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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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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...

A look through the recital and concert schedule of any major music school is a reminder of what a wealth of musical experiences such an environment...


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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,” ...

By far one of the most fascinating releases to have come my way for a long time, Michael J. Evans’s CIPHER is a heady, often discombobulating...

I caught up with Jonathan Cohler—clarinetist, conductor, teacher, and record-company executive—at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2014 in Baton Rouge, where he appeared as an invited...

“Do you really want to know? It took me four years to put together,” the vivacious mezzo laughs. “It was a very difficult project.” Difficult, perhaps,...


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Outstanding jazz talent can sometimes appear in unexpected places, and for me the discovery of pianist Bunny Beck was one of those. Her online resumé is...

Strat Andriotis is a Canadian composer and guitarist who has worked in many different types of music. These days, he is composing chamber music with an...

From whatever vantage point you wish to judge it, this recital by then-81-year-old Lowenthal is simply astounding, and not just because of his impeccable technical control....

All of the music on Jerome Lowenthal’s new Bridge release is by composers who have been active in the lifetime of this veteran American pianist. In...

As promised at the end of my interview with John Axelrod in 37:3, here is the follow-up interview and review, covering John’s wrap-up of his Brahms...

Richard Locker has stretched the definition of his concept in order to fit some of these pieces in. Schubert’s “Serenade” and Massenet’s Élégie are here because...