Issue 38:5
May/June 2015
Magazine Contents

Collections: Orchestral

I hope that the disc title did not cause anyone immediately to bypass this review as concerning an item of little or no interest, for this...

This disc brings together four representative guitar concertos of the past 25 years by Australian composers. Two of the works––the concertos by Richard Charlton (b. 1958)...

This is a touching commemoration of the late Claudio Abbado’s work with young musicians, featuring two of the orchestras he founded or co-founded; a third came...

This is an interesting release. I don’t recall any substantive recordings of film music from the silent era with an excellent orchestra and good sound. In...

This intriguing disc opens a box long forgotten that most of us never even knew existed. We are vaguely aware the music was an integral part...

Chaplin’s flappy shoes and Keaton’s stony face are now legends. The waddle, the smack, the leap, the bounce: they are all movements we know from the...

No label in the half century, since Decca brought us music of Vaughan Williams, Bliss, and Britten in the 1950s and 60s, has done more for...

When hostilities broke out in 1939, Jean Martinon became a combatant but was soon captured and made a prisoner of war by the Germans. After escaping...

I had the good fortune, last week, to see someone buy this CD in my local music shop. She studied the back of it for some...

Reviewing a 1947 concert by Leopold Stokowski and the New York Philharmonic, Virgil Thomson wrote, “Everything was played with a wondrous beauty of sound, with the...

One advantage of an orchestra having its own label is that the music director and artistic staff of that orchestra can decide what they want to...

German dancer Mary Wigman (1886–1973) achieved a few years of international celebrity and attention in the 1930s as the premier female modern dancer of her day,...

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