Monthly Archives: February 2014

Melodies of Marco Polo Dance into Your Body: A CD review by Stanley Fefferman

The Musical Voyages of Marco Polo. Kyriakos Kalaitzidis: Harmonia Mundi/ World Village. Release: 2014-03-11 The title tells you about the historical Silk Route journey concept of this project, so let me tell you how it sounds. The music of composer Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, based … Continue reading

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Catherine Russell’s CD BRING IT BACK is Aged and Mellow

What do you do when the thrill is gone? Bring it Back. What Katherine Russell brings back on her fifth album is the thrill of  ‘Swing’. Behind her direct and warm stylings you get into hearing echoes of Roy Eldridge’s … Continue reading

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Pieczonka Proves the Power of Forgiving in The Canadian Opera Company’s A Masked Ball

February 5, 2014. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto. Verdi’s A Masked Ball is a blend of splendid elements. It has romance: Riccardo, the Governor of Boston and Amelia are in the toils of an irresistible attraction.  It … Continue reading

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