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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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...


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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...

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,...

The “original music for violin and guitar” in the program assembled by violinist Gilles Colliard and guitarist Augustín Maruri all comes from early 19th century, and...


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I like great sound quality in a recording as much as the next guy, but when it comes down to sound or performance, I always value...