgary Art Song Competition

CD Spotlight. Highly Challenging - Music for unaccompanied violin, heard by Howard Smith. '... searching performance ...'

CD Spotlight. Mozart across Niagara - Peter Hatch's 'Wiki Mozart' delights Jennifer Paull. '... an intoxicating cocktail.'

Bizarre Perception - Alistair Hinton discusses a recent article on English music by David Hamilton

Ensemble. Suite Brolga - Music of David Salisbury at the 2009 Australian Festival of Chamber Music, reported by Malcolm Tattersall

CD Spotlight. Expressive Beauty - Chamber music by Marjan Mozetich, enjoyed by Howard Smith. '... "Hymn of Ascension" stood out for its power and cogency.'

CD Spotlight. Creative Fire - Larry Sitsky's 'The Way of the Seeker', heard by Gordon Rumson. '... an outstanding artistic achievement ...'

An Unexpected Treasure - Jeanette Hanscome talks to author Helen Martens about her new book 'Felix Mendelssohn: Out of the Depths of His Heart'

Ensemble. Luxurious Textures - Sacred music from the Phoenix Chorale, heard by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. A Musical Gem - Donizetti's 'L'elisir d'amore', enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Record Box. A Theoretician's Knowledge - Andrew Violette's Sonata for unaccompanied violin, reviewed by Howard Smith

Record Box. Playful Scope - Marc-André Hamelin's Chopin delights Robert Anderson

CD Spotlight. Protean Methuselah - Music by Henry Brant, investigated by Malcolm Tattersall. 'Most of us like to put composers in pigeon-holes but Brant is too big for that.'

CD Spotlight. Refreshingly Innovative - Music by John Beckwith, reviewed by Natalie Artemas-Polak. '... an important voice in Canadian music ...'

Ensemble. Off the Wall - Contemporary opera at the Buxton Festival, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Murdering Classical Music - A Speculative History of the Present, by Gordon Rumson

Ensemble. Telling Power - Malcolm Miller attends the final concert in a series devoted to music by banned composers

Record Box. A Welcome Insight - Orchestral music by Charles Camilleri, reviewed by Patric Standford

Ensemble. Dangers Transcended - A concert by Trio Albonata, enjoyed by Gordon Rumson

Fishy Ripples? - Red Herrings Spawn in Rough Blogoon Waters, by Jennifer Paull

Ensemble. Beethoven and Blue Skies - The 2007 Australian Festival of Chamber Music begins, and Malcolm Tattersall is there

Ensemble. Back to the Future - Cantors in concert at JMI Central, reviewed by Malcolm Miller

Why Canton? - On the creation of an international Wagner symposium, by Kelly Ferjutz

CD Spotlight. Intense Seriousness - A recital by Canadian pianist Robert Silverman, recommended by Gordon Rumson

CD Spotlight. Vocal Artistry - Vivica Genaux sings Handel and Hasse [listen], enjoyed by Maria Nockin. '... a wonderful trip back in time ...'

Ensemble. Incisive Musicianship - 'The Marriage of Figaro' in Arizona, enjoyed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Compelling Readings - Bartók's String Quartets in Ottawa, enjoyed by Bert Bailey

CD Spotlight. Achingly Beautiful - Leila Josefowicz plays Shostakovich, recommended by Howard Smith. '... her tightrope assurance is breathtaking.'

CD Spotlight. A Curious Recital - Paul Calistus-Ashley plays Poulenc, Schubert and Dett, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... verve and sensitivity.'

Ensemble. Shimmering Harmonies - San Diego Opera's 'Carmen' delighted Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Debussy to savour - Malcolm Miller admires Valerie Tryon in recital

Ensemble. Operatic delights - Canadian Opera Company's Altamira Summer Arts Concerts, reviewed by Malcolm Miller

Ensemble. Great music making - Cheers for a riveting Canadian dance company at Jacob's Pillow and more music from Tanglewood, reported by Lawrence Budmen

DVD Spotlight. A Parisian disco? - Rameau's 'Les Indes galantes', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... Les Arts Florissants would triumph in any location.'

Ensemble. Commanding performances - Valerie Tryon at the Chopin Society on VE Day Anniversary, appreciated by Malcolm Miller

CD Spotlight. A great starting point - Land's End Chamber Ensemble's first CD, reviewed by Malcolm Tattersall. '... first-rate performances and excellent production.'

In the wings - Tess Crebbin investigates hot new talent in the singing world

Record box. Expanding repertoire - A Daniel Rubinoff saxophone recital, reviewed by Patric Standford

Ensemble. Time to mature - Pianist Stewart Goodyear plays an uneven program, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen

A contrapuntal review - Gordon Rumson reads Kevin Bazzana's book about the life and art of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, and also makes a surprise contribution of his own

Profile. Ben Heppner - A candid conversation with the Canadian tenor, by Tess Crebbin and Sissy von Kotzebue

Ensemble. Emotional sound - Tess Crebbin and Sissy von Kotzebue review a Ben Heppner recital in Munich

CD Spotlight. Unusual combination - 'Dance of the Blessed Spirits' for saxophone and organ, reviewed by Robert Hugill. '... a lovely technique ...'

