Classical Reviews/Composers & Works

26 interviews, and over 500 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 704-page issue!

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The Escher String Quartet, founded in 2005, consists of Adam Barnett-Hart, Wu Jie, Pierre Lapointe, and Dane Johansen. They are Artists of The Chamber Music Society...

Julius Röntgen (1855–1932) was known in Holland as a pianist and as a very minor composer, whose music received performances merely because of his association with...


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From his name, I had always assumed that Philippe Quint was French, but he is actually a Russian-born American and a product of the Juilliard School,...

I last heard this recording in the Spring of 1953 on 78s. At the time, perhaps impressed by its vitality, I thought highly of it, but...

Managing your career path has become a primary focus for young soloists, and Canadian-born Stewart Goodyear provides a perfect model in the age of Twitter. Personal...

This CD contains some of the most exciting, indeed electrifying, Liszt playing I’ve personally experienced. Widely read critic Bryce Morrison said of Muller’s Chopin Recital


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Still in his teens and not yet thoroughly schooled in the finer points of music theory, Robert Schumann declared his adolescent emancipation by composing a number...

The Mieczysław Weinberg (or Mieczysław Wajnberg, Moisey Weinberg, or Moisey Vainberg) saga continues with this fine release from Toccata Classics. Both of the works on this...

I am trying to figure out what it is about these readings that displeases me, particularly given the fact that I have enjoyed some of Gardner’s...

This CD represents Volume One of the Columbia Mozart symphonies Thomas Beecham recorded in the studio with the Royal Philharmonic between 1951 and 1954. It also...

The fact that Mahler was superstitious about ninth symphonies isn’t just a tragic irony, Indirectly we’re grateful, since his avoidance of Fate (on the assumption that...

The ostensible theme of this album is its title, Sacrifices . Mercifully, that isn’t mentioned in the liner notes, as it only holds true for two...