Issue 38:4
Mar/Apr 2015
Magazine Contents

Collections: Ensemble

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...

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...

There is much to enjoy here from husband-and-wife team Susan Merdinger and Steven Greene. The program is carefully selected and works well as a straight-through listening...

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...

Available from Amazon.com and iTunes. By now just about everyone in the horn world knows Sarah Willis, or knows about her—the American-born, first female horn player...

The Saxon Wind Philharmonic (or the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, depending on what part of the booklet you believe) is a Leipzig-based municipal orchestra, founded in...

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...

On crisp autumn nights, when musicians from the Seattle Symphony sit around a campfire made from discarded conductors’ batons (as they are wont to do), double...

This important collection is the third in a series from Chicago’s Cedille label which explores the music of Jewish cabaret both in Europe and in exile....

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...

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