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En-Cor! is the new recording by The American Horn Quartet, whose members are Charles Putnam, Geoffrey Winter, Kristina Mascher, and Kerry Turner. They open their program...

Years ago Mikhail Bakhtin, the Russian philosopher and semiotician, set forth a complex theory of what he referred to as “Great Time.” In a nutshell the...


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When Hyperion reissued its groundbreaking 40-CD series of Schubert’s complete Lieder and part-songs as a boxed set in 2005, considerable regret and even annoyance was expressed...

Jazzhaus has built up quite an interesting and wide-ranging catalog of recordings based on European (and primarily German) radio recordings and live performances over the past...

The Library of America sets itself up as the equivalent of Pléiade editions in France, offering pocket volumes of classic writers (although few pockets are big...

Robert Watt was the first African-American horn player to win a position in a major American orchestra. In 1970, at the age of 22, he was...


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The development of Spectral music arose in France in the early 1970s through works by such composers as Gérard Grisey and Tristan Murail. In this music,...

When most people think of the concerts of the 18th century, they usually envision court ensembles whose composers, resident or imported, wrote works of generic scope...

Gardiner once described Monteverdi as the “Shakespeare of music.” There is something oddly Shakespearean about the vespers, for sure: The chatty vocal exchanges, the grandly ironic...

The premise of this book is that one experiences Leonard Bernstein largely through his own compositions, and Kenneth LaFave makes it clear that this was a...

Trondheim, about halfway along the length of Norway, has been a major trading center since Medieval times. Originally called Kaupangen (or Market Meadow), it eventually became...

The American Horn Quartet (AHQ) consists of four Americans. Always has. Still does. Why mention this? Because look what became of the Tokyo String Quartet. When...


En-Cor! is the new recording by The American Horn Quartet, whose members are Charles Putnam, Geoffrey Winter, Kristina Mascher, and Kerry Turner. They open their program...

Years ago Mikhail Bakhtin, the Russian philosopher and semiotician, set forth a complex theory of what he referred to as “Great Time.” In a nutshell the...

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...

Gardiner once described Monteverdi as the “Shakespeare of music.” There is something oddly Shakespearean about the vespers, for sure: The chatty vocal exchanges, the grandly ironic...

On the basis of notoriety alone this recording deserves enshrinement in the Classical Hall of Fame. Virtually every serious collector knows, or knows of, “the Mengelberg...

When Hyperion reissued its groundbreaking 40-CD series of Schubert’s complete Lieder and part-songs as a boxed set in 2005, considerable regret and even annoyance was expressed...

Robert Watt was the first African-American horn player to win a position in a major American orchestra. In 1970, at the age of 22, he was...

Jazzhaus has built up quite an interesting and wide-ranging catalog of recordings based on European (and primarily German) radio recordings and live performances over the past...

A virtuoso alto saxophonist, equally at home with bebop and various forms and styles of Latin music, Miguel Zenon has a bright brash sound and a...


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