Issue 38:5
May/June 2015
Magazine Contents

Collections: Instrumental

With the not-entirely original intent of broadening the limited solo bassoon repertoire, bassoonist Massimo Data and pianist Piero Barbareschi offer a collection made up largely of...

Clarinetist Emma Johnson produced a remarkable run of recordings for the ASV label from soon after being named BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1984...

Solo Me is a 2014 recording by Atlanta, Georgia-based teacher and guitarist Johnna Jeong, whose expertise includes not only classical music but also jazz, blues, Latin,...

On this disc, Australian guitarist Bradley Kunda plays a variety of music from five very different composers. He has a refined technique and the ability to...

As with Volume 10 in this series (see my review in 36:6), this volume 13 is a miscellany of mostly obscure figures. In this instance, however,...

Pay no attention to the listings of works that appear on the back and booklet of this CD! Evidently, there was some plan to release a...

This is one of those frustrating discs to review because it cannot be easily summarized. On the plus side, the repertoire is an imaginative and engaging...

Charisse Baldoria’s approach to programming is creative, imaginative, and insightful, and her playing is warm and subtle. Baldoria is the director of Bloomsburg University’s piano department...

A fascinating meeting of Philippina pianist Charisse Baldoria and Spanish piano music (with a couple of exceptions), this disc offers an extra slant on the ever...

The engaging and accomplished pianist Charisse Baldoria tells us that the themes of this recital are memory, passion, and imagination. The memory is of the three...

Though I’ve come across the name Stephen Beus before, this is the first real exposure that I’ve had to his music-making. Being born and raised on...

Available directly from marstonrecords.com This six-disc set is a compilation of huge importance for all lovers of the piano. Although among many connoisseurs of the keyboard...

In 2004, Marston Records released Volume 1 of what promised to be a series of live recordings by Jorge Bolet. If anyone needed and deserved such...

Gloria Cheng is one of the most adept and indefatigable champions of modern music for the piano and one of the few who can make the...

The globalization of music continues apace, as evidenced in this disc of Russian music performed by a Japanese pianist on a French label, and it is...

As pianist Stefan Litwin explains in the revealing and thought-provoking interview included in the CD booklet, the program’s title— Sonata and Destructions , borrowed from a...

Sviatoslav Richter almost single-handedly brought Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition from a place of relative obscurity into the standard literature of the piano. He did this...

Greek-born but Russian-trained, Panagiotis Trochopoulos is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, where he was a student of Nikolai Petrov. Except for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s...

The subtitle of the present CD sums up what is offered here, namely a recital of seven new works by six composers born in the time...

Violinist Tomás Cotik explains in the notes to Centaur’s collection that he plays Telemann’s and Bach’s works with a Baroque bow that offers him effortless transparency....

This disc is a fascinating experiment that works. Russian violinist Dunja Lavrova, having been weaned on and loving the sound of old Jascha Heifetz recordings, decided...

Barbara Zalaznik Matos, who has been a member of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra for more than a decade, is now beginning to concentrate on a solo...

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