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Last update --- 10/24/04
Ø Media watch: The Globe and Mail launches its special weekend edition on ‘the rising China’. National Post and Toronto Star correspondingly have their own ‘China special’.
Ø Sam Fuller: The Big Red One (1980) --- Cinematheque Ontario’s new season started. This is the first of series short reviews.
My short essay New Renaissance has won 2004 Hart
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Ø A message from a friend concerning the upcoming election – Rock the Vote
Ø Essay on an auteur - Thematic Development of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Films
Ø Essay on Canadian history - The Impact of the British Conquest on New France
Ø Tafelmusik Summer Institute chamber concert – Music Interlude
Ø Capsule film review - Angel Face (1952), RKO, director: Otto Preminger, with Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons
Ø Lara St. John - In February, Ms. St. John gave an exciting recital in Jane Mallet Theatre, playing Bach and Bartok. For me it’s one of the seasonal highlights of Music Toronto. The next day, in the pages of Toronto Star, John Terauds gave a fair and positive review, but unfortunately made an uncomplimentary comment on the dress Ms. St. John wearing. What he said was quite true, though unnecessary and improper. The violinist was offended and fought back in the same pages a few days later. The story is re-visited today by the New York Times critic Anne Midgette in her article The Curse of Beauty for Serious Musicians (external link, registration required).
Ø Tafelmusik in George Weston Recital Hall – the final concert of the season – A second listening to Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor
Ø Concert review – Mozart: Mass in C Minor, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Chorus
Ø Concert musing - Two Countertenors: Daniel Taylor, James Bowman with Theatre of Early Music, May 18, 2004, Walter Hall, University of Toronto
Ø A poem - Standing in the Depth of the Forest
Ø Brief musing – On Philosopher
Ø A Career in creative writing? Some insiders’ points of view
Ø To express the idealism in history, in my opinion, it's necessary to avoid over-heated rhetoric as well as sentimentalism.
Ø Arthur Schopenhauer – Encyclopaedia Britannica notes
Ø A poem – I Saw a Lone Bird in the Sky