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Joel Fan is one of those pianists who seem to have the technical ability and the intellectual breadth to play just about anything they want. His career to date...

Chamorel, who wrote his own liner notes, says that “The Concerto No. 2 … is structured in a surprisingly similar fashion to that of op. 25,” ...


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Surrounded by most original and eye-catching orange, brown, and blue packaging, harpsichordist Elaine Funaro’s new Christmas record brings the listener a variety of old and new...

Palisades Virtuosi specializes in music for flute, clarinet, and piano, still not a very commonly encountered combination, although its members certainly done their share to remedy...

My Want List for this past year is a vocal one, since opera, Lieder, and musical theater have always been my passions. I cannot imagine myself...

These Want Lists are difficult for me, because, Lord knows, I want everything . (It’s a good thing I share my house with no one except...


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On this disc guitarist Frank Wallace writes melodic music that charms the ear of the listener. His first selection, the title piece Gargoyles , was written...

I would hazard a guess that, unlike most other instruments, the majority of those who have composed for the guitar have also played the instrument to...

There are many ways one might divide the career of 60-year-old guitarist, teacher, and author Garrison Fewell, a career (and life) that nonetheless has its powerful...

Fanfare ’s editors always warn us to hold our Want Lists until our final review for the November/December issue has been written; I waited until six...

Due to my assumption a year ago of duties as assistant editor for Fanfare , I now have considerably less time available to review CDs and...

Here is one of the most interesting and most valuable CDs ever to come my way. It is also one of the most frustrating. Thirty-two of...


Joel Fan is one of those pianists who seem to have the technical ability and the intellectual breadth to play just about anything they want. His career to date...

Chamorel, who wrote his own liner notes, says that “The Concerto No. 2 … is structured in a surprisingly similar fashion to that of op. 25,” ...

My Want List for this past year is a vocal one, since opera, Lieder, and musical theater have always been my passions. I cannot imagine myself...

These Want Lists are difficult for me, because, Lord knows, I want everything . (It’s a good thing I share my house with no one except...

This remarkable recording of Gurrelieder was made in October 1953 for the Haydn Society (!) and funded by pianist Paul Jacobs, who was an avid fan...

I think I can claim to be reasonably well-enough travelled in Scandinavian music to be embarrassed by having to admit I had never heard of Ludvig...

One “s” or two? It’s rather like the case of Robert Casadesus who, when asked how he pronounced his name, is said to have replied that...

There are many ways one might divide the career of 60-year-old guitarist, teacher, and author Garrison Fewell, a career (and life) that nonetheless has its powerful...

Cube Metier is a collaborative British-Czech label that has issued 50 jazz albums, most of them of the traditional swing-bop variety. This is by no means...