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14 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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When Hyperion reissued its groundbreaking 40-CD series of Schubert’s complete Lieder and part-songs as a boxed set in 2005, considerable regret and even annoyance was expressed...

Robert Watt was the first African-American horn player to win a position in a major American orchestra. In 1970, at the age of 22, he was...


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The premise of this book is that one experiences Leonard Bernstein largely through his own compositions, and Kenneth LaFave makes it clear that this was a...

Of all the sobriquets Joseph Martin Kraus (1756–1792) has had to suffer after his death, that of being “the Swedish Mozart” is perhaps the least apt,...

We all know what a powerful force music can be in film. Stanley Kubrick himself noted that “the thing a film does best is...

The authors of this book rightly observe that in the history of music in Britain in any period, military music is ignored. This observation applies beyond...


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