Classical Music Reviews
Watch 'Becoming Traviata': A Look At Opera From Behind The Curtain
June 4, 2013 – For a film built from rehearsals on a bare stage, there's a surprising amount of drama.
Read Three Must-Hear Piano Albums
Listen Nordic Symphonies And A $100 Guitar: Music We Love Now
February 20, 2013 – Three albums in our ears: clever Nielsen, glowing Finland and a battered electric guitar.
Listen The New Baroque And A Nod To Minnesota
Read Lean But Seen: The Joy Of Smaller Opera
Read Musical Google Earth: Composer Paul Moravec's Sense Of Place
January 22, 2013 – The Pulitzer Prize winner composer has written appealing pieces inspired by far flung locations.
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.