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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...

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...


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Iskander Zakirov is a native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He began his musical education at the age of five, and at six entered the Uspensky Music Lyceum...

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,” ...

Lisa Yui’s new DVD/Blu-ray Beethoven recording not only includes illuminating performances of four familiar sonatas, but also commentary on each—commentary in which she appears as a...

For most of her energetic and versatile career, Boston-based soprano Barbara Winchester has demonstrated a special fascination for and a deep commitment to both vocal chamber...


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Composer/multi-instrumentalist and singer Frank Wallace has founded and directed festivals, won competitions and received awards, and recorded 22 LPs, CDs, and EPs. He’s written many songs,...

Lithuanian pianist Rasa Vitkauskaite enjoys a very active career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and recording artist. By the time this interview is published, her...

Lester Seigel is the founder and leader of the Birmingham Alabama choral group Sursum Corda. It is most unusual in that it comprises a mixture of...

One of the perks of writing for this august journal is being introduced to pianists one might not otherwise have encountered, and even, on occasion, interviewing...

There seems to be two ways to perform successfully cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach; either one applies a rough-and-tumble energy of the sort that began back...

I enjoyed Michael Antonello’s traversal of Bach’s violin concertos as much as any CD this year. Antonello’s playing features a wonderful blend of strength and tenderness,...


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...

Iskander Zakirov is a native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He began his musical education at the age of five, and at six entered the Uspensky Music Lyceum...

I enjoyed Michael Antonello’s traversal of Bach’s violin concertos as much as any CD this year. Antonello’s playing features a wonderful blend of strength and tenderness,...

Last year, few releases turned up regularly for listening in my household, once they were reviewed. The reverse holds true over the last 12 months. Compiling...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

This is a disc of straightahead, mainstream jazz by trumpeter Bergalli and pianist Navarro, two older statesmen of the music. Bergalli plays somewhat in the style...