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

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It’s nice, for once, to see the pianist in an instrument-piano duo recital get top billing on a CD, and you’ll note that I’ve preserved that...

Off the top of my head, Ida Presti and Sharon Isbin are the only two female classical guitarists that come to mind. I’m sure there are...


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Charles Harold Bernstein, so say the notes, had a love of music as a child but had to give up the piano at age 19 when...

Haydn’s keyboard music evolved from nearly Bach to nearly Beethoven. By the time we drop in on him in 1776, the year he became the full-fledged...

In 35:2, I reviewed a Brahms CD by pianist Alexander Kobrin on Quartz. My impression was generally positive, though I felt the live recordings, made on...

A characteristic of Chopin’s music is that there are no wasted notes. Every note means something. Yet how often do we hear pianists in Chopin smudge...


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Elsewhere in Fanfare , I have written about Jeroen van Veen (b. 1969) as a faithful and highly able exponent of piano music in the Minimalist...

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AllMusic & Vimeo The kernel of this recital is the Barber: for years a part of Georgian-German Catherine Gordeladze’s repertoire,...

“God is a circle….He is the wheel on which we circle to our death.” So philosophizes the 17th-century Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz...

The Cantigas de Santa Maria is a collection of over 400 songs compiled between about 1270 and 1290 under the direction of King Alfonso X. Alfonso...

How much do you spend in a typical month on CDs? $25? $50? $100? And that’s after a process of prioritizing and winnowing down your choices...

A recent issue (37:5) carried an interview with Bradley Genevro, the conductor of the Wind Ensemble of Messiah College (located in Mechanicsburg, PA near the state...

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