Classical Reviews/Composers & Works

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

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On this disc, Arthur Schoonderwoerd performs on a so-called “tangent” piano with a chamber group chosen “on the basis of the original orchestral material from the...

This album was recorded by Harmonic in 1994, and offered as the third in a series Vellard recorded of Machaut’s works. It was subsequently licensed by...


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An associate professor of piano at Butler University, a founding member of the Oracle Trio, and a touring solo recitalist, Kate Boyd spent much of 2012...

Since coming together in 2009, the young musicians of the Amphion String Quartet (not to be confused with an earlier ensemble of the same name), have...

One must admire the enterprising Malibran company for releasing what is, to my knowledge, the first recording of Vincent d’Indy’s opera Fervaal . This was a...

Let’s recapitulate once more concerning the so-called “basset clarinet.” Anton Stadler, for whom Mozart wrote his works for clarinet, possessed instruments in A and B♭ that...


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Here is a tremendously interesting recording, a series of jazz-classical fusion pieces written by the world-renowned French pianist Martial Solal and played by Eric Ferrand-N’Kaoua. The...

This disc has everything one wants to love about a recording. The repertoire is new and inventively appealing. Each of the three composers accompanies the soprano...

Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater is an established work of genius by an acknowledged master and hardly needs an introduction here. It has had a number of...

As I sat down to write this review, I had to ask myself “What could I possibly say to persuade the serious collector that he or...

The War of the Spanish Succession was rather a disaster for Spain, which had been declining in power and prestige for almost a century. Bourbon King...

Bongiovanni again has put us in its debt by issuing this Messa a grande orchestra per quattro voci (Mass for large orchestra and four voices). Performed...

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