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SALZBURG MOZART DIARY — DAY TWO

By Stephen Cera SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – On my first, long-overdue visit to Salzburg, I was eager not only to hear Mozart’s music.  I also wanted to see sites most closely associated with him:  the room where he was born, the apartment where he grew up, the spinet and violin ...

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SALZBURG MOZART DIARY — DAY ONE

By Stephen Cera SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – Imagine being a Mozart-lover and hearing live performances of his music by some of his most accomplished interpreters… at an annual festival in the composer’s scenic hometown nestled in the Austrian Alps.  Then imagine those performan...

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upcoming Toronto concert

I'm looking forward to Friday, January 11, at 8:00 p.m. in Heliconian Hall in Toronto's Yorkville district.... that evening at the piano, I'll partner Theo Lebow, a young tenor with the Frankfurt Opera in Germany.  We will perform Beethoven's pioneering song cycle, An die ferne...

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TORONTO’S “OFF CENTRE MUSIC SALON” FEELS HOT ON CUSP OF 25th ANNIVERSARY

by Stephen Cera Co-Artistic Directors, pianists Boris Zarankin and Inna Perkis   Very little was “off” at the Off Centre Music Salon concert Sunday afternoon (June 17) in Toronto, except air conditioning in Trinity St. Paul’s Centre. This enterprising serie...

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