Apr 152014
Fuse CD Reviews: Jon Nakamatsu plays Schumann, Bach’s "Brandenburg Concertos," and Mendelssohn’s "Lobgesang" (Harmonia Mundi)

A round-up of reviews of classical music CD releases from Harmonia Mundi.

Apr 142014
Fuse CD Reviews: Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ and Mozart/Bach Adagios & Fugues (Harmonia mundi), Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 (Avie Records)

Three reviews of new classical music CDs: one is inviting, another lively, and the last could use more intensity.

Apr 112014
CD Reviews: BMOP plays Babbitt and Antheil (BMOP/Sound), and Chris Wild’s Abhanden (Navona Records)

Snappy new recordings of the music of Milton Babbitt and George Antheil from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project while cellist Christ Wild’s disc offers a fascinating journey through some richly diverse musical soundscapes.

Mar 122014
Fuse Concert Review: NEC Winds Play Mingus, Schuller, Babbitt (and More)

The five compositions and one de facto suite played at the NEC Winds and Winds Ensemble performance spoke with six different voices and carried six different messages.