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Volume 11 Issue 3 - November 2005

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.A.IIIC...,,.. ge Glenn Gould Studio RUSSIAN ._94.-r CBC •ifr radi~ OnStage is heard on CBC Radio Two - Sundays at 2 p.m. and CBC Radio One - Sundays at 8 p.m. Hosted by Shelley Solmes 99.1 csc ,ijr radiQ)NE CELEBRATIONS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29/05- 8 P.M. RUSSIAN ROMANCE Triskelion: Jonathan Crow, violin David Harding, viola Bryan Epperson, cello with Alma Petchersky, piano and David Hetherington, cello Romantic repertoire by Tchaikovsky and Arensky will be performed by Triskelion and distinguished guests. Tchaikovsky's most important solo piano work, the Grand Sonata, is played by ASV recording artist Alma Petchersky. Tchaikovsky dedicated his Piano Trio "to the memory of a great artist," Nicolai Rubinstein, who was Tchaikovsky's chief critic and also his mentor. On the passing of his idol, Anton Arensky incorporated a Tchaikovsky tune into his Quartet (for string trio plus cello), and dedicated it to the great composer. TUESDAY, MARCH 7/06- 8 P.M. RUSSIANS IN EXILE Andrew Burashko. piano The Art of Time Ensemble Joaquin Valdepeiias, clarinet Moscow-born pianist Andrew Burashko leads his ensemble in works by Russians abroad: Glinka, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Schnittke. The Grand Sextet captures the exhuberance of Glinka's youthful sojourn in Italy. Following the Russian Revolution, Stravinsky found fame in France with his Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat. Prokofiev penned the Overture on Hebrew Themes for some Russian ex-patriots in New York City. The leading Russian composer Alfred Schnittke was ostracized at home for many years, for his "un­ Soviet" music. Among his greatest chamber works is the ghostly Piano Quintet, composed in memory of his mother. TUESDAY, MARCH 28/06- 8 P.M . RUSSIAN VIOLA Rivka Golani. viola John Lenehan, piano and guest Douglas Perry, viola Rivka Golani is recognized by BBC Music magazine as one of the great violists and musicians of modern times. She is featured in monumental Russian literature written (or transcribed) for the viola: the radiant Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 of Rachmaninov; Shostakovich's final work, the Viola Sonata. Op. 147; and a virtuosic transcription of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet, arranged for 1 or 2 violas and piano. LOUIS LORTIE SUNDAY, JANUARY 29/06 - 1 P.M. MOZART Louis Lortie, piano Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756. This special concert - which celebrates the 250th birthday of the famous Salzburg native - features the great Canadian pianist Louis Lortie in an all too rare Toronto recital appearance. Mr. Lortie's imaginative programme will include Mozart's Sonata in 8-flat major, K. 333, and the Fantasie in D minor, K. 397; as well as Chopin's Variations on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano" and Liszt's Concert paraphrase on themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni. TUESDAY, MARCH 21/06- 8 P.M . SHOSTAKOVICH Shoko Inoue, piano David Jalbert, piano Heather Schmidt, piano Dmitri Shostakovich - one of the greatest composers of the 20th century - was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in September 1906. To celebrate the centenary of his birth, three Canadian pianists join forces to perform Shostakovich's complete Op. 87 - the 24 Preludes and Fugues for solo piano. This monumental work - second only to Johann Sebastian Bach's epic collection of 48 Preludes and Fugues - has been championed by such diverse pianists as Emil Gilels, Sviatoslav Richter and Keith Jarrett. TUESDAY, MAY 27/06 - 8 P.M. SCHUMANN Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano Brett Polegato, baritone Andre Laplante, piano Robert Schumann died on July 29, 1856. To mark the 150th anniversary of the great German composer's death, OnStage presents a special tribute featuring two of Canada's most compelling recitalists, mezzo-soprano Susan Platts and baritone Brett Polegato. Joining forces with them is the distinguished Canadian pianist Andre Laplante The programme will include Schumann's popular song cycles, Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42 and D1chterliebe, Op. 48, as well as solo piano works performed by Mr. Laplante. Glenn Gould Studio Box Office Tel (416) 205-5555 • Fax (416) 205-5551 Glenn Gould Studio is located at: 250 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario The Glenn Gould box office counter opens 2 hours prior to performance for in-person sales and pre-ordered ticket pick-ups for that evening's event only. Single tickets: each • Entire series: per series • Seniors and students series: per series

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