Classical Reviews/Instrumental

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I requested this disc for review after being strongly impressed by Julian Bliss’s CD of Mozart and Nielsen concertos, which I reviewed last issue. This program...

The sudden, arresting gesture that opens Ed Bennett’s Gothic (2008) sets the scene for this disc. Clearly individual music, the gesture repeats time after time, with...


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This is one of those frustrating discs to review because it cannot be easily summarized. On the plus side, the repertoire is an imaginative and engaging...

This disc consists of three transfers from 78s and one live recording. The Bach-Busoni Chaconne and the Brahms Variations were rereleased twice on EMI in the...

These two discs of music from the British Isles for flute and piano reveal a staggering variety of approaches. The twofer is actually a set of...

What, I wondered, was a Russian composer’s piano sonata, showing no inclination towards variations technique, doing amidst three other works, all of which share the commonality...


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Back in 1997, John Sampen, professor of saxophone at Bowling Green State University since 1977, produced a CD of works for saxophone and electronics which offered...

Since a string of competition wins in the 1980s and 90s, Gianluca Campagnolo has carved out a wide-ranging career as a soloist, chamber musician, composer, teacher,...

In 2004, Marston Records released Volume 1 of what promised to be a series of live recordings by Jorge Bolet. If anyone needed and deserved such...

Lee Hinkle, who currently teaches at the University of Maryland in College Park, is obviously a very talented guy. In addition to his work as percussionist...

Canadian harpist Katrina Szederkényi, who graduated with distinction from the Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik in 2012, has won numerous prizes at international competitions in Austria, the...

The subtitle of the present CD sums up what is offered here, namely a recital of seven new works by six composers born in the time...

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