Classical Reviews/Vocal Collections

17 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 576-page issue!

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Jean Danton is a classically trained soprano who can also put a show tune across the footlights in fine style. Her diction is truly magnificent and...

What a strange conglomeration of a disc this is, starting and finishing with very “serious” song cycles by Britten and Liszt, in between turning into an...


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Oehms Classics, founded 10 years ago by veteran Arte Nova managing director Dieter Oehms, is the sponsor of a Special Prize at Munich’s annual ARD International...

This CD, taken from a live concert, does not get off to a good start, as conductor Delfrate takes the Carmen “Gypsy song” at a funereal...

During the late 1940s and early 1950s Italy launched one of its periodic musical invasions of the world, with a bumper crop of young singers that...

Norwegian soprano Eli Kristin Hanssveen has spent the first 10 years of her musical career writing and singing pop, rock, and New Age music, perhaps hoping...


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When you stop to think about it, Renée Fleming has had about as good and as storied a career as is possible in the era of...