Classical Reviews/Instrumental

6 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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Giovanni Guglielmo’s and the Orchestra Barocca Andrea Palladio’s compilation of works written by Giuseppe Tartini and members of his School of Nations begins with one of...

It is claimed that the Martucci is receiving its first commercial recording here, and I assume that the three contributions—very much in a Lisztian/Thalbergian style, by...


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Percussionist Lynn Vartan, here playing primarily the marimba on this CD, has worked as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Green Umbrella Series, and the...

Since they inaugurated their own label in 2010, Steinway & Sons has become a gilt-edged venue for pianists. Just as gilt-edged in this age of young...

Peter Whelen, the principal bassoonist for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, is also the professor of Baroque bassoon at the Guildhall School of Music, and founder and...

Elsewhere in this volume, I welcome The Proud Bassoon , a recital of German and French bassoon works from the late Baroque period played by the...


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The program on this enjoyable debut recording by 23-year-old pianist David Aladashvili was chosen according to a rubric almost certainly unprecedented in the history of recording....

An interesting program, this. Bookended by the two Brahms sonatas we have music of three Austrians, Alban Berg and two living composers; despite having been written...

It’s become a commonplace programming tool to gently introduce contemporary music to unwilling or unknowing audiences by blending it with standard fare. And it’s obvious that...

“First Italian cellist-composers” is pushing matters just a bit, given that, as Elinor Frey mentions, her recording spans roughly 75 years of music. It concludes with...

And the Michael Collins CDs keep coming; this is his eighth for Chandos, by my count, in the past three or four years. Volume 2 of...

Nothing new about this concept; music inspired by, or transcriptions of, the music of Bach. But surely this never gets tired. The young Dutch pianist Hannes...