Classical Reviews/Ensemble

14 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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Few things are more amusing (or deeply annoying) to American listeners than non-Americans trying to affect an American accent. Among important British actors, only Kenneth Branagh...

The CD is pink, the album title provocative. The two young artists pose in photos like club kids with attitude. Good luck to DG in marketing...


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On this, Duo XXI’s second disc for Albany, violinist Anna Cromwell and cellist Mira Frisch perform some often lovely chamber music that, ironically, does not justify...

The melancholy title of this release, implying as it does the lives and hopes destroyed in the Holocaust, shouldn’t divert us from how entertaining the music-making...

It isn’t often that a band recording could be accused of thumping insufficiently. The London Symphonic Concert Band is a newly formed ensemble, with players drawn...

Still coming together now and then, after ending two decades of continuous performances and recordings, the four not-so-anonymous ladies have gradually turned away from the Middle...


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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...

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

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