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10 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 512-page issue!

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Toronto-born and educated lyric soprano Alessandra Paonessa is a young artist with a vision. Involved with singing from her youth, Paonessa is exploring different venues and...

Young Canadian soprano Alessandra Paonessa has produced a graceful debut recording that showcases her refined lyric soprano and her interest in classical crossover music with a...


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The American cellist James Kreger has been a figure on our musical scene for several decades. A Tchaikovsky Competition laureate, he has a large repertoire of...

The interpretive demands of Scriabin’s music do not forgive those who fail to account for its spiritual dimensions, or probe the relation between his compositional techniques...

The epithet of Musical Ambassador for composer-pianist Malek Jandali is not original with me: He has been recognized by numerous organizations for his building of musical...

Today we’re talking about two new releases: the first a CD titled Rumbarroco after the name of your group; the second a CD containing a generous...


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Bushkova and Kharitonov’s new CD brings us the fascinating music of Robert Kahn. Bushkova is a virtuoso violinist who emigrated from Russia to America in the...

Matthew Bengtson, whose devotion to the music of Scriabin is equaled only by his authority as a leading harpsichordist and fortepianist, has been turning the heads...

The fascinating possibilities of Paganini’s 24th Caprice are given a contemporary twist by seven composers, each commissioned by pianist Christopher McKiggan to take up where Rachmaninoff,...

This release gets four gold stars: one for Portland, Maine-born composer James Woodman (b. 1957), one for organist Erik Simmons, one for the Marcussen organ at...

There is a fascinating idea behind this disc: an exploration of how the West has interpreted the East, and the West’s attitudes and misconceptions. The booklet...

Originally from Costa Rica, Guido Sánchez-Portuguez won the Prize for Best Performance of the Compulsory Work at the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in 2008....

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