Classical Reviews/Composers & Works

6 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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Ahmed Adnan Saygun (1907–1991) was the leading Turkish composer of his time. He utilized melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional Turkish music in large-scale orchestral and...

There is a considerable volume of music out there by Bohemian composer František Tůma (1704–1774), much of which remains to rediscovered. Trained in Prague, he moved...


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In Fanfare , 33:5, I reviewed Minds , an SACD released by Non Profit Music (0091) featuring violinist Ara Malikian and pianist Daniel del Pino and...

Alvin Lucier (b. 1931) has endured long enough to see the world (or at least a good part of it) come around to his way of...

From the beginning, I was doubtful about this project, in which classical guitarist David Chevallier essentially rewrites Dowland. But he has done this kind of thing...

It hasn’t been that long ( Fanfare 37:4, actually) since I reviewed an earlier disc in this series, one containing the 20th and 27th concertos. I...


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The mature Mozart piano concertos are, for me, the eternal apex of the format. From the Concerto No. 9 to the glorious final 27th, no two...

This is an embarrassing way to begin a review, but I’m honestly not sure whether this is Yoon-Hee Kim’s debut album, or if one of the...

This is not Ingrid Fliter’s debut album, but it does appear to be her Fanfare debut, for I find no prior entries for her in the...

My feelings about this release are many and complicated. It is the last in the long-running Opera in English series made and compiled by Chandos, as...

One never knows what to expect from Gergiev, but even given that unpredictability this seems unusually disappointing. The total timing might lead you to believe that...

A 40-something pianist/composer with an academic background in mathematics and physics and a doctorate in Technology and the Arts, as well as a 2013 recipient of...