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21 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 576-page issue!

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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...

John Purser (b. 1942) is a Scottish composer, cellist, and musicologist who lives on the island of Skye and works for the Gaelic College—Sabhal Mòr Ostaig...


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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...

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...

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...

Obviously Widor is known as an organ composer, particularly of “that” Toccata. It is always a delight to encounter and explore other lesser-known aspects of composers’...


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Maria Newman, who recently turned 50, is the youngest daughter of renowned film composer and conductor Alfred Newman. (This means that she is a cousin of...

In 1990 British cellist Michael Jones and Spanish guitarist Agustín Maruri formed their cello and guitar duo. Since then, they have unearthed a great deal of...

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....

Judith Shatin, a Kenan Professor of Music at the University of Virginia, writes music that is satisfyingly challenging, music that forces listeners to face up to their own perceptions...

All right, class: Hands up, anyone who knew that Charles-Marie Widor, famous for his organ symphonies, also wrote voluminously for the piano. The rest of you...

Warren Nicholson is a classical guitarist from Canada who won the 1997 Artists International Auditions and made his Weill Recital Hall solo debut the following year....