Classical Reviews/Ensemble

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

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This new album from Duo Gazzana appears to be a labor of love on behalf of Walton’s Toccata for violin and piano. It’s an early work,...

This is a lovely and stylish recording. The four French saxophonists who make up the Ellipsos Quartet are each virtuosos. They blend together beautifully with great...


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Massimo Martusciello has been the principal bassoonist of the Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra since 1989. Gennaro Spezza, principal clarinetist from that same year, left 10 years ago...

This is one of those lovely discs that comes along every so often, in which music from the 16th and 17th centuries is performed in a...

By the time this review appears in print, there’s no telling what the situation will hold, but as I write this Russia has recently “reclaimed” Crimea...

Joseph Gold’s reliably insightful and informative notes to Naxos’s fourth and final volume of Pablo Sarasate’s music for violin and piano—played again by Tianwa Yang and...


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Les Vents Français are Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Paul Meyer (clarinet), François Leleux (oboe), Gilbert Audin (bassoon), and Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)—spot the odd man out. Their two-disc...

La Tour, Tim Blackmore on recorders and harpsichord and Michel Cardin on lute and theorbo, has been with us before, in a program of Baroque Scottish...