CD Review: Schubert Sonatinas Performed By Brilliant Duo

CD Review: Schubert Sonatinas Performed By Brilliant Duo

By:
Jarrett Hoffman
In each gesture, violinist Zachary Carrettín and pianist Mina Gajić share the same sense of propulsion, giving their playing a lean power and an extra glimmer of energy.
CD Review: Colorful Collaboration Cross-Pollinates Over Centuries And Cultures

CD Review: Colorful Collaboration Cross-Pollinates Over Centuries And Cultures

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
The Boston-based ensembles La Donna Musicale and Rumbarroco, both led by violist Laury Gutiérrez, are featured on their first recording together, 'Latinas in Fusion.'
Book Review: Early English Keyboard Music Explored

Book Review: Early English Keyboard Music Explored

By:
Kenneth Slowik
David J. Smith's 'Aspects of Early English Keyboard Music before c.1630' contains 11 studies ranging widely in structure and focus, reflecting their diverse origins as papers first delivered at various conferences between 2004 and 2008.
Book Review: Fresh Take On Musical Authorship

Book Review: Fresh Take On Musical Authorship

By:
Rachel Carpentier
Stephen Rose challenges contemporary critical views that de-emphasize the role of the composer by showing that performers and composers were understood as occupying two separate spheres, blurring the line of authorial primacy.
CD Review: Elegant Artistry On Pardessus De Viole

CD Review: Elegant Artistry On Pardessus De Viole

By:
Nicholas Jones
While much of the music for the pardessus remains unrecorded, a CD by Mélisande Corriveau, a Montreal-based gamba player and member of Les Voix Humaines, brings it to life with harpsichordist Eric Milnes.
CD Review: O'Dette Revels In De Rippe's Lute Music

CD Review: O’Dette Revels In De Rippe’s Lute Music

By:
Karen Cook
As one of the most influential, technically precise, and emotionally expressive performers in the lute world, Paul O'Dette is a fine candidate to be De Rippe’s modern-day counterpart.
CD Review: Bach's Cello Suites Eloquent On Violin

CD Review: Bach’s Cello Suites Eloquent On Violin

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
Johnny Gandelsman takes these secularly composed, now sacredly received works higher in pitch while keeping the music refreshingly down to Earth.
Book Review: In Praise Of A Stellar Countertenor

Book Review: In Praise Of A Stellar Countertenor

By:
Mark Kroll
We learn not only about Alfred Deller’s remarkable career in Christine Headley’s wonderful book, 'Sound the Trumpet,' but also about the Stour Music Festival, with which he was so closely associated.
CD Review: Violin Virtuosity Beyond Paganini

CD Review: Violin Virtuosity Beyond Paganini

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
Violinist Edson Scheid’s liner notes and performances point to obvious excitement at employing a period instrument and historical practices for this music.
CD Review: Tallis Scholars Illuminate Sublime Masses

CD Review: Tallis Scholars Illuminate Sublime Masses

By:
Karen Cook
The heralded British early-music vocal ensemble hits that sweet spot between forceful and tender in works by Josquin and Noel Bauldeweyn.

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