The Top 10 Classical Music Composers in History: New York Times writer Anthony Tommasini set out recently to complete a project to select the top ten composers in history, an attempt to clarify “what exactly about the master composers makes them so astonishing”. Click here to find out who took the top spot on the list.
Film review: Marc Glassman reviewed Incendies (“Denis Villeneuve’s powerful direction and script, Wajdi Mouawad’s extraordinary play, the great visuals of cinematographer Andre Turpin and a brilliant cast have combined to make Incendies an important film, made in Canada, for the world.”) and The Illusionist (“I’m totally charmed by The Illusionist. You might not be–and you might not be wrong. But I’ll carry on enjoying this movie and admiring Sylvain Chomet’s humble and beautiful tribute to a cinema idol and genius.”).
– January 23rd – Hélène Grimaud
Described by The New York Times as “red-hot”, French pianist Hélène Grimaud performs a program of Mozart, Berg, Liszt and Béla Bartók at Koerner Hall of the Royal Conservatory on January 23. Tickets are $25-$65. Visit www.rcmusic.ca.
– January 29 to February 25 – The Magic Flute
The Canadian Opera Company presents The Magic Flute at the Four Seasons Centre. Featuring some of Mozart’s most sublimely beautiful and purely infectious melodies it is a playful, sometimes profound, exploration of the trials of growing up, seeking ideals, and finding love. An opera designed to appeal to all ages. Visit www.coc.ca or call 416.368.8231.