Classical Reviews/Ensemble

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

Latest Music Reviews

GliArchiEnsemble is, as its name implies, an Italian string ensemble; its 11 members, judging from the booklet photo, are mostly young and, interestingly, all male. In...

The Kaleidos Duo’s recital of music, by Italian composers who hadn’t fully embraced what now again seem like the experimental techniques of the Second Viennese School,...


Recent Music Reviews

The “original music for violin and guitar” in the program assembled by violinist Gilles Colliard and guitarist Augustín Maruri all comes from early 19th century, and...

I like great sound quality in a recording as much as the next guy, but when it comes down to sound or performance, I always value...

This new album from Duo Gazzana appears to be a labor of love on behalf of Walton’s Toccata for violin and piano. It’s an early work,...