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Three years ago I reviewed an album of Spanish Songs of the Early Renaissance by La Morra (Ramée 1203; Fanfare 36:4), one of whose two source...

Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to review several operetta videos from the annual Lake Festival in Mörbisch, a small lakeside community...


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By 1922, Victor Herbert had seen the writing on the wall. The Jazz Age had descended on America with a crash and a drum roll, along...

Principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Albrecht Mayer adds to his already impressive discography this carefully researched and brilliantly played new CD of rarely heard concertos...

Anyone who loves masterful piano playing will give this release a celebratory welcome. By gathering together the seven LPs that Nelson Freire recorded for Columbia/CBS/Sony, the...

David Stanhope plays here in virtuosic fashion both Chopin’s Études and Godowsky’s Studies on Chopin’s Études, the later composer’s prickly commentary on those very short masterpieces....


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In its four previous releases devoted to the orchestral music of Swiss composer, pianist, and conductor Friz Brun, Guild has focused primarily upon his symphonies, covering...

The artistic force behind this most unusual album, the first collaboration between Japanese-born jazz pianist Takase (who has been living and working in Germany for decades)...

Hearing the eminent Bolshoi mezzo Elena Obraztsova onstage must have been akin to standing beside a wind machine, or more accurately, a tempest machine. Whatever its...

The subtitle of the present CD sums up what is offered here, namely a recital of seven new works by six composers born in the time...

This is Pristine’s second CD devoted to the music of Harl McDonald. The first was an absolute triumph, and this one is nearly as good. McDonald...

These four discs were first issued as Balades a III chans ( Fanfare 19:2), Fleurs de vertus, Chansons à la cour des Visconti (21:6), and


Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to review several operetta videos from the annual Lake Festival in Mörbisch, a small lakeside community...

By 1922, Victor Herbert had seen the writing on the wall. The Jazz Age had descended on America with a crash and a drum roll, along...

Principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Albrecht Mayer adds to his already impressive discography this carefully researched and brilliantly played new CD of rarely heard concertos...

Anyone who loves masterful piano playing will give this release a celebratory welcome. By gathering together the seven LPs that Nelson Freire recorded for Columbia/CBS/Sony, the...

The artistic force behind this most unusual album, the first collaboration between Japanese-born jazz pianist Takase (who has been living and working in Germany for decades)...

Many of the members of the Eastern Wind Symphony are College of New Jersey graduates, but this is not a collegiate group, drawing on a large...

The subtitle of the present CD sums up what is offered here, namely a recital of seven new works by six composers born in the time...

On this disc, Australian guitarist Bradley Kunda plays a variety of music from five very different composers. He has a refined technique and the ability to...

Hearing the eminent Bolshoi mezzo Elena Obraztsova onstage must have been akin to standing beside a wind machine, or more accurately, a tempest machine. Whatever its...

Marie-Eve Munger is a young French-Canadian soprano whose debut recording, Colorature , wins points for its resourceful programming. The program is tied together by the inclusion...

An “akafist” (more commonly spelled “akathist”), from which the choir performing here takes its name, is an Eastern Orthodox hymn dedicated to either a saint, a...

I don’t recall any disc containing six settings of the same text, in this case the Medieval sequence Stabat mater . I once wrote an article...

Three years ago I reviewed an album of Spanish Songs of the Early Renaissance by La Morra (Ramée 1203; Fanfare 36:4), one of whose two source...

These four discs were first issued as Balades a III chans ( Fanfare 19:2), Fleurs de vertus, Chansons à la cour des Visconti (21:6), and


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