Oct 262016
CD Reviews: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 1 and Mozart Violin Concertos plus Wagner Overtures & Preludes

For recorded sound, for brilliance of orchestral execution, and for interpretive concept, Janowski is one of the 21st century’s best Wagnerians.

Oct 022016
Classical Music CD Reviews: Hrůša’s Dvorák, "The Lost Songs of St. Kilda," and Steve Richman’s Gershwin

The Lost Songs of St. Kilda is a disc that’s simple but profound, beautiful and enduring.

Aug 292016
Fuse CD Reviews: Kristian Bezuidenhout plays Mozart, Arabella Steinbacher’s "Fantasies," Maya Beiser’s "TranceClassical"

New CDs from three outstanding musicians: pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, violinist Arabella Steinbacher, and cellistMaya Beiser.

Jun 142016
CD Reviews: Schumann’s Cello Concerto, "Visions," and Janowski’s "Ring of the Nibelungen"

Jean-Guihen Queyras wraps up a Schumann concerto trilogy in style, pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton play with panache and color.

Jun 122016
Fuse Classical CD Reviews: Pygmalion’s "Rhinemaidens," Johann Strauss’s "Der Zigeunerbaron," and Aurora Orchestra’s "Introit"

A superior classical music concept album, a reminder of how smart and sturdy Johan Strauss’s music can be..