Classical Music Reviews
Read A Forgotten Quartet, Reissued And Reevaluated
Read Symphonic Music, American Style: 3 Must-Hear Albums
July 24, 2013 – A trio of orchestral albums from our summer-long search for the Great American Symphony.
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.