Issue 37:6
July/Aug 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Orchestral

Much as I enjoyed listening to this collection, and could be easily encouraged to go on at length about it, as you’ve probably guessed, these discs...

This is a welcome compilation of obscure works for piano and strings by 20th-century French composers. All four of the pieces are of their time, allying...

You know that favorite phrase of marketers, “Something for everyone.” Well, this disc is very nearly it. For the beginner, and for those whose musical taste...

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux (1921–1986) was a fixture of the concert and recording scene when I was growing up. His playing was impeccably clean in style,...

Rie Koyama is the daughter of Akio Koyama, a respected bassoonist and teacher whose recorded work I praised in Fanfare 33:5. Like her father before her,...

Jaap Schröder is one of the more famous conductors of early music in the clinically accepted “historically informed” style, thus I was interested in hearing this...

This splendid new collection of violin concertos from Gil Shaham features familiar works, some of them established repertoire, alongside two (to me, at least) lesser-known works....

Even a cursory reading of the headnote will make it clear that Helicon’s digital remastering of recordings from the archives of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra needs...

From 1958 to 1972, Leonard Bernstein led 53 programs of Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic. All were televised nationally on CBS—and then internationally,...

The focus on this disc is one of the most interesting women who was trained at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice during the 18th century....

When we think of the early years of the 20th century, we see them in terms of musical experimentation and the beginnings of radical Modernism––but not...

These recordings were made by Deutsche Grammophon in Berlin in April 1939, and we would probably be better off just not to think about the political...

Thomas Beecham, the saying used to go in London, conducted “red hot.” But Victor de Sabata was “white hot.” I thought of this as I listened...

As with many discs of concert band music, this one features an eclectic and intriguing mix of works in contrasting styles, three by well-established figures and...

When most people think of Vienna during the 18th century, the immediate thought is of Mozart or Haydn, or perhaps even others of their generation. It...

My admiration for the violinist, film maker, polyglot, and groupie, I thought, knew no bounds, but I’ve never once felt that what we really need in...