Classical Reviews/Instrumental

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

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Don’t worry; I’d never heard of Howard Karp either. After thoroughly enjoying this wonderful collection of great solo piano music, played with tremendous flair and joy,...

Hidden treasure indeed! Violist or not, nearly every listener is bound to find something in this program to treasure, and who, besides possibly a few violists,...


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I guess the most appropriate description of this disc would be “atmospheric.” The duo of Lechner and Couturier play with beautiful tone and elegant phrasing, and...

Martha Argerich has been before the microphone for almost 50 years now, and yet for all her prodigious output, she’s not over-recorded. Her playing offers something...

The subtitle of this disc is “Harpsichords in pre-Revolutionary Paris,” which of course serves as a rationale for the use by harpsichordist Giulia Nuti of a...

These four British 20th-century composers may not be widely known, but they should be familiar to anyone who has perused the Lyrita and Chandos catalogs. Lyrita...


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At the time I interviewed Susan Merdinger for the 37:4 issue of the magazine, her most recent album, recorded between 2011 and 2012, was devoted to...

This first-rate recital is a testament both to Margaret Fingerhut’s exemplary musicianship and to her personal perseverance. As her performer’s note indicates, a variety of recent...

Cuban-born Manuel Barrueco has steadily risen in the ranks of the classical guitar world to become one its foremost players and proponents of music for the...

The path from piano to podium has become a fairly common one, as more and more performing artists—not just pianists—decide to take up the baton. The...

Not every day brings two CDs of Russian piano transcriptions, and if it did, how likely is it that both pianists play their own paraphrase of...

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