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James Ehnes and the Classical Blues Brothers: a CD review by Stanley Fefferman

James Ehnes. Britten and Shostakovich. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Kiril Karabits. ONYX. Distributed by Harmonia Mundi. From the moment they met in London, 1960, Britten and Shostakovich felt close as brothers. Musically, they occupied the same zone—where the borders of atonality … Continue reading

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Itzhak Perlman Music Program Debut @ Koerner Hall reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

April 29, 2012. Koerner Hall, Toronto. About this time of year, 225 years ago, when he composed the Viola Quintet in G Minor, K. 516, Mozart said in a letter that he often felt like dying, but that no one … Continue reading

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