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13 interviews, and over 500 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 608-page issue!

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It’s good to check in from time to time, in case classic recordings have begun to rust. The Italian reissue label IDIS, taking advantage of liberal...

Szell recorded both of these works more than once, and those recordings are highly regarded. Indeed, collectors particularly value a Concertgebouw Dvořák Eighth Symphony of his....


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Gardiner once described Monteverdi as the “Shakespeare of music.” There is something oddly Shakespearean about the vespers, for sure: The chatty vocal exchanges, the grandly ironic...

On the basis of notoriety alone this recording deserves enshrinement in the Classical Hall of Fame. Virtually every serious collector knows, or knows of, “the Mengelberg...


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