Issue 37:6
July/Aug 2014
Magazine Contents

Feature Articles

In his 69 years as a professional musician—he made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 13—Jerome Lowenthal has revealed himself to be a pianist...

George Rochberg’s Third Quartet had a tremendous impact when it was introduced in 1972. This was just toward the beginning of that ice-break when the influence...

From whatever vantage point you wish to judge it, this recital by then-81-year-old Lowenthal is simply astounding, and not just because of his impeccable technical control....

Spanish guitarist Agustín Maruri has compiled a substantial discography (26 CDs and counting), both as a soloist and in collaboration with his regular duo partner, cellist...

If, like me, you count yourself a lover of the classical guitar, these three albums—five CDs in all—will bring you over four hours’ worth of contented...

In 1990 British cellist Michael Jones and Spanish guitarist Agustín Maruri formed their cello and guitar duo. Since then, they have unearthed a great deal of...

The most important known date in the life of Luys de Narváez is 1538, when he published this collection of vihuela music in Valladolid, the capital...

Andrés Segovia (1893–1987), the father of the modern classical guitar movement, composed music for his instrument but never included any of his own pieces on his...

A new CD on the UK Quartz label, Dance of Shadows (QTZ 2013), brings together an intriguing program for solo violin: Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata, op. 27/2,...

In just about every which way, this is not your ordinary offering. Roman Mints is clearly an independent spirit, as his previous offerings have shown. The...

Q: Thanks very much for talking with me today—it’s quite an honor. A: It’s my pleasure. Q: I have to say that in preparing for this...

Taken from the interview above: “The reason you’ve never heard of me as a composer is that I was pegged from the start as a performer...

While Anthony Newman the performer and recording artist has certainly overshadowed Anthony Newman the composer, the latter has been far from idle in his creative activity....

For those of us who discovered Bach in the 1970s, Anthony Newman was the man of the hour. His LPs of Book One of The Well...

Maria Newman is the youngest daughter of Hollywood composer and conductor Alfred Newman. Undaunted by the possibility of living in the shadow of such a legend,...

Here are four works by Maria Newman, the younger cousin of pop music icon Randy Newman and daughter of Alfred, long-time conductor of the Hollywood Bowl...

Ambitiously, this is part of a series 21st Century Classics —and only 14 years into that century. Still, it is good to know this music is...

Maria Newman, who recently turned 50, is the youngest daughter of renowned film composer and conductor Alfred Newman. (This means that she is a cousin of...

Warren Nicholson is a classical guitarist from Canada who won the 1997 Artists International Auditions and made his Weill Recital Hall solo debut the following year....

Available at allmusic.com, iTunes, and warrennicholsonguitar.com This independently produced CD features Canadian guitarist Warren Nicholson, of whom there is very little information available either in the...

Anyone who has any interest at all in classical music in Scotland will very soon come across the name of John Purser. His BBC radio series...

First reactions to a newly arrived CD based on outward appearances, like one’s reaction to a book cover, are often not a reliable guide to what...

Born in Glasgow in 1942, John Purser has the privilege of living on the Isle of Skye (if anyone reading this has been there, you will...

John Purser (b. 1942) is a Scottish composer, cellist, and musicologist who lives on the island of Skye and works for the Gaelic College—Sabhal Mòr Ostaig...

All right, class: Hands up, anyone who knew that Charles-Marie Widor, famous for his organ symphonies, also wrote voluminously for the piano. The rest of you...

In the third volume of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, our narrator—just entering the elite social world—is seen at the Guermantes’ dinner party by M....

Obviously Widor is known as an organ composer, particularly of “that” Toccata. It is always a delight to encounter and explore other lesser-known aspects of composers’...

Guitarist/composer Matthew Sear may live in England but his musical horizons are boundless. An inveterate traveler, he keeps his ears open as he journeys, freely adding...

Judith Shatin, a Kenan Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, writes music that is satisfyingly challenging, music that forces listeners to face up to their own perceptions...

Judith Shatin is a true sound artist. She applies sound to the airwaves in the same way a painter applies colors to canvas. She is not...