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6 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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One of the perks of being asked to write interviews for Fanfare is that you are often introduced to composers and musicians with whom you were...

Fanfare readers have met Barbara Harbach in interviews by Robert Schulslaper in 33:3 and Colin Clarke in 35:6. In the latter issue, I also reviewed three...


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INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song is the most personal of all my discs,” soprano Patrice Michaels confides about her new June release on the Cedille...

Sylvia Berry’s official web site, sylviaberry.org, confirms that this her recording debut, which I already suspected when she didn’t show up in the Fanfare Archive and...

These performances are not a cycle recorded over a brief span of time but rather a collection drawn from concerts that took place over an extended...

A new CD on the UK Quartz label, Dance of Shadows (QTZ 2013), brings together an intriguing program for solo violin: Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata, op. 27/2,...


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The twofer of songs by Californian-born composer Alva Henderson (reviewed below) speaks of a major talent, and of a composer who is infinitely attuned to the...

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...

Anyone who has any interest at all in classical music in Scotland will very soon come across the name of John Purser. His BBC radio series...

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...