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CD Review: Vivaldi Violin Sonatas Performed With Flair

CD Review: Vivaldi Violin Sonatas Performed With Flair

By:
Andrew J. Sammut
Violinist Mark Fewer and harpsichordist Hank Knox seize on the variety in Vivaldi's sonatas to create a sensitive and exciting recital.
Book Review: Hummel Provides Invaluable Keyboard Advice

Book Review: Hummel Provides Invaluable Keyboard Advice

By:
Robert Winter
Mark Kroll’s commentary airs issues of interest to anyone playing not just Hummel but also the keyboard music of Schubert to the very early Romantics.
CD Review: Medieval Chant Blossoms In Virtual Acoustic

CD Review: Medieval Chant Blossoms In Virtual Acoustic

By:
Karen Cook
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, painstaking work of two college professors