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26 interviews, and over 500 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 704-page issue!

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Palisades Virtuosi specializes in music for flute, clarinet, and piano, still not a very commonly encountered combination, although its members certainly done their share to remedy...

Joel Fan is one of those pianists who seem to have the technical ability and the intellectual breadth to play just about anything they want. His career to date...


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Chamorel, who wrote his own liner notes, says that “The Concerto No. 2 … is structured in a surprisingly similar fashion to that of op. 25,” ...

On this disc guitarist Frank Wallace writes melodic music that charms the ear of the listener. His first selection, the title piece Gargoyles , was written...

I would hazard a guess that, unlike most other instruments, the majority of those who have composed for the guitar have also played the instrument to...

Here is one of the most interesting and most valuable CDs ever to come my way. It is also one of the most frustrating. Thirty-two of...


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This CD is titled Beyond Vernon Duke because the compositions heard here are all by his alter ego, classical composer Vladimir Dukelsky, which was his real...

Lester Seigel, the founder and choral director of Sursum Corda, has chosen a widely varied program for his group’s Christmas album. It opens with a joyous...

Iskander Zakirov is a native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He began his musical education at the age of five, and at six entered the Uspensky Music Lyceum...

Lisa Yui’s new DVD/Blu-ray Beethoven recording not only includes illuminating performances of four familiar sonatas, but also commentary on each—commentary in which she appears as a...

For most of her energetic and versatile career, Boston-based soprano Barbara Winchester has demonstrated a special fascination for and a deep commitment to both vocal chamber...

Composer/multi-instrumentalist and singer Frank Wallace has founded and directed festivals, won competitions and received awards, and recorded 22 LPs, CDs, and EPs. He’s written many songs,...