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Boris Eifman delves into another Russian artist’s torment in Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA

Ballet and opera fans, be forewarned. You may never be able to look at such classics as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades quite the same way after witnessing celebrated Boris Eifman’s searing dance psychodrama, Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA. But that’s no reason to deny yourselves the thrill of experiencing the celebrated Russian choreographer’s unique blend of […]

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Eifman’s Ballet – Symphony of Passion

И снова – Чайковский… Tрудно представить себе человека, которому не было бы знакомо имя Петра Ильича Чайковского. Музыкальные произведения, созданные гением великого русского композитора, стали частью мировой культуры. Но дано ли нам, живущим ныне, понять, что творилось в его мятущейся душе? Как пытался он выразить это в музыке, почти два столетия поражающей воображение слушателей? Ответ на […]

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What does Dmitry Masleev sound like? Brilliant: review

Winner of Tchaikovsky Competition gold makes Canadian debut with a piano recital master class. Dmitry Masleev At Koerner Hall on March 22 A little bit of history was made at Koerner Hall on Wednesday, with the Canadian debut of 28-year-old Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev. Since winning gold at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, audiences […]

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Buried Soviet-Era Yiddish Tunes Come to Life

Thousands of Yiddish song lyrics, stored for decades in sealed boxes in the basement of the Ukrainian National Library, have given us the rare opportunity to look into the world of Yiddish-speaking Soviet Jewry during the Holocaust era. Some 2.7 million Soviet Jews died during the Holocaust years, but until the boxes were discovered in […]

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Re-discovered Yiddish songs performed in Richmond Hill

Premiere of all-star singers is Jan. 27 Richmond Hill Liberal In a dramatic discovery, fit for Hollywood, University of Toronto professor Anna Shternshis found thousands of long-lost Yiddish songs buried deep in the archives. None have been performed in nearly 70 years. Until now. These songs dated to 1947, all composed or sung during the […]

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Renowned Russian Violinist to Perform in Toronto

In honour of Toronto-based impresario Svetlana Dvoretsky’s 10th year showcasing mainly Russian artists, violinist Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra will be in concert May 9 at Roy Thomson Hall. Spivakov and the Moscow Virtosi will perform classical works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Piazzolla and Tchaikovsky. After a chance meeting with Spivakov in downtown […]

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