Classical Music Reviews
Read Classical Lost and Found: The Lighter Side Of Vissarion Shebalin
January 15, 2013 – A Soviet composer's fortunes swayed with the dictates of the regime, from success to condemnation.
Read Leonidas Kavakos: Letting Beethoven Shine
Read In January's Drought, Three Albums Worth Waiting For
January 3, 2013 – January is a slow month for new albums. Still, we offer an exclusive sampler of unreleased treats.
Read When A Thoughtful Cellist Meets An Imaginative Composer
December 18, 2012 – Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist-composer Thomas Adès shine in a recital of disparate pieces.
Read Classical Lost And Found: Hubert Parry's Glorious England
December 4, 2012 – A new album of Hubert Parry's neglected works for chorus and orchestra swells with English pride.
Read Joyce DiDonato: Sublime Singing Makes The Unreal Real
November 27, 2012 – Hear a celebrated mezzo-soprano sing an aria from her exceptional new recording of Baroque opera.
Read Calculated Instability: The Pioneering Sonatas Of C.P.E. Bach
November 20, 2012 – The quirky music of J.S. Bach's most impressive son delights in an album by pianist Danny Driver.
Read Young Cellist With An Old Soul Plays Elgar, Elliott Carter
November 6, 2012 – Hear an excerpt from an excellent album of cellist Alisa Weilerstein playing music classic and new.
Read Gidon Kremer's Bach Makeover
Read Roomful Of Teeth: Experimental Singing, Smiles Guaranteed
October 23, 2012 – Hear this exciting group bring a 21st-century spin to a capella singing on their debut album.
Read Esa-Pekka Salonen's Excellent Violin Adventure
Listen Budapest Quartet Gets To The Heart Of Beethoven
Read Classical Lost And Found: Neglected Symphonies By A Great Dane
October 2, 2012 – The brilliant and rigorously built chamber symphonies by Vagn Holmboe have finally made it to disc.
Read A Young Pianist Triumphs In Music From The Young 20th Century
September 26, 2012 – With a new album, a pianist again fulfills the promise of his Chopin Competition dominance.