Classical Reviews/Composers & Works

17 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 576-page issue!

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For many years, most performances of The Flying Dutchman followed the printed score of 1896, in which Felix Weingartner had tried to take into consideration all...

In this recording a talented, prolific pianist performs with a celebrated conductor in two Mozart masterpieces. It shouldn’t go wrong, and it doesn’t. There is grace...


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Exactly one year ago, in issue 36:5, I expressed only lukewarm enthusiasm for Martin Helmchen’s solo Schumann disc. I’d not heard (and still haven’t) the pianist’s...

Mark Obert-Thorn, who produced Pristine’s release of Bronislaw Huberman’s studio recordings of violin concertos by Bach and Mozart (No. 3) as well as a live performance...

This recording, taken from live performances of August 2008 when the opera was new, is the world premiere recording of Peter Eötvös’s Love and Other Demons,...

This recording presents an inexplicable rarity: a collection of all—with one exception—of Mahler’s settings for piano and voice of the German folk poems collected in Achim...


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Johann Sebastian Bach’s music for lute has been something of a question mark. It is known that one of his friends was Silvius Leopold Weiss, and...

Volume 56 of Naïve’s series Tesori del Piemonte constitutes the first volume of Antonio Vivaldi’s double violin concertos in The Vivaldi Edition . Recorded in January...

Though I’ve not personally reviewed anything by Eric Zeisl in these pages before, a number of Fanfare ’s longtime contributors have, including James North, who, as...

This is a bit of a departure from Andrew Rose’s usual fare; at least it is from among his remastered Pristine recordings I’ve personally received for...

This release falls into the category of “Who’d Have Thunk It.” Though I’d come across his name before, my first actual encounter with the music of...

With this latest release in Vasily Petrenko’s Shostakovich cycle, he is two symphonies shy of the finish line; still to come are Nos. 13 and 14....