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6 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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One “s” or two? It’s rather like the case of Robert Casadesus who, when asked how he pronounced his name, is said to have replied that...

This book is a rich, deep cultural and political history of Jews in central Europe, from about 1815 to the 1960s. Although centered about composers and...


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The echoes of the Britten centenary are still with us. This frequently interesting, but occasionally disappointing, collection of 12 essays wants to look anew at Britten’s...

Though Cyril Scott (1879–1970) lived and composed (with one significant hiatus) to the end of his long life, he remains one of those figures forever placed...