Issue 37:6
July/Aug 2014
Magazine Contents

Collections: Instrumental

“First Italian cellist-composers” is pushing matters just a bit, given that, as Elinor Frey mentions, her recording spans roughly 75 years of music. It concludes with...

And the Michael Collins CDs keep coming; this is his eighth for Chandos, by my count, in the past three or four years. Volume 2 of...

This is a lovely and charming disc. The truly enticing work on this set is the Sonatine for Flute and Piano by none other than Walter...

The liner notes to this release are heavily laden with personal information about the harp’s reception in Renaissance Italy. We have lengthy quotes of praise for...

I must confess that I was not entirely grabbed by the title of this disc. To be sure, laments have been a staple of the keyboard...

Back in 36:6 I reviewed and recommended the previous release in this excellent series. There, I quibbled a bit that the choice of composers belied the...

The program on this enjoyable debut recording by 23-year-old pianist David Aladashvili was chosen according to a rubric almost certainly unprecedented in the history of recording....

The tragic, ill-fated life of György Cziffra brought his performing career more or less to an end by about 1980, though he lived another 14 years...

The history of 20th century classical music is, in large part, the story of composers in exile. Starting with the best known—Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Bartók, Hindemith, Milhaud,...

Nothing new about this concept; music inspired by, or transcriptions of, the music of Bach. But surely this never gets tired. The young Dutch pianist Hannes...

Available from CD Baby and Rhapsody or as downloads at Amazon.com Dr. Samuel Perez, a native of Puerto Rico, studied with Marilú Rappaport, Alicia Villar, Rosita...

It seems that Bach is so universal a figure that his music can be put next to just about anything and make an interesting and effective...

It’s become a commonplace programming tool to gently introduce contemporary music to unwilling or unknowing audiences by blending it with standard fare. And it’s obvious that...

If you received a CD of tuba music to review, would your first reaction be, “Oh boy! I can’t wait to hear this”? Neither would mine....

It’s so seldom that one hears, in the debut disc of any artist nowadays, artistry and commitment of this caliber. Here is a violinist with a...

The son of a New York Philharmonic concertmaster, John Corigliano composed his Sonata for Violin and Piano in 1963. The following year violinist Yoko Matsuda and...

Supraphon’s survey of music in 18th-century Prague includes two sonatas by František Benda, one by Carl Heinrich Graun that used to pass as a work by...