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For many years, most performances of The Flying Dutchman followed the printed score of 1896, in which Felix Weingartner had tried to take into consideration all...

In this recording a talented, prolific pianist performs with a celebrated conductor in two Mozart masterpieces. It shouldn’t go wrong, and it doesn’t. There is grace...


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Exactly one year ago, in issue 36:5, I expressed only lukewarm enthusiasm for Martin Helmchen’s solo Schumann disc. I’d not heard (and still haven’t) the pianist’s...

Mark Obert-Thorn, who produced Pristine’s release of Bronislaw Huberman’s studio recordings of violin concertos by Bach and Mozart (No. 3) as well as a live performance...

This recording, taken from live performances of August 2008 when the opera was new, is the world premiere recording of Peter Eötvös’s Love and Other Demons,...

This recording presents an inexplicable rarity: a collection of all—with one exception—of Mahler’s settings for piano and voice of the German folk poems collected in Achim...


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Johann Sebastian Bach’s music for lute has been something of a question mark. It is known that one of his friends was Silvius Leopold Weiss, and...

Available from k8trills.com Kate Prestia-Schaub is known for her virtuosity on both flute and piccolo. On this disc she plays contemporary music for solo piccolo, some...

Volume 56 of Naïve’s series Tesori del Piemonte constitutes the first volume of Antonio Vivaldi’s double violin concertos in The Vivaldi Edition . Recorded in January...

Though I’ve not personally reviewed anything by Eric Zeisl in these pages before, a number of Fanfare ’s longtime contributors have, including James North, who, as...

This is a bit of a departure from Andrew Rose’s usual fare; at least it is from among his remastered Pristine recordings I’ve personally received for...

In 2011 and 2012 cellist Rhonda Rider was artist in residence at the Grand Canyon National Park. For her project, she invited 10 renowned composers to...


For many years, most performances of The Flying Dutchman followed the printed score of 1896, in which Felix Weingartner had tried to take into consideration all...

In this recording a talented, prolific pianist performs with a celebrated conductor in two Mozart masterpieces. It shouldn’t go wrong, and it doesn’t. There is grace...

A film by Bruno Le Jean I really wanted to like this film. I’ve been a fan of gypsy swing for many years, and the various...

There is no denying that Newton Classics is offering, in this two-CD set of music for double bass and orchestra, repertoire that is under-served in the...

Evgenia-Maria Popova was one of the last pupils of famed violinist Leonid Kogan (1924–1982) while Dimitar Penkov is considered one of Bulgaria’s finest string players, winning...

Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair formed the Zehetmair Quartet in 1994. The members usually learn one new program per year and perform all works from...

Available from k8trills.com Kate Prestia-Schaub is known for her virtuosity on both flute and piccolo. On this disc she plays contemporary music for solo piccolo, some...

In 2011 and 2012 cellist Rhonda Rider was artist in residence at the Grand Canyon National Park. For her project, she invited 10 renowned composers to...

Jean Danton is a classically trained soprano who can also put a show tune across the footlights in fine style. Her diction is truly magnificent and...

What a strange conglomeration of a disc this is, starting and finishing with very “serious” song cycles by Britten and Liszt, in between turning into an...

Back in 2009, J. F. Weber reviewed the first volume in this series ( Fanfare 33:2). Browne, Lambe, Davy, and Cornysh were also featured; only Fawkyner...

Inspired by engagement with the natural world, this disc presents song cycles or individual songs celebrating this most precious of links. It is also intended to...

These are the first two of three records of conductus that are part of a project at the University of Southampton. Subtitled Music and Poetry from...

Fires of Love is a Scottish quartet of performers that focuses its efforts on the late Renaissance and early Baroque. Its musicians supply two vocalists—soprano and...

Even allowing for the usual amount of hyperbole attached to the marketing of art, the use of the epithet “masters” to describe this particular group of...