Classical Music Reviews
Read A Bumper Crop Of Classical Box Sets
Read After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback
November 26, 2013 – Live at Carnegie Hall captures a riveting experience with a beloved conductor, James Levine.
Watch This Opera Will Eat Your Heart Out
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.