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It’s so wonderful to hear the Turtle Island String Quartet once again, even though only two of the four musicians who play here (fonder-violinist David Balakrishnan...

The Cantigas de Santa Maria is a collection of over 400 songs compiled between about 1270 and 1290 under the direction of King Alfonso X. Alfonso...


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How much do you spend in a typical month on CDs? $25? $50? $100? And that’s after a process of prioritizing and winnowing down your choices...

A recent issue (37:5) carried an interview with Bradley Genevro, the conductor of the Wind Ensemble of Messiah College (located in Mechanicsburg, PA near the state...

Available at piano-appassionato.nl Dutch composer Herman Groenewegen (b. 1960) began studying flute at the age of eight. In piano and composition, however, he is self-taught. The...

We all know what a powerful force music can be in film. Stanley Kubrick himself noted that “the thing a film does best is...


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One of the recent cadre of musicians who have formed their own ensembles to record some of the nooks and crannies of the vast world of...

Once upon a time, Tim Page’s name could be found adorning Fanfare ’s masthead, but when he departed for other shores it was downhill all the...

Julian Lawrence Gargiulo is a talented pianist and composer whose works span the gap between jazz and the classics. No Smoking , his seventh compact disc,...

Made from Nothing, the new record label with the allusive name, is the brainchild of four friends—Sidney Corbett, Klaus Schöpp, Sebastian Hanusa, and Tino Schüllermann. Serious...

It is not often we get to speak with all the performers on a recording, but on the occasion of the release of Songs for Ladies...

I have been known to say that I’m even happy to have Bach played on a kazoo, just so that someone, somewhere, is playing Bach. But...


The Cantigas de Santa Maria is a collection of over 400 songs compiled between about 1270 and 1290 under the direction of King Alfonso X. Alfonso...

How much do you spend in a typical month on CDs? $25? $50? $100? And that’s after a process of prioritizing and winnowing down your choices...

The Metropolitan Opera has been smarting from the critical drubbing it endured for the Robert Lepage Ring cycle, introduced in 2010, so it’s gratifying to note...

Those sensational Singaporeans have done it again—turned in a recording of unfamiliar material with all the verve, panache, and technical perfection that have come to define...

I have been known to say that I’m even happy to have Bach played on a kazoo, just so that someone, somewhere, is playing Bach. But...

This recording has received two previous reviews in these pages, with rather different conclusions as to its merits. In 31:3 Burton Rothleder praised "a chamber orchestra...

We all know what a powerful force music can be in film. Stanley Kubrick himself noted that “the thing a film does best is...

The authors of this book rightly observe that in the history of music in Britain in any period, military music is ignored. This observation applies beyond...

It’s so wonderful to hear the Turtle Island String Quartet once again, even though only two of the four musicians who play here (fonder-violinist David Balakrishnan...

This is a reissue of one of Bud Powell’s better post-1954 sets. The liner notes tell us that one discographer has placed the second, longer set...


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