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Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka (photo: Johannes Ifkovits)Adrianne Pieczonka RecitalBrian Zeger, pianoKoerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, TorontoSaturday May 7m 2011 at 8 pmby Joseph K. SoSchubert: Ganymed Das Rosenband Die Forelle Du liebst mich nicht Verklarung Gretchen am SpinnradeStrauss: Traum durch die Dammerung Das Rosenband Die Nacht Ruhe meine Seele Mein Auge Wie sollten wir geheim sie haltenWagner: Wesendonck Lieder Der Engel Stehe still Im Treibhaus Schmerzen TraumeStrauss: Du meines herzens Kronelein Morgen! Wir beide wollen springen Zueignung”Adrianne – you are the music!” a voice shouted from the auditorium when soprano Adrianne Pieczonka had just sung the first of her encores,…

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Top: Contestants and Liz Upchurch, director of the COC Ensemble StudioSecond from Top: Judging Panel (l. to r. Alexander Neef, John Hess, David Speers)Third from Top: Christina Petrowska-Quilico and Alan WalkerBottom: Three Winners (l. to r. Adrian Kramer, Ileana Montalbetti, Chris Enns)Christina and Louis Quilico Awardsfeaturing artists of the COC Ensemble Studioby Joseph K. SoWednesday, April 20, 2011 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing ArtsToronto, ON Liz Upchurch, piano Ambur Braid, soprano”O zittre nicht” – Die Zauberfloete”What is he thinking of…who is there to love me?” – A Hand of BridgeNeil Craighead, bass-baritone”Se…

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by Frank CadenheadIt was a high-risk venture that finished as a major triumph in Paris on Tuesday night (March 29, 2011). The superstar pianist Lang Lang, as part of a week’s residency, joined with the French tenor Roberto Alagna in a program of rare French arias at the historic Salle Pleyel. But the success of this “carte blanche” evening for Lang Lang was not automatically assured.The French have a history of neglecting their rich musical heritage and the arias, with one exception, have not been heard in Paris in living memory. While some of this repertory is beginning to appear…

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Pianist Andreas Haefliger (Photo: Marco Borggreve)We are in “Spring Break” where the majority of schools – not university level, however – have the week off. Perhaps this explains the relatively sparse concert offerings. Even the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is in hiatus. However, there are a number of interesting events happening this week, particularly piano recitals. Well known Swiss pianist Andreas Haefligher is in town under the auspices of Music Toronto. The son of the late, celebrated Swiss tenor Ernst Haefliger, he combines virtuoso flair with uncommon musicality, as revealed in the liederabend with German baritone Matthias Goerne for the Toronto…

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Photo: Matthias Goerne makes a welcome return to Toronto after an absence of several years. Summer is usually a quiet time musically in Toronto, but not any more. Since my return from music-rich Munich on Monday, I have been attending a performance every day in TO. Tuesday was the Matthias Goerne-Andreas Haefliger recital at Koerner Hall, a highly anticipated event for voice aficionados. Wednesday morning was the Goerne Masterclass at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, and last evening was a chamber recital with Andrew Burashko and his Art of Time Ensemble, on the music of Korngold. All of…

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Domingo goes solo There could be a new lease of life for the aging tenor, says Norman Lebrecht ON Sunday afternoon, Placido Domingo did something different. In front of a packed Carnegie Hall, with Daniel Barenboim at the piano, Domingo sang a solo recital for only the third time in his life. The first was last spring in Berlin, the second last week in Chicago. Is this a trend, or just making amends? When Domingo started singing 40 years ago in Mexico City there were two-and-a-half career options for a good-looking tenor. He could sing opera; he could do recital…

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