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One of the perks of being asked to write interviews for Fanfare is that you are often introduced to composers and musicians with whom you were...

In the record companies’ zeal to unearth music by Jewish composers who were hounded by the Nazis, Erwin (or Ervin) Schulhoff was one of those revived,...


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Fanfare readers have met Barbara Harbach in interviews by Robert Schulslaper in 33:3 and Colin Clarke in 35:6. In the latter issue, I also reviewed three...

INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song is the most personal of all my discs,” soprano Patrice Michaels confides about her new June release on the Cedille...

Sylvia Berry’s official web site, sylviaberry.org, confirms that this her recording debut, which I already suspected when she didn’t show up in the Fanfare Archive and...

These performances are not a cycle recorded over a brief span of time but rather a collection drawn from concerts that took place over an extended...


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This overblown and pretentious set is grandiosely titled Flying Under the Radar: The World of Robert Ackerman, Box 2. The liner notes indicate that Bob Ackerman,...

A new CD on the UK Quartz label, Dance of Shadows (QTZ 2013), brings together an intriguing program for solo violin: Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata, op. 27/2,...

The twofer of songs by Californian-born composer Alva Henderson (reviewed below) speaks of a major talent, and of a composer who is infinitely attuned to the...

John Purser (b. 1942) is a Scottish composer, cellist, and musicologist who lives on the island of Skye and works for the Gaelic College—Sabhal Mòr Ostaig...

Anyone who has any interest at all in classical music in Scotland will very soon come across the name of John Purser. His BBC radio series...

I interviewed pianist/composer Brian Dykstra in Fanfare 35:6, at which time two CDs featuring his concert rags were very favorably received by Lynn René Bayley, Barry...


One of the perks of being asked to write interviews for Fanfare is that you are often introduced to composers and musicians with whom you were...

Fanfare readers have met Barbara Harbach in interviews by Robert Schulslaper in 33:3 and Colin Clarke in 35:6. In the latter issue, I also reviewed three...

In the record companies’ zeal to unearth music by Jewish composers who were hounded by the Nazis, Erwin (or Ervin) Schulhoff was one of those revived,...

Although this set was released over two years ago, it only came to my attention more recently (and via a pirate clone on the Documents label...

This book is a rich, deep cultural and political history of Jews in central Europe, from about 1815 to the 1960s. Although centered about composers and...

The echoes of the Britten centenary are still with us. This frequently interesting, but occasionally disappointing, collection of 12 essays wants to look anew at Britten’s...

This overblown and pretentious set is grandiosely titled Flying Under the Radar: The World of Robert Ackerman, Box 2. The liner notes indicate that Bob Ackerman,...

I talked to pianist Vijay Iyer at the tail end of March after a long day for both of us. We met in the Cambridge apartment...