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Magic night of flutes with Sir James and Lady Jeanne BY WAH KEUNG CHAN, FREELANCENOVEMBER 25, 2011 Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway, seen here in 2005 photo, performed with OSM on Wednesday. Photograph by: JO HALE GETTY IMAGES FILE, Freelance Wednesday night’s OSM concert featured not one but two magic flutes, as super flutist Sir James Galway appeared in duet with his wife, Lady Jeanne, in Domenico Cimarosa’s Concerto for Two Flutes. Although Sir James took on the first flute part, Lady Jeanne held her own and at times excelled in the second flute part. It was hard…

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Alison Balsom, trompette; Scottish Ensemble EMI 4560942 (61 min 46 s) HHHHII Depuis dix ans, la charmante Alison Balsom a su convaincre le monde de la musique classique que la trompette virtuose, chasse gardée majoritairement masculine depuis toujours, pouvait resplendir de mille feux sous les doigts prestes et alertes d’une jeune femme d’à peine une trentaine d’années. Mme Balsom possède une technique fluide et assurée et elle dispose surtout d’une belle sonorité ample et nette qui ne brille pas exagérément dans l’aigu, ce qui donne à ses interprétations un aspect coussiné, mais sans mièvrerie. Le programme présenté sur ce disque…

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By Crystal Chan The eminent oboist and musicologist Bruce Haynes passed away early yesterday morning. One of the first 20th century hautboy performers, he was a former teacher at McGill University and the Université de Montréal. He also published seven books as well as many articles and contributions to the New Grove Dictionary of Music.A performance by Les Boréades tomorrow night at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours will be dedicated to his memory. www.boreades.comHis creation of six “new” Brandenburg concertos from Bach cantata movements will be performed on June 24, 2011 as part of the Montreal Baroque Festival, which was founded by…

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Conductor and Trombonist Alain Trudel (photo credit: Pierre Racine)Given the symphony and the opera are still in hiatus, there are fewer concerts than usual. But there are a few intriguing events well worth attending. Top on my list is the Mooredale Concerts presenting conductor Alain Trudel who is also a noted trombonist. In fact, Le Monde de la Musique from Paris called him the “Jascha Heifetz of the trombone.” He is joining forces with organist Patrick Wedd for an eclectic program of original works for trombone and organ by Holst and Guilmant, as well as organ pieces by Bach and…

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