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The Eybler Quartet releases the premiere recording of Franz Asplmayr’s Six Quartets, Op. 2

Renowned Period-Instrument String Quartet Continues Fascinating Mission To Bring to Light Little-Known Composers of the Classical Era “The Eyblers treat every moment as if the ink were still wet on the page, such is the intoxicating freshness of their delivery.”  – The Scotsman [Français ci-dessous] Toronto’s Eybler Quartet is internationally-renowned for brilliant performances as well as an unquenchable passion for delving deep into the works of…

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Parzival & Fierefiz: A Contemporary Re-telling of the Grail Myth

Canadian violinist Emmanuel Vukovich has been fascinated by Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival story for over twenty years. This 13th-Century medieval poem about the search for the Holy Grail was the inspiration for Richard Wagner’s final opera Parsifal. Wagner, however, chose to omit a critical element in Eschenbach’s story – the encounter between Parzival and an unknown dark-skinned knight who reveals himself to be Parzival’s half-brother and whose name…

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Ensemble Made in Canada’s Mosaïque Project ~ 14 New Works Celebrate the Beauty & Diversity of Canada

Piano quartet Ensemble Made In Canada’s acclaimed Mosaïque Project is a massive musical initiative inspired by the diversity and richness of Canada’s culture and geography. Since its premiere in July of 2018, the commissioned suite of new works by 14 Canadian composers has reached almost every corner of the country – from Iqaluit, Nunavut to British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast to Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, and beyond. Featuring thrilling new…

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Vivaldi: Manchester Sonatas

Violinist Mark Fewer and Harpsichordist Hank Knox Are First Canadian Artists to Record Exquisite Sonatas, Unearthed from a Manchester, UK Library in 1973 “I’d be glad to hear these gentlemen play anything … they make me want to hear whatever else they want to do. The ensemble and intonation are perfect …” – American Record Guide Leaf Music is proud…

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The Frenergy Tour ~ 4 Cities, November 12-17

The Exceptional Young Musicians of The National Youth Orchestra of Canada & The European Union Youth Orchestra Join Forces for The Frenergy Tour SASCHA GOETZEL, conductor    BLAKE POULIOT, violin First-Ever Collaboration Between the Two Orchestras Made Possible by the European Union Delegation to Canada [Français ci-dessous] The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) and the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) are joining forces for The…

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Leaf Music presents Origins, the debut album from Duo Kalysta

[Français ci-dessous] Leaf Music is proud to present Origins, the debut album from Duo Kalysta, the acclaimed flute and harp duo comprised of Lara Deutsch and Emily Belvedere. Origins, featuring entrancing music – both familiar and new – by Canadian and French composers, will be released on September 6, 2019 and celebrated in album launch events in Toronto (September 9), Ottawa (September 22), and in Montreal (September 23). Belvedere, praised for…

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The Astonishing Eybler Quartet Completes Their Much-Awaited Survey of Beethoven’s Op. 18 Quartets

“Simply stunning … jaw-dropping agility, clarity and accuracy in the playing, allied with terrific dynamics and nuance, outstanding ensemble work …I doubt if you’ve heard these works sound like this before – it’s absolutely essential listening.” – The WholeNote (on Beethoven, Op. 18, Vol. 1) [Français ci-dessous] When British label CORO Connections released their first recording from Toronto’s Eybler Quartetlast spring, they…

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NYO Canada’s Odyssey Tour!

“The National Youth Orchestra of Canada has clearly set the bar high … The string sound glistens and shimmers, while brass are rich yet mellow … NYOC were invariably confident and assured.”  – The Scotsman (2018 International Tour) [Français ci-dessous] The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) celebrates its 59thSeason with a 5-city Canadian tour, followed by the Orchestra’s first trip…

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Ensemble Made in Canada’s MOSAÏQUE PROJECT On Tour!

Winter tour of “unique and ambitious” (The WholeNote) project includes concerts in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Alberta & the Yukon  NEW WORKS BY 14 COMPOSERS CELEBRATE CANADA’S DIVERSITY [Français ci-dessous] Ensemble Made in Canada (EMIC), fast becoming Canada’s premiere piano quartet, continues to crisscross the country this winter with their Mosaïque Project, featuring 14 new works by 14 Canadian composers,…

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Enter a Haunting World of Dreams & Lullabies with Angel Heart: A Musical Storybook

“Angel Heart is a story designed to slip straight into the imagination of a young mind … it has both the simplicity and the dark undertow of a fairy tale.” – The New York Times Haunting, gentle spirits from far-flung worlds meet in the pulsing sphere of dreams and lullabies that is Angel Heart, a music storybook. With an original tale…

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