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13 interviews, and over 500 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 608-page issue!

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Back in Fanfare 37:2, I evaluated the 3beez Music Management System and spoke with its creator, Jeffrey Barish. Since then, Barish’s original Wax Box, as his...

James Scott Balentine is professor of music at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His music is internationally performed, and, as the present disc confirms,...


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You are originally from Brazil. How long have you been living and working in the Netherlands? I came here 13 years ago. Starting in the 1960s,...

Camerata Nordica is a string chamber orchestra, varying between 15 and 20 musicians depending on repertoire, that plays standing up and without a conductor. Although the...

This enterprising disc of new music is impeccably and beautifully presented, the gatefold cover enclosing detailed notes on the pieces, composers, and performers. It shouts out...

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...


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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...

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...

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...

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