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Volume 8 Issue 3 - November 2002

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orchestra I Musici de Montreal, features the veteran ensemble lavishly enhanced with winds, brass, percussion, organ and cimbalon in a program of twentieth century music which can scarcely be called modem. It opens with a high-powered performance of Leonard Bernstein's sprawling Three Meditations for cello and orchestra, based on material culled from the composer's problematic Mass of 1971 . Try as he might, Bernstein can't seem to escape the Tchaikovskian yoke of the two-bar phrase followed by a modulation, though it must be said that those phrases are nonetheless memorable ones which Turovsky conveys with great emotion. The major triumph of this disc is unquestionably Finnish composer Aul is Sallinen' s joyful, effervescent and extremely infectious Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote for cello and strings. There is never a dull moment in this mad Tango of phantasmagoric proportions, which Turovsky dispatches with transcendent virtuosity. Paul Hindemith's Trauermusik, composed overnight in response to the death of King George V, is best known in the version for viola and strings. Judging by the extremely overwrought interpretation this work receives here I'm not convinced that poaching this particular fowl was worth the effort. Bela Bart6k's folkloristic Rhapsody No. I (originally for violin) seems far better suited to Turovsky's fiery temperament and characteristically brusque, penetrating timbre. Chandos' highly processed sound offers an idealized perspective of the orchestra, placing the cello so commandingly to the fore that Turovsky's constant respirations become annoyingly audible. Daniel Foley -~ SllOS"L

TSO Fall Concert Highlights November 2002 Selected concerts Martha Argerich & Oscar Peterson Sir Andrew Davis, conductor Martha Argerich, piano The Oscar Peterson Trio Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 Jazz set by The Oscar Peterson Trio November 8 at 8 pm Sponsored by: OYAMAHA · 1~fiftiiil JK/;iioHos\f'H"E'li'- Kando Ckahn-do): to inspire the heart and spirit! Rapsodie espagnole Victor Feldhrill, conductor Maria Anissovets, violin Cary Ehli, English horn Kabalevsky: Overture to Colas Breugnon Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K.216 Applebaum: Five Snapshots for English Horn and Strings Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole November 9 at 7 pm November 10 at 3 pm Shostakovi~h & Prokofiev Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Enrico Dindo, cello Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. l Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 The Planets Christopher Seaman, conductor Cary Ehli, English horn Judy Loman, harp Women of the Amadeus Choir Elgar: Cockaigne Overture Brian Cherney: La Princesse lointaine (CBC commission/world premiere) Holst: The Planets November 27 & 28 at 8 pm November 30 at 7 pm The new Roy Thomson Hall: "Hear, hear for the sonic boon." The Globe and Mail "Thomson Hal I a resounding success." The Toronto Star " ... the hal I now boasts superior acoustics." National Post Call 416.593.4828 or visit for tickets and ful I concert listings. Groups call 416-597-0965. Concerts at Roy Thomson Hall. JIJJf THE GLOBE AND MAIL Season Media Sponsor November 13 & 14 at 8 pm

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