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14 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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En-Cor! is the new recording by The American Horn Quartet, whose members are Charles Putnam, Geoffrey Winter, Kristina Mascher, and Kerry Turner. They open their program...

Years ago Mikhail Bakhtin, the Russian philosopher and semiotician, set forth a complex theory of what he referred to as “Great Time.” In a nutshell the...


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The Library of America sets itself up as the equivalent of Pléiade editions in France, offering pocket volumes of classic writers (although few pockets are big...

The development of Spectral music arose in France in the early 1970s through works by such composers as Gérard Grisey and Tristan Murail. In this music,...

When most people think of the concerts of the 18th century, they usually envision court ensembles whose composers, resident or imported, wrote works of generic scope...

Trondheim, about halfway along the length of Norway, has been a major trading center since Medieval times. Originally called Kaupangen (or Market Meadow), it eventually became...


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The American Horn Quartet (AHQ) consists of four Americans. Always has. Still does. Why mention this? Because look what became of the Tokyo String Quartet. When...

Sophia Agranovich is a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics. Her playing is full of lavish gestures and she is comfortable...

Michael John Trotta has had a busy and adventurous year. The 38-year-old composer has just released his debut recording, Mystical Voices , with 17 of his...

These two fascinating discs showcase the talents of saxophonist Glen Gillis. In fact the first disc opens with one of his own compositions, Elegy Cadenza

In August of 2013 I found myself in London for a week and decided to attend a couple of the Promenade concerts. One, in the smaller...

On January 21, 2015, I sat down with Stuart Saunders Smith at his home in Vermont to talk about his extensive career as a composer, his...

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