Ensemble. An eclectic program - Lawrence Budmen is impressed by Canadian/Armenian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian

Profile. Vladislav Kovalsky - Master musician and representative of the St Petersburg tradition, by Gordon Rumson

CD Spotlight. A superb craftsman - Music by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, investigated by John Bell Young. '... spirited, inventive and charming ...'

Profile. Surging up again? - Gordon Rumson investigates the sacred choral music of Caleb Simper, (no longer) sung throughout the civilized world

In the presence of greatness - David Thompson is impressed by Angela Hewitt's playing of Bach, Couperin and Ravel at London's South Bank International Piano Series

Ensemble. On the lake - Toronto's summer musical fare, including music by Wagner, Weill and Alex Eddington, sampled by Malcolm Miller

Record box. Mission impossible - Keith Bramich listens to contemporary chamber music by Mark Warhol

Editor's inbox - stand up and be counted

But the daring! - Gordon Rumson reports on a Paul Badura Skoda recital in Calgary

Record box. Distant love - Songs of Jaufre Rudel and Martin Codax, reviewed by Rex Harley

Record box. Impetuous abandon - Ron Bierman is amazed by the playing of Marc-André Hamelin

Ensemble. Illuminations of the Beyond - Rex Harley listens to 'Hot White Light' - new music for percussion in Vancouver

A unique voice - Aspects of the music of Keith Barnard, by Gordon Rumson

Record box. Consistently musical - Ron Bierman recommends Jeffrey Khaner's flute CD on Avie

Inner sounds - Philip Glass played in Calgary, and Gordon Rumson was in the audience

DULL Music - As the Calgary Philharmonic faces financial ruin, Gordon Rumson asks some difficult questions

CD Spotlight. Absolute clarity - Sony's Glenn Gould Anniversary Edition, appreciated by Rex Harley. '... though he takes liberties with tempi, there is always a keen logic behind the act.'

I've got the music in me ... - Gordon Rumson writes about the status and behaviour of musicians

Ensemble. Rule Britannia? - Gordon Rumson reports on New Works Calgary, Friday 13 September 2002

All in Calgary - Gordon Rumson writes about the Royal Bank Calgary International Organ Festival and Competition, 7-17 August 2002

Ensemble. Celebration and Desolation - Andrew Campling, Musical Director of the London Docklands Singers, attended a Trio Melisma concert in London

Ensemble. A brief report from the Empty Quarter - Carl Czerny in Edmonton, by Gordon Rumson

CD Spotlight - A born musician. Appreciating the viola d'amore playing of Thomas Georgi, with Jennifer Paull. 'His interpretative skills are as palpitating as the sympathetic strings of his chosen instrument ...'

Essential Cowell - Gordon Rumson reads from the American composer's selected writings 1921-1964

Music of the Elvish World - Gordon Rumson explores Allan Rae's 'Mirror of Galadriel'

MV3, with Gordon Rumson and Keith Bramich - Habermann, Buckle, Green and snagloopdog

Second Sight - Music with Wilfrid Mellers - A wizard at the keyboard. 'Hamelin ... may perhaps come closest to the necromatic dazzle that the composer's own playing was said to display.' Marc-André Hamelin plays Alkan

MV3, with Gordon Rumson and Keith Bramich - Film Musings

After tragedy - more letters received about music and the current international situation

MV3, with Gordon Rumson and Keith Bramich - M&V's monthly visit to the world of online music

CD Spotlight - Perfect legato. '... as honest and durable a tribute to the unending delights of Bach's mastery as one could wish for.' Angela Hewitt plays Bach, with David Wilkins

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Site seeing - Silver discs - record labels online, with Keith Bramich

Site seeing - Special collections - the top 10 websites of February 2000, with Keith Bramich

MV3, with Gordon Rumson and Keith Bramich - Music & Vision's monthly visit to the world of online music

CD Spotlight - Perfectly paced. 'Valerie Tryon is an excellent pianist and musician who grasps the style of these pieces beautifully ... her sound and phrasing are gorgeous.' Valerie Tryon performs the music of Ignaz Friedman, with Gordon Rumson

Sympathetic strings - An introduction to the Viola d'Amore, with Thomas Georgi

MV3, with Gordon Rumson and Keith Bramich - the first of Music and Vision's monthly visits to the world of online music

Planning your collection - Stefan Jess and Barbara Moser; Louis Lortie and George Pehlivanian

Site seeing - Best advantage - the first of a new occasional series of visits to the online world of classical music, with Keith Bramich

Record Box - Manners of clothing - At ease with the sacred, with Basil Ramsey

Planning your collection - Global Fascinations and Sophistications - Annie Fischer, Luiza Borac, Anne Kaasa and Lukás Vondrácek, with Bill Newman

Pianos and Pianists - CD Spotlight - Sorabji -

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