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Deutsche Grammophon has here gathered together in a boxed set a number of in-concert recordings of Christian Thielemann’s Brahms, dating from between 2011 and 2013, during...

This is my third Telos Music CD for this issue, and the third that has impressed me greatly, so this German label must be doing something...


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The fairly recently formed TrioVanBeethoven, which spells its name in the contracted form given, debuted in 2011 and has already weathered one change in personnel when...

All one has to do is to listen to the thunderous applause following Lang Lang’s (to me) rushed rendition of the Rondo alla Turca on this...

So virtually synonymous are the names of some composers with certain works they wrote that the rest of their output tends to be marginalized. Say Bizet...

Recently, in 38:2, I reviewed another set of the organ works of Matthias Weckmann (1616/7–1674), performed by Friedhelm Flamme and issued by CPO as part of...


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This appears to be a CD-R reissue of a 1995 release from Appian Publications and Recordings in England. The transfers are by Bryan Crimp. I looked...

Karl Böhm was famous for his personal link with Richard Strauss, but it wasn’t based on Salome or Der Rosenkavalier , two operas he had little...

There were almost as many big-name celebrated cellists throughout the first half of the 20th century as there were pianists and violinists—Pablo Casals, Beatrice Harrison, Felix...

Thematically, this CD might seem like a downer, with all this imploring for mercy and crying out to the Lord from the depths. Still, there’s a...

Despite formidable competition (Léopold Simoneau, Nicolai Gedda, and Alfredo Kraus, among others), Alain Vanzo (1928–2002) is my favorite among post-war lyric tenors in French repertoire. Vanzo’s...

The musical match between Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzigers seems to have rejuvenated both partners, unlike his tenure in Amsterdam, where the main issue, one heard,...


Deutsche Grammophon has here gathered together in a boxed set a number of in-concert recordings of Christian Thielemann’s Brahms, dating from between 2011 and 2013, during...

This is my third Telos Music CD for this issue, and the third that has impressed me greatly, so this German label must be doing something...

I hope that the disc title did not cause anyone immediately to bypass this review as concerning an item of little or no interest, for this...

Reviewing a 1947 concert by Leopold Stokowski and the New York Philharmonic, Virgil Thomson wrote, “Everything was played with a wondrous beauty of sound, with the...

Regular readers of this publication are bound to know that I’m not generally receptive to programs of works transcribed for settings other than those for which...

By the time we reach the first Spanish-flavored selection in this generous cello-and-guitar duet program, anyone will be won over by how successful the combination is....

Barbara Zalaznik Matos, who has been a member of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra for more than a decade, is now beginning to concentrate on a solo...

With the not-entirely original intent of broadening the limited solo bassoon repertoire, bassoonist Massimo Data and pianist Piero Barbareschi offer a collection made up largely of...

Despite formidable competition (Léopold Simoneau, Nicolai Gedda, and Alfredo Kraus, among others), Alain Vanzo (1928–2002) is my favorite among post-war lyric tenors in French repertoire. Vanzo’s...

Although one can see the profound influence of the Russian spirit in the Baroque cathedrals and palaces designed for the Romanovs by Western architects, no similar...

Thematically, this CD might seem like a downer, with all this imploring for mercy and crying out to the Lord from the depths. Still, there’s a...

This DVD of the Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors’ latest musical revue, Heart Songs celebrates the myriad faces of love in the tunes of Broadway musicals...

Some time back I reviewed the first release by Paul Leenhouts and his Royal Wind Music (Lindoro 712; Fanfare 30:5). It featured an ensemble of 14...

So what does the title of this disc mean? A glance at the liner notes reveals a literal misreading of the phrase, “went insane with.” And...


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