Classical Reviews/Instrumental

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

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The subtitle of this disc is “Harpsichords in pre-Revolutionary Paris,” which of course serves as a rationale for the use by harpsichordist Giulia Nuti of a...

These four British 20th-century composers may not be widely known, but they should be familiar to anyone who has perused the Lyrita and Chandos catalogs. Lyrita...


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At the time I interviewed Susan Merdinger for the 37:4 issue of the magazine, her most recent album, recorded between 2011 and 2012, was devoted to...

This first-rate recital is a testament both to Margaret Fingerhut’s exemplary musicianship and to her personal perseverance. As her performer’s note indicates, a variety of recent...

Cuban-born Manuel Barrueco has steadily risen in the ranks of the classical guitar world to become one its foremost players and proponents of music for the...

The path from piano to podium has become a fairly common one, as more and more performing artists—not just pianists—decide to take up the baton. The...


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Not every day brings two CDs of Russian piano transcriptions, and if it did, how likely is it that both pianists play their own paraphrase of...

Giovanni Guglielmo’s and the Orchestra Barocca Andrea Palladio’s compilation of works written by Giuseppe Tartini and members of his School of Nations begins with one of...

It is claimed that the Martucci is receiving its first commercial recording here, and I assume that the three contributions—very much in a Lisztian/Thalbergian style, by...

Percussionist Lynn Vartan, here playing primarily the marimba on this CD, has worked as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Green Umbrella Series, and the...

Since they inaugurated their own label in 2010, Steinway & Sons has become a gilt-edged venue for pianists. Just as gilt-edged in this age of young...

Peter Whelen, the principal bassoonist for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, is also the professor of Baroque bassoon at the Guildhall School of Music, and founder and...