Issue 37:5
May/June 2014
Magazine Contents

Feature Articles

The name of the British conductor Douglas Bostock will be a familiar one to Fanfare readers. Although his concert activity is mainly in Europe and Japan...

During my Années de pèlerinage throughout Europe looking for records for my customers, I must have gone to or through Switzerland at least a dozen times,...

Aargau, or Argovia in its anglicized form, is a northern canton of Switzerland. Germany borders on the north, Zurich is to the east, Lucerne to the...

To celebrate its 50th birthday, the Argovia Philharmonic (formerly the Aargau Symphony Orchestra) put on a gala featuring the work of five composers associated with the...

What a fascinating project! When one thinks of the 20th century, one always comes away remembering the more avant-garde figures—the Stravinskys, the Schoenbergs, the Bartóks, and...

Flutist Gerald V. (Jerry) Carey and cellist Tanya L. Carey have been married for 50 years. They are marking this momentous event with a beautiful recording...

Gerald and Tanya Carey met at the Eastman School and have been performing together for 50 years. Their CD Golden Celebration marks their half century as...

This album, aptly titled Golden Celebration , marks the 50th anniversary of music-making by the Carey Consort—husband and wife duo Gerald Carey, flute, and Tanya Carey,...

PB: Your repertoire obviously covers a broad range of music, going back to the Baroque, but on the basis of the two CDs at hand, you...

This program captures a remarkable chapter in American musical history. Arnold Schoenberg, staking his claim as a great man of European art music with his harmonic...

Although originally released in 2008, this disc apparently was never reviewed in Fanfare and is only now getting its due. It has an interesting premise, using...

The new disc from Messiah College Wind Ensemble, Stained Glass Windows (reviewed below), is a real jewel. The standard of performance is of the highest. The...

The San Francisco-based Alexander String Quartet is no stranger to these pages; this will be the third time that one or more of its members has...

The crisp, lively, and emotionally committed performance style of the Alexander Quartet has almost become a trademark in my home. I look forward to each and...

Completed in 1860, the first of Brahms’s two sextets is an effusive outpouring of youthful ardor that belies the age and life-experience of the 27-year-old composer...

Phrasing and articulation are always, and will forever be, at the heart and soul of any interpretation of any classical piece ever written. That is why...

Dr. Kerry Jennings is assistant professor of voice at DePauw University, where he teaches Applied Voice and Diction for Singers. An active member of the College...

A disc of American song cycles is to be welcomed, given the high standard of vocal writing that seems to come from the States in a...

This is a beautiful recital. It is appropriately called In My Memory , as all the songs deal with the recollection of times past. The program...

Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading bandmasters, Jerry Junkin holds both the Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the director of bands...

I was asked, at almost the 11th hour as far as my deadline was concerned, to review two box sets of jazz-oriented film scores, titled

This unique collection—at least I’ve never seen anything like it—will appeal to jazz buffs who also like French New Wave cinema. (It works the other way...

A strange, sad, lonely, and tormented man, enormously talented and gifted with good looks and charisma, Chet Baker set upon a path of personal self-destruction via...

These two amazing sets, issued in 2011 ( Film Noir ) and 2012 ( Beat, Square & Cool ), put in circulation near-perfect audio restorations of...

I will not take a great deal of Fanfare space for this disc, largely because it does not give very generously of itself, with just a...

It was back in 2004—issue 27:5, to be exact—that I first met pianist Eric Le Van, metaphorically speaking, on a Music & Arts CD, performing a...