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The Toronto-born pianist talks about his new album, 'For Glenn Gould', his lifelong fascination with Gould, and his deep appreciation for his taste in repertoire.

The post FIVE MINUTES | Stewart Goodyear Is Coming To Terms With His Idol, Glenn Gould appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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Fanny Hensel, ‘the other Mendelssohn’: Complete Songs (Champs Hill)

Fanny Mendelssohn's style betrays no hint of deference or insecurity. Fanny Hensel is a mature composer, barely bothering to look over her shoulder at what her brother is up to.

The post LEBRECHT LISTENS | Fanny’s Songbook At The Heart Of The Mendelssohn Family appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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Photo courtesy of The Toronto Consort

Courtesy of our friends at The Toronto Consort, Ludwig Van is sending you and a friend to see their latest multimedia event, Illuminations at Trinity-St Paul's. Contest closes Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m. Enter now!

The post GIVEAWAY | Win Two Tickets To See The Toronto Consort Illuminations appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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The Glenn Gould Foundation has named an eclectic mix of judges for the twelfth Glenn Gould Prize, including Academy Award-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen and reality TV star Kat Von D.

The post THE SCOOP | 2018 Glenn Gould Prize Jury To Include A Hollywood Movie Star And Reality TV Show Tattoo Artist appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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Ludwig Van takes in our first MYOpera Performance Intensive Showcase with six up and coming local opera singers performing an eclectic program of operatic gems.

The post SCRUTINY | MYOpera Showcase A Stage For Local Talent appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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O GLADSOME LIGHT. Sacred Songs, Hymns and Meditations. Holst: Four Songs for Voice and Violin Op. 35. The Heart Worships. Rubbra: Hymn to the Virgin; Variations on a Phrygian Theme for solo violin Op. 105; Meditations on a Byzantine Hymn for solo viola Op. 117, etc. Vaughan Williams: Four Hymns for tenor, piano and viola. Lawrence Wiliford, tenor. Marie Bérard, violin. Keith Hamm, viola. Steven Philcox, piano. Stone Records. Total Time: 58:38.

One could hardly imagine a better performance than the one on this album, with Canadian tenor Lawrence Wiliford offering pitch-perfect intonation and beautiful tone.

The post RECORD KEEPING | Lawrence Wiliford’s Pitch-Perfect ‘O Gladsome Light’ Shines The Way appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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This month on Toronto Audiophile we take a look at a few components of interest at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The post TORONTO AUDIOPHILE | Standouts From The Consumer Electronics Show 2018 appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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Alexander Sevastian  (1976-2018)

Toronto's music community has been dealt a devastating blow Friday with the sudden death of 41-year-old Toronto-based virtuoso accordionist, Alexander Sevastian.

The post IN MEMORIAM | Quartetto Gelato Member Alexander Sevastian Has Died, Aged 41 appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of February 19 – 25.

The post CRITIC’S PICKS | Eleven Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week (Feb. 19 – 25) appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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George London Foundation President Nora London, second from left in front, with 2018 George London Award winners (front, left to right) Raehann Bryce-Davis, Lauren Margison, Benjamin Taylor, (rear, left to right) Lawson Anderson, Rihab Chaieb, and Emily D’Angelo (Photo: Mark Von Holden)

The winners of the 47th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition’s final round this evening, which took place before an enthusiastic audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.

The post THE SCOOP | Canadians Dominate 2018 George London Foundation Awards appeared first on Ludwig van Toronto.

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