Classical Reviews/Vocal Collections

25 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 640-page issue!

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War is a persistent fact of life-historians have counted 14,400 conflicts across the ages-but not many musical masterpieces have been written about it. Music exists to...

Elīna Garanča is a Latvian mezzo-soprano with a major international career, and conductor Chichon is married to her, so we are assured of true unity of...


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On her official web site, soprano Raquel Andueza’s biography begins thus: “Born in Pamplona, Raquel Andueza began her music training at the age of six. Subsequently,...

I mean no disrespect when I write that this is the kind of story the popular press loves: a soprano and a tenor who are married...

I always laugh when a CD comes with a lecture on how we are “supposed” to listen to older music. That is the case with this...

There are many Jussi Björling recital discs available, and given the unique beauty of his singing it would be foolish to recommend one (or, in this...


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Originally recorded back in 2000 and released in 2005, and now re-released, this extremely delightful anthology of satirical songs somehow eluded review at that prior time,...

Anima e Corpo is a new label dedicated, so says its web site, to “early Spanish, Italian, and French music from the sixteenth to the eighteenth...

Though Kapsberger receives billing as sole composer for the disc on this album’s front cover and spine, he’s responsible for composing only 10 of its 16...

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