CD Review: Brahms Performed With Historical Panache

CD Review: Brahms Performed With Historical Panache

By:
Benjamin Dunham
Brahms would have been pleased with this recording of his works featuring clarinet: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1; Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2; and the Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114.
Book Review: Insightful Essays on Musical Genius

Book Review: Insightful Essays on Musical Genius

By:
Kenneth Slowik
Robert L. Marshall's collection draws together essays written over some 30 years, presenting a carefully curated mélange of the best of the author’s old and new work.
CD Review: Mozart In Symphonic And Dance Mode

CD Review: Mozart In Symphonic And Dance Mode

By:
Jarrett Hoffman
The Freiburger Barockorchester makes a compelling case for rarely played repertoire in the new album 'Mozart: Youth Symphonies' on the Aparté label.
CD Review: Brumel's <i>Lamentations</i> Eloquently Done

CD Review: Brumel’s Lamentations Eloquently Done

By:
Karen Cook
Musica Secreta's balance, shaping of individual lines, attention to form and structure, and sensitivity to the text and its meanings all permeate the recording.
CD Review: Ensemble Revels In Traditional Fare

CD Review: Ensemble Revels In Traditional Fare

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
Makaris’s debut CD, 'Wisps in the Dell,' shows why this repertoire proved so popular with audiences and artists during the 18th century.
CD Review: Tour De Force Reprise Of Bach Flute Sonatas

CD Review: Tour De Force Reprise Of Bach Flute Sonatas

By:
Karen Cook
Danish recorder player Michala Petri plays with an ease and command that can only be borne through working with this kind of music until it sinks into your bones.
CD Review: Tafelmusik Welcomes New Music Director

CD Review: Tafelmusik Welcomes New Music Director

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
The recording 'Vivaldi con amore' will be the first time most listeners hear violinist Elisa Citterio fill a big podium.
Book Review: Giving Anna Magdalena Bach Her Due

Book Review: Giving Anna Magdalena Bach Her Due

By:
Robert L. Marshall
David Yearsley's 'Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks' is a comprehensive study of the two famous Clavier-Büchlein that belonged to J. S. Bach’s second wife and eventual widow.
CD Review: No Resisting This Boston Camerata Release

CD Review: No Resisting This Boston Camerata Release

By:
Karen Cook
The 29 works on this recording all speak to the ideals, desires, and horrors of the American Revolution, and the subsequent attempts to create a New Republic.
Digital Review: Pairing 'Poppea' Perspectives

Digital Review: Pairing ‘Poppea’ Perspectives

By:
Donald Rosenberg
The 2018 Salzburg Festival production of Monteverdi's final opera can be experienced by way of compact discs and DVD, which are contained in the same harmonia mundi package.

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