Issue 37:6
July/Aug 2014
Magazine Contents

Feature Articles

CB: Looking through the Fanfare Archive in preparation for today’s talk, I discovered that there are 22 separate entries for you, including four interviews. You may...

Bach probably composed his Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041, and his Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, between...

This MJA recording of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons gives the listener a great deal of interesting information on the individual pieces. Each of the seasonal concertos...

The late conductor James Sadewhite said that there are many great players, but only a few get to become famous. Michael Antonello is a great player...

Johannes Brahms wrote the three sonatas on this disc during the height of his popularity. The 1868 premiere of his German Requiem confirmed his reputation as...

For many people, Jon Appleton will be inextricably linked with the Synclavier. But as the following interview and the reviews of his discs show, there are...

As promised at the end of my interview with John Axelrod in 37:3, here is the follow-up interview and review, covering John’s wrap-up of his Brahms...

It was only a little over a year ago that I interviewed David Bernard for the magazine’s May-June 2013 issue (36: 5). Since then, he has...

Writing about a new integral cycle of the Beethoven symphonies is a difficult assignment, difficult because with so many that have come before it, one wonders...

These performances are not a cycle recorded over a brief span of time but rather a collection drawn from concerts that took place over an extended...

There is an important Beethoven conductor in New York, but it’s not James Levine or Alan Gilbert. It’s David Bernard. His cycle of the complete symphonies...

Q: I must say that I enjoyed your CD immensely. Because of your wonderful playing, and the use of a period instrument, I felt as if...

Sylvia Berry’s official web site, sylviaberry.org, confirms that this her recording debut, which I already suspected when she didn’t show up in the Fanfare Archive and...

Sylvia Berry’s performances of the Haydn keyboard works on this disc are highly polished and deeply satisfying from an emotional and stylistic perspective. I am not...

Pianist Füreya Ünal and clarinetist Virginia Figueiredo are the artistic directors of the Divan Consort, a new music ensemble dedicated to playing 20th- and 21st-century pieces...

This is a most enjoyable and stimulating disc. Turkish composer Özkan Manav (b. 1967) studied with the well-known (although not well known enough) Turkish composer Saygun....

The Los Angeles-based Divan Consort was founded by Turkish pianist Füreya Ünal and Portuguese clarinetist Virginia Figueiredo. According to the booklet note, “The ensemble is dedicated...

Brian Dykstra loves ragtime. Bitten by the ragtime bug in the early 1970s, when Joshua Rifkin recreated Scott Joplin rags, Gunther Schuller recreated The Red Back...

I interviewed pianist/composer Brian Dykstra in Fanfare 35:6, at which time two CDs featuring his concert rags were very favorably received by Lynn René Bayley, Barry...

Apparently the main thing that Brian Dykstra accomplished by setting the parameters for this program was to eliminate Scott Joplin’s signature piece, Maple Leaf Rag

If you love ragtime for its “joy, energy, and jaunty bounce,” to borrow Brian Dykstra’s words, your enthusiasm probably began where his did, with the groundbreaking...

The twofer of songs by Californian-born composer Alva Henderson (reviewed below) speaks of a major talent, and of a composer who is infinitely attuned to the...

This is a dual-CD set of songs by Alva Henderson, a left-coast composer (born in San Luis Obispo, California) who studied voice as a teenager as...

Given his four operas to date (one of which is reviewed below) plus the plethora of songs under review here, Californian composer Alva Henderson is clearly...

For those who are familiar with Dick Hyman, nearly anything he records, even if a re-creation of a jazz pianist long gone, is an event worth...

These two discs were sent my way for review as an addendum to the more recent set reviewed above. Both CDs were released in 1996, but...

Aspiring polymath Lars David Kellner—he’s a doctor and biological researcher as well as a pianist—recently visited Fanfare to tell us about his latest CD release, an...

The German pianist Lars David Kellner, who also acquired his degree in medicine in 2000, has numerous artistic interests, ranging from the piano music of Prokofiev...

Lynn Klock may well be one of the most self-effacing artists of stature I’ve ever met. While always gracious and responsive, he gave the distinct impression...

Professor of saxophone at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Lynn Klock inspired the first of the pieces we hear here, Samuel P. Hazo’s Concerto for Alto...

All of the music on Jerome Lowenthal’s new Bridge release is by composers who have been active in the lifetime of this veteran American pianist. In...