Issue 37:5
May/June 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Instrumental

In 2011 and 2012 cellist Rhonda Rider was artist in residence at the Grand Canyon National Park. For her project, she invited 10 renowned composers to...

Sometimes upon receiving a disc in the mail for review, it’s hard not to wonder, “Why me?” Here is a program of works by mostly 20th-century...

This is a feast for clarinet lovers. Andrew Simon is principal clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and maintains an active international solo career. He plays...

This is a delightful disc, performed with real panache. Andrew Simon first displays his wares with a piece for solo clarinet dedicated to him, the

Andrew Simon is principal clarinet with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and pianist Warren Lee is a native of that city, and they have played many concerts...

Michael Lee’s liner notes for this remarkable disc indicate that Anthony Stoops “wants nothing less than to enlarge and intensify a corpus of solo double bass...

This collection will certainly appeal to flutists and those who love the instrument. The repertoire is fairly unusual for most music lovers (though probably not flutists),...

Jakob Lindberg here turns to familiar territory, and deals with it in exemplary, historically informed fashion. His phrasing is impeccable, and the articulation of multiple lines,...

The organ featured on this recording—two organs, actually—is an E. M. Skinner instrument now located in the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio....

Available from k8trills.com Kate Prestia-Schaub is known for her virtuosity on both flute and piccolo. On this disc she plays contemporary music for solo piccolo, some...

Once again the Swiss label Guild has reached out to a neighboring country (last time it was a group of English oboe concertos), this time to...

Only one name in this Gallic quartet was familiar to me, but not in his guise as a composer. The music of the great concert pianist...

As I write this review, I am imagining a conversation among the upper echelon of the German Genuin Gesellschaft: “ Ja, der verdammte Fanfare reviewer Canfield...

After the rave review (see 37:4, as well as for biographical details) given by colleague Jerry Dubins of two discs’ worth of James Brawn’s in-progress Beethoven...

The subtitle for this disc is Reinventing the Piano , and that’s not an overstatement. There are a couple of things to clear up at the...

Here is an interesting program centered on Robert and Clara Schumann’s close-knit circle of family and friends. With double entendre intended, you could call it a...

Theme recordings don’t always work, simply because the gimmick of the theme doesn’t always produce music of outstanding quality, but in this disc pianist Lewin seems...

Six mid-career composers—that is, all in their 40s or early 50s—offering recent works in a genre that combines an acoustic keyboard with electronic or computer-generated sound...

Last month I attended a colleague’s presentation, who started his talk by provoking attendees with the statement that in the compositional world everything has been already...

This is the same Xenia Pestova who just recorded Cage, and who played on the Naxos Mantra (Stockhausen) showcased in someone’s Want List. The work by...

First things first. This is not an album of a work by Matan Porat entitled Variations on a Theme by Scarlatti , though that’s what you...

Tharaud’s discography is more extensive than I thought it was when I sat down to listen to this disc. I suppose that he has, in fact,...

If you needed proof of the strength of orchestral musicians in the smaller cities of America, this disc will provide it. Jason Bergman is principal trumpet...

What do you think about when you prepare to hear an “encore?” A brief operatic pastiche, a transcribed song, a virtuoso sparkler? Probably you don’t think...

Rachel Podger, in her personal note in Channel Classics’ booklet, tells how her admiration for Bach’s Partita for Flute, BWV 1013, prompted her to play it...