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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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Although John McDonald likes to describe himself as "a composer who tries to play the piano and a pianist who tries to compose," the Fanfare

Jerome Kitzke has been a fixture of the New York (and American) new music scene for decades now, yet he seems to remain eternally young and...


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Caroline Hartig is a world-famous clarinetist who is professor of clarinet at The Ohio State University and who performs in prestigious venues throughout the United States...

Your bio says that your musical career started as a boy chorister in Helsinki Cathedral. Is there a rigorous men-and-boys choir tradition in Finland like that...

The horn is a notoriously difficult instrument to master, yet Steven Gross has distinguished himself not only as an orchestra principal, but also as a soloist...

Stephen Douglas Burton has given himself a formidable task in setting the later poetry of Sylvia Plath. This is poetry from the era before Prozac, when...


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Reading Catherine Gordeladze’s online bio is like encountering a fairy tale rise to fame in the former Soviet Union. Born in Tblisi, Georgia in 1971, she...

Peter Lightfoot has been singing opera, art songs, and folk songs for many years, so it’s good to see that he has a new recording out....

Twenty-five years ago, James Ginsburg started Cedille Records as a non-profit company that would record musicians of the Chicago area. Cedille is committed to high-quality production,...

In September I was informed by officials at Naxos of America that they would no longer provide Fanfare with more than one copy of each of...

While the idea of a disc devoted to extended flute technique as exploited by contemporary composers might seem daunting, as well as a decidedly niche market...

According to the composer’s addendum to the program notes on this album, Jorge Grundman has “always wondered why, during Holy Week, so many works are programmed...

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