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

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This book is about bands, in particular, American bands. Not brass bands, not marching bands, not student bands, but professional concert bands, often touring, numbering 40...

Born 1952 in Paris, Denis Levaillant began studying classical music before veering off to experiment with a variety of genres and electronic techniques. His versatile musicianship...


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Kicking off with the G-Major Prelude from op. 32, and therefore setting forth a most reflective profile, Canadian pianist Yaroslav Senyshyn then confirms his script is...

Elsewhere in the current edition of Fanfare , I reviewed another disc by Capella Romana, which also included music by Robert Kyr. Here they are again,...

American violinist Daniel Stepner is first violinist of the Lydian String Quartet and artistic director of the Aston Magna Festival. He has also served as concertmaster...

Ray Tuttle interviewed Thomas Sleeper back in 2011 ( Fanfare 34:3), wondering at the outset if the prolific composer ever sleeps, as in addition to writing...


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The music of Walter Saul is entertaining, stimulating, and uplifting. A glance at his web site (waltersaul.com), and for that matter his Facebook page, reveals his...

I have been an admirer of Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri’s artistry since I bought her first Philips LP of works by various Baroque composers in...

Every month, I make the acquaintance (via recordings) with one or more artists new to me. Some are pleasant to hear, some enticing, and some uninteresting,...

Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets (1880–1944) is pretty much terra incognito to me. Granted, I’ve heard some of his music—a Teldec CD containing three of Roslavets’s piano trios...

A previous Fanfare interview (with Maria Nockin) already covered Steven Masi’s education and teachers. In it, Masi says, “Beethoven represents a meeting of opposites: the sacred...

The Grand Piano label continues to uncover gems of the piano repertoire. Here it is the music of Bulgarian composer Dimitar Nenov (1901–1953). Nenov left Bulgaria...