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10 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 512-page issue!

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It seems to be a rule: Biographies have to get fatter and fatter. In 1984, Christopher Hogwood took 312 pages to deal with Handel. In 2013,...

When Hyperion reissued its groundbreaking 40-CD series of Schubert’s complete Lieder and part-songs as a boxed set in 2005, considerable regret and even annoyance was expressed...


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Robert Watt was the first African-American horn player to win a position in a major American orchestra. In 1970, at the age of 22, he was...

The premise of this book is that one experiences Leonard Bernstein largely through his own compositions, and Kenneth LaFave makes it clear that this was a...

Of all the sobriquets Joseph Martin Kraus (1756–1792) has had to suffer after his death, that of being “the Swedish Mozart” is perhaps the least apt,...


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