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The modern Mahler revival began in the 1960s, and some recordings from that era have managed to survive all but unchallenged. That’s certainly true of Otto...

Toronto-born and educated lyric soprano Alessandra Paonessa is a young artist with a vision. Involved with singing from her youth, Paonessa is exploring different venues and...


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Anyone encountering this delightful book for the first time will be tempted to think it misplaced in our pages—a leadership guide for the organization man expressed...

Young Canadian soprano Alessandra Paonessa has produced a graceful debut recording that showcases her refined lyric soprano and her interest in classical crossover music with a...

The American cellist James Kreger has been a figure on our musical scene for several decades. A Tchaikovsky Competition laureate, he has a large repertoire of...

The interpretive demands of Scriabin’s music do not forgive those who fail to account for its spiritual dimensions, or probe the relation between his compositional techniques...


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The epithet of Musical Ambassador for composer-pianist Malek Jandali is not original with me: He has been recognized by numerous organizations for his building of musical...

Today we’re talking about two new releases: the first a CD titled Rumbarroco after the name of your group; the second a CD containing a generous...

Bushkova and Kharitonov’s new CD brings us the fascinating music of Robert Kahn. Bushkova is a virtuoso violinist who emigrated from Russia to America in the...

Matthew Bengtson, whose devotion to the music of Scriabin is equaled only by his authority as a leading harpsichordist and fortepianist, has been turning the heads...

Here, complete at last, is the Beethoven piano sonata cycle for our age, and it’s been an age in coming. In May 1975 Maurizio Pollini stepped...

The fascinating possibilities of Paganini’s 24th Caprice are given a contemporary twist by seven composers, each commissioned by pianist Christopher McKiggan to take up where Rachmaninoff,...


Toronto-born and educated lyric soprano Alessandra Paonessa is a young artist with a vision. Involved with singing from her youth, Paonessa is exploring different venues and...

Young Canadian soprano Alessandra Paonessa has produced a graceful debut recording that showcases her refined lyric soprano and her interest in classical crossover music with a...

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...

In over 10 years of preparing annual Want Lists, I can’t think of a year that has been more exasperating than this one. My five allowed...

The modern Mahler revival began in the 1960s, and some recordings from that era have managed to survive all but unchallenged. That’s certainly true of Otto...

Here, complete at last, is the Beethoven piano sonata cycle for our age, and it’s been an age in coming. In May 1975 Maurizio Pollini stepped...

Anyone encountering this delightful book for the first time will be tempted to think it misplaced in our pages—a leadership guide for the organization man expressed...

It seems to be a rule: Biographies have to get fatter and fatter. In 1984, Christopher Hogwood took 312 pages to deal with Handel. In 2013,...

Born in Budapest in 1956, pianist Laszlo Gardony plays with a rich, two-handed style that can be as rippingly exciting as the eccentric pianism of one...

I’ve listened to several of Turn Left’s “jazz” CDs, and it seems to me that the Norwegians, or at least those Norwegians who record for this...


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