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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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Trondheim, about halfway along the length of Norway, has been a major trading center since Medieval times. Originally called Kaupangen (or Market Meadow), it eventually became...

The American Horn Quartet (AHQ) consists of four Americans. Always has. Still does. Why mention this? Because look what became of the Tokyo String Quartet. When...


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Sophia Agranovich is a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics. Her playing is full of lavish gestures and she is comfortable...

Michael John Trotta has had a busy and adventurous year. The 38-year-old composer has just released his debut recording, Mystical Voices , with 17 of his...

These two fascinating discs showcase the talents of saxophonist Glen Gillis. In fact the first disc opens with one of his own compositions, Elegy Cadenza

In August of 2013 I found myself in London for a week and decided to attend a couple of the Promenade concerts. One, in the smaller...


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On January 21, 2015, I sat down with Stuart Saunders Smith at his home in Vermont to talk about his extensive career as a composer, his...

In his music, American composer Paul Reale seeks to be original, but not novel. Many readers I suspect will not have considered, as Reale has (encompassed...

“The schism between composer and audience … is the fault of neither the composer nor the audience. The problem is with the performer who has forgotten,...

In countries with smaller populations—and Norway has just over 5 million people, with a fairly low average population density—a few prominent individuals and institutions can make...

Soprano Maria Knapik has recently embraced a new artistic mission. With the release of her and pianist Michel Brousseau’s new recording, Pieśni: Chopin’s Melodies, Opus 74...

I was delighted to hear that I would be interviewing Jai Jeffreyes, as his disc Hayner Resounding (review below) is both impressive and delightful. Before we...

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