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I have to confess that when I first laid eyes upon this disc, I was immediately expecting a series of viola concertos, but almost immediately realized...

Though Kapsberger receives billing as sole composer for the disc on this album’s front cover and spine, he’s responsible for composing only 10 of its 16...


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The very first recording I ever bought of Van Cliburn’s, many years ago now, featured performances of Tchaikovsky’s B♭-Minor Concerto paired with Rachmaninoff’s C-Minor Concerto. I...

Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 is one of those works where a single recorded performance has essentially dominated the field since its initial release over a...

Cuban-born Manuel Barrueco has steadily risen in the ranks of the classical guitar world to become one its foremost players and proponents of music for the...

Alicia de Larrocha (1923–2009) was unquestionably one of the 20th century’s great dames of the piano and an artist beloved by many, including yours truly. And...


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Louis Andriessen’s La Commedia (with electronic interludes by Anke Brouwer) is a “film opera in five parts,” an attempt to create a new genre. First performed...

Nino Albarosa, a student of Dom Eugène Cardine, is one of the founders of the International Association for Gregorian Chant Studies (AISCGre) and currently president of...

The six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach have reached a sort of iconic status. For cellists, they represent probably an apex in the solo literature,...

From almost the moment The Confession of Isobel Gowdie became the surprise hit of the 1990 Proms season, James MacMillan has been one of those rare...

When the young and rather dashing Brahms first showed up on the Schumanns’ doorstep and swept them off their feet, his calling card as a composer...

The Kaleidos Duo’s recital of music, by Italian composers who hadn’t fully embraced what now again seem like the experimental techniques of the Second Viennese School,...


Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 is one of those works where a single recorded performance has essentially dominated the field since its initial release over a...

Alicia de Larrocha (1923–2009) was unquestionably one of the 20th century’s great dames of the piano and an artist beloved by many, including yours truly. And...

The very first recording I ever bought of Van Cliburn’s, many years ago now, featured performances of Tchaikovsky’s B♭-Minor Concerto paired with Rachmaninoff’s C-Minor Concerto. I...

This is an utterly fascinating DVD, so much so that instead of splitting up my viewing between two sessions (as I often do) I watched it...

The Kaleidos Duo’s recital of music, by Italian composers who hadn’t fully embraced what now again seem like the experimental techniques of the Second Viennese School,...

The “original music for violin and guitar” in the program assembled by violinist Gilles Colliard and guitarist Augustín Maruri all comes from early 19th century, and...

Cuban-born Manuel Barrueco has steadily risen in the ranks of the classical guitar world to become one its foremost players and proponents of music for the...

The path from piano to podium has become a fairly common one, as more and more performing artists—not just pianists—decide to take up the baton. The...

Though Kapsberger receives billing as sole composer for the disc on this album’s front cover and spine, he’s responsible for composing only 10 of its 16...

Here, almost directly on the heels of the first volume, comes the second of the Conversationi , those Arcadian Academy concerts that were performed in the...

Nino Albarosa, a student of Dom Eugène Cardine, is one of the founders of the International Association for Gregorian Chant Studies (AISCGre) and currently president of...

This is an extremely well-thought-out collection, performed with skill and sensitivity by this German vocal ensemble, with friends. Copland, Barber, and Bernstein occupy one wing, as...

I have to confess that when I first laid eyes upon this disc, I was immediately expecting a series of viola concertos, but almost immediately realized...

Not to throw cold water on this program’s theme—the Council of Constance (1414–1418) that ended the Three Popes Controversy, executed Jan Hus (after first requesting his...