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Ralph Vaughan Williams, middle aged, was an ambulance driver in World War I. A man scarred by war is screaming for peace, begging for peace (...

This is an inspired, antic staging of Stravinsky's enduring fable. L'histoire du soldat can be presented as a fairy tale suitable for children-I've seen it put...


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I imagine other listeners will have had my experience with Haydn’s piano sonatas. I first heard one in Glenn Gould’s driven youthful performance of the Sonata...

These recordings have been around almost for as long as there’s been dirt. They were originally recorded in Germany in 1966, released on LP in one...

Who or what is "The Feed-Back," and why is it listed in the composer's position in the above headnote? Well, the name is actually a pseudonym...

Including this release, there are only about 15 CDs in print devoted entirely to the music of the incredibly prolific Christoph Graupner (1683–1760), of which this...


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These readings of Brahms’s cello sonatas, recorded in 1998, are highly competent without being in any way exceptional. Cellist Whitfield plays sensitively enough, but doesn’t match...

Music from the 11th-century Winchester Troper has been recorded before, but this program focuses on Easter Sunday in April 1043, when King Edward (St. Edward the...

This is the second installment of a French cello sonatas series, performed by Julian Steckel and Paul Rivinius, two master musicians. Volume I contains the cello...

The idea behind Sounds Baroque’s Conversazioni series is to present a mix of secular cantatas and non-vocal chamber music such as would have been heard at...

I last reviewed music by Allen Anderson (b. 1951) 17 years ago, in Fanfare 20:4. At that point in time he had only recently joined the...

I’m not quite sure what BIS was thinking of when they issued these versions of the serenade and Excelsior! They already have superlative recordings of both,...


Ralph Vaughan Williams, middle aged, was an ambulance driver in World War I. A man scarred by war is screaming for peace, begging for peace (...

This is an inspired, antic staging of Stravinsky's enduring fable. L'histoire du soldat can be presented as a fairy tale suitable for children-I've seen it put...

The idea behind Sounds Baroque’s Conversazioni series is to present a mix of secular cantatas and non-vocal chamber music such as would have been heard at...

Xenia Löffler here follows her recent success with the brothers Graun with yet another winner, exploring the world of Vivaldi and his contemporaries. Alessandro Marcello’s exquisite...

The Eben Trio consists of Terezie Fialová, piano; Roman Patočka, violin; and Markéta Kubínová Vrbková, cello. A recent ensemble of young musicians, it has won its...

The Double Entendre Music Ensemble opens its CD with a puzzle. Timothy Dwight Edwards' Canon XV: in diatessara supra a six (at the fourth above in...

Don’t worry; I’d never heard of Howard Karp either. After thoroughly enjoying this wonderful collection of great solo piano music, played with tremendous flair and joy,...

Hidden treasure indeed! Violist or not, nearly every listener is bound to find something in this program to treasure, and who, besides possibly a few violists,...

War is a persistent fact of life—historians have counted 14,400 conflicts across the ages—but not many musical masterpieces have been written about it. Music exists to...

Elīna Garanča is a Latvian mezzo-soprano with a major international career, and conductor Chichon is married to her, so we are assured of true unity of...

One need do no more than listen to this excellent 16-voice chorus for a few minutes to accurately surmise that its director, Jamie Hitel, hails from...

Harmonia Sacra is a relatively new ensemble which sounds as if its members have all recently survived service as choral scholars in various Oxbridge college choirs....

Music from the 11th-century Winchester Troper has been recorded before, but this program focuses on Easter Sunday in April 1043, when King Edward (St. Edward the...

Where the music of the troubadours is concerned, there are a series of concerns that performers are faced with. Was the music meant to be accompanied...