Françoix-Xavier Roth delivers a must-have cycle of Robert Schumann’s symphonies; Herbert Blomstedt’s Brahms’s Symphony no. 1 is spacious, restrained, and – too often – dull; Daniel Barenboim’s latest Elgar installment features a regrettably unsung masterpiece.
A master of America’s instrument with an abiding love for the people and their traditions – – despite everything. This is Clifton Hicks.
A trio of recordings help us rethink and rehear composers as varied as Barbara Strozzi (from the seventeenth century), Chopin, and Mahler.
Now that ¾ of the Yellowjackets are eligible for Social Security, the emphasis is more on confirming a legacy of creative compositions and expanding their art of arranging with a broader range of colors.
Metropolitan Opera stars Ildebrando d’Arcangelo and Liudmyla Monastyrska headline a new recording that reveals Verdi operatic mastery five years before Rigoletto.
This recording displays a mastery of the techniques of the jazz vocal group genre.
Concert halls and opera houses remain closed — but unusual musical experiences await in this era of social isolation.
Three recordings that testify to the chameleonic power of the (usually) avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp.
These superb CDs, from musicians who are doing it their own way, on their own labels, celebrate the realms below and above us: the sea and the sky.
Fangirls is a funny and poignant survey of an essential coming-of-age experience.