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May 23   -  

Review: Les Feluettes by Opéra de Montréal and Pacific Opera Victoria

Jean-Michel Richer (Comte Vallier de Tilly) et Etienne Dupuis (Simon Doucet)Photo, Yves Renaud Saturday night’s world premiere of Les Feluetteswas an accomplishment long in the making. A ...

May 23   -  

Cette semaine à Montréal (23 à 29 mai) / This Week in Montreal (May 23–29)

English Follows Etienne Dupuis (Simon Doucet) Photo: Yves Renaud Le War Requiem de Britten à la Maison Symphonique Kent Nagano et l’OSM, accompagnés du chœur de l’OSM, présentent le

May 20   -  

Lebrecht Weekly - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 2 and 8 (Onyx)

4/5 stars Unless you live in England – and, in most of the country, even if you do – you will have few opportunities to hear live performances of the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, the dominant national composer between Elgar and ...

May 20   -  

Review: Chants Libres - The Trials of Patricia Isasa

Rebecca Woodmass, coloratura soprano (young Patricia). Photo: Mathieu Dupuis Last night’s world premiere of Kristin Norderval’s The Trials of Patricia Isasa at the Monument-National was a ...

May 16   -  

Cette semaine à Montréal (16 à 22 mai) / This Week in Montreal (May 16–22)

English follows SMCQ – Derniers concerts de la série John Rea Dans une mise en scène de Denis Marleau, Walter Boudreau et Plaisirs du clavecin interprètent Le petit livre des Ravalet, atypique opéra signé John Rea, ...

May 13   -  

Petrenko, Thibaudet : du charme et du caractère

Vasily Petrenko, photo Mark McNulty par Jeanne Hourez S’il y avait un concert à ne pas manquer cette semaine, c’était celui que nous a offert la Maison symphonique mercredi. Fort de son choix éclectique, le programme de ...

May 13   -  

Lebrecht Weekly - Joseph Haydn: Violin concertos (Panclassics)

4/5 stars It must be a seasonal thing. When fresh mushrooms simmer and asparagus gently steams, it starts raining …Haydn. Sure enough, four Haydn releases have landed this month. Decca has a positively frisky set of four symphonies, 78-81, ...

May 10   -  

Tchaikovsky Competition winners face off – and get along

by Arthur Kaptainis Lukas Geniušas and Lucas Debargue, photo Vladimir Kevorkov Two 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition laureates for the price of one: This was the upscale bargain offered by the Show One concert organization, whose many ...

May 9   -  

Lebrecht Weekly - Beethoven: Symphonies 4 and 5 (Sony)

Rating: 4/5 stars In May 2015, visibly frail, the august Nikolaus Harnoncourt stood before his Concentus Musicus Wien and directed two Beethoven symphonies in a reading that followed closely what the composer had written in his score. If ...

May 9   -  

Cette semaine à Montréal (9 à 15 mai) / This Week in Montreal (May 9–15)

English follows Fin de saison : La Chapelle HistoriqueLa Chapelle termine sa saison printanière avec les pianistes Kyoko Hashimoto et Ilya Poletaev qui interpréteront des œuvres de Brahms, Debussy, Mozart et Rachmaninov. Le 15 mai ...
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