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10 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 512-page issue!

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Today we’re talking about two new releases: the first a CD titled Rumbarroco after the name of your group; the second a CD containing a generous...

Bushkova and Kharitonov’s new CD brings us the fascinating music of Robert Kahn. Bushkova is a virtuoso violinist who emigrated from Russia to America in the...


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Matthew Bengtson, whose devotion to the music of Scriabin is equaled only by his authority as a leading harpsichordist and fortepianist, has been turning the heads...

The fascinating possibilities of Paganini’s 24th Caprice are given a contemporary twist by seven composers, each commissioned by pianist Christopher McKiggan to take up where Rachmaninoff,...

This release gets four gold stars: one for Portland, Maine-born composer James Woodman (b. 1957), one for organist Erik Simmons, one for the Marcussen organ at...

There is a fascinating idea behind this disc: an exploration of how the West has interpreted the East, and the West’s attitudes and misconceptions. The booklet...


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Originally from Costa Rica, Guido Sánchez-Portuguez won the Prize for Best Performance of the Compulsory Work at the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in 2008....

Messiaen is one of those composers who regularly crosses the line between nearly naïve simplicity and staggering complexity. I mean no disrespect to him or to...

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...

A few years back (2010, Fanfare 33:6 to be specific) in a review of this same music performed by Kai Schumacher, I mused about how one...

In an interview with Jerry Dubins in Fanfare 37:1, composer Kenneth Fuchs refers to the frequency with which he has returned to the written word for...

Dividing a CD between two composers as divergent as Schubert and Debussy gives the impression of a recital program, which is what Jeffryes is aiming at....

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