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

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The career of composer Charles Harold Bernstein has been full of twists and turns. A child prodigy pianist, he performed in public from the age of...

Michael Ching has written several traditional operas, including: Buoso’s Ghost in 1996, Corps of Discovery in 2003, Slaying the Dragon in 2012, and Speed Dating Tonight


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“I have always been interested in poetry because my father was a poet and, growing up in an Italian-American household, I would listen to him read...

Pianist Avguste Antonov may have had a conventional musical education, but his decision to devote himself exclusively to performing the music of living American composers stamps...

They laughed when I sat down at the piano, but they laughed harder when a pair of blokes sat down with a pair of sheilas to...

I had only just returned from concerts amid the snows of Lillehammer in central Norway when I had to get back in touch with another Norwegian...


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When I reviewed Sophia Agranovich’s album of music by Beethoven (the “Appassionata” Sonata) and Chopin (the Fantaisie and the Sonata No. 3), I mentioned, after citing...

A celebration of the trumpet in all its guises, this disc is a joy for brass players. The story behind Jeffrey Homes’s Herald Emeritus Fanfare

Fiammetta Tarli and Ivo Varbanov, pianists and creative partners in life and work, have banded together with a dedicated team of recording and design professionals to...

Available to download from richbarry.com Rich Barry is a guitarist with an exceptionally beautiful tone. He plays several different guitars on this recording, so it would...

The backstory to these four releases may actually turn out to be the front story; for at a time when record sales are purportedly at historic...

The first LP devoted entirely to saxophone concertos was issued by DG in 1971, as the notes to this intriguing album inform us, and the soloist...

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