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25 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 640-page issue!

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A celebration of the trumpet in all its guises, this disc is a joy for brass players. The story behind Jeffrey Homes’s Herald Emeritus Fanfare

Fiammetta Tarli and Ivo Varbanov, pianists and creative partners in life and work, have banded together with a dedicated team of recording and design professionals to...


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Available to download from richbarry.com Rich Barry is a guitarist with an exceptionally beautiful tone. He plays several different guitars on this recording, so it would...

The backstory to these four releases may actually turn out to be the front story; for at a time when record sales are purportedly at historic...

The first LP devoted entirely to saxophone concertos was issued by DG in 1971, as the notes to this intriguing album inform us, and the soloist...

This is a delightful CD, with more variety of musical styles and idioms than you might expect. Valarie Anderson is a very musical oboist who can...


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Before I kvel over Lisa Yui’s playing in these Beethoven sonatas—and there’s a lot to kvel about—let me first kvel about the commentaries she offers prior...

A shame the documentation is not better here: a single sheet with a paragraph on each composer’s music, and another with a biography of Zakirov. The...

Barbara Winchester, who teaches voice at the New England Conservatory of Music, recorded a live recital in 1993 and has since released it on compact disc....

As a stopgap against the virulent anti-Semitism in Vienna, Mahler converted to Christianity, albeit with a laissez-faire attitude (he’s quoted as saying that he “changed his...

As often as this seems to happen, it's still kind of freaky when it does. No sooner do I finish reviewing a new release than another...

Given that China is home to about a quarter of the world’s population, it might seem curious that there are so few of her composers who...

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