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Volume 7 Issue 4 - December 2001/January 2002

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  • Toronto
  • December
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  • Choir
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  • Jazz
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  • Singers
  • Wholenote
  • Stuffers
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  • Discs


D/5 IDVERIES THE WHOLENOTE'S CD FORUM DISCOVERIES is a CD review section designed to complement and enhance our pre-eminent coverage of Toronto's live classical and new music concert scene, featuring reviews by WholeNote columnists and independent contributors. CDs are considered for review in the following four categories: 1. "Concert prep" - CDs, new or otherwise, which tie in with events being featured in the current issue of the magazine-this issue this section also includes a host of seasonal offerings; 2. New and Recent Releases - newly released CDs relevant to our magazine's coverage of the music scene; 3. "Worth repeating" - CDs newly re-issued, or previously released but still generally available, deemed particularly noteworthy by a member of our editorial panel; 4. "lndie list" - Small label or independent re- · lease CDs, often featuring individuals or groups active on the local music scene. 5. "Disc(s) of the month" - Discs of special interest, often with a particular connection to the month's concert activities. We think DISCOVERIES is a logical and exciting extension of The WholeNote 's coverage of the Toronto music scene. We welcome your feedback and invite submissions. Catalogues, review copies of CDs and comments should be sent to: The WholeNote, 60 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto ON M5T 2N4. We also welcome your input via our website, David Olds, editor, DISCOVERIES Special note: This month, in keeping with the holiday season, we asked our reviewers to . STOCKINGS ANO HORNSpage5J.53 SEASONAL OFFERINGS & CONCERT PREP page 54·56 ··Six of the seasonal best · Hurry, Hurry Yonder . All Things Bright & Beautiful ·A Christmas Legacy . Welcome Yule! Ronald Beckett ·Choral Concert/Celebration chorale ·A Noteworthy Christmas ··Salon Parisien ··Scott St. John, violin and viola; Rena Sharon, piano ·-George F. Handel· Arias from Rinaldo & Orlando --Ewa Podles, contralto --George Frideric Handel -Sacred Arias --Daniel Taylor, countertenor ··The Overcoat [music by Dmitri Shostakovich] ··Angela Cheng, piano; Jens Lindemann, trumpet NEW RELEASESpage56·60 --Memory Forms · Linda Catlin Smith ··Various ar.tists --Jonathan Harvey ··Trio Fibonacci ··Jenkins· Fantasias recommend "Stockin~ Stuffers" -- discs that they are especially fond of And recognizing that many of our writers are active participants in the Toronto music scene, we also invited them, under the heading "Tooting Our Own Horns", to comment on some of their own projects. The result is a special one-time mini-review section Stockings and Horns on pages 52 and 53 immediately prior to our usual coverage. IN DISCOVERIES THIS ISSUE ··Les Voix Humaines ·· ... dans le silence de la nuit ... Gilles Gobeil ··Suites, Sonatas, Airs and Dances [music by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach] -·Joseph Petric, concert accordion --Chris Paul Harman -·Various Artists ·-In Paradisum ·The Music of Michael J. Baker ··Toronto Dance Theatre ensemble; Arraymusic -·Pablo Casals & Leopold Stokowski ··Radio Documentaries by Glenn Gould INOIE LIST page 60 --Two Octaves Down ··Paul Bresciani, double bass; William Crawford, piano -·Bach: The Concerto Album ··Lara St. John, violin ··Gonna Sing and Shout ··Echo Women's Choir ··The Toronto Jazz Orchestra ··Toronto Jazz Orchestra THE CASE FOR OVOspage60 DISCS OF THE MONTHpage62 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT Ex:PERTS, MAKERS AND DEALERS SINCE 1890 Visir our newly expanded Bloor Srreet location for even greater selection of the world's grear Pianos, Fine String Instruments, Print Music and Children's Music Specialties R e m e n y :J house of mus 1 c 210 BLOOR ST. WEST 416.961.3111 (just W. of Avenue Rd., City Parking in Rear) 4 Wholenote DECEMBER 1, 2001 - JANUARY 31, 2002

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