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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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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...

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...


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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,” ...

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...

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...


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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,...

Lithuanian pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite enjoys a very active career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and recording artist. By the time this interview is published, her...

Lester Seigel is the founder and leader of the Birmingham Alabama choral group Sursum Corda. It is most unusual in that it comprises a mixture of...

One of the perks of writing for this august journal is being introduced to pianists one might not otherwise have encountered, and even, on occasion, interviewing...