Classical Reviews/Ensemble

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

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Crystal Records, under the sure hand of owner Peter Christ, long ago established itself as the leading label for recordings of wind music, even though the...

The ostensible title of this disc is Paris 1937 , but the date doesn’t refer to premieres or compositions. It’s simply the year that bassoonist Fernand...


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The Fifth House Ensemble is a large, extremely capable group of Chicago-based chamber musicians who play a great deal of 21st-century music. Alex Shapiro’s 2011

The Eben Trio consists of Terezie Fialová, piano; Roman Patočka, violin; and Markéta Kubínová Vrbková, cello. A recent ensemble of young musicians, it has won its...

The Double Entendre Music Ensemble opens its CD with a puzzle. Timothy Dwight Edwards' Canon XV: in diatessara supra a six (at the fourth above in...

This is an imaginative and coherent program of string trios from the early part of the last century; all four composers were born within a nine-year...


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GliArchiEnsemble is, as its name implies, an Italian string ensemble; its 11 members, judging from the booklet photo, are mostly young and, interestingly, all male. In...

The Kaleidos Duo’s recital of music, by Italian composers who hadn’t fully embraced what now again seem like the experimental techniques of the Second Viennese School,...

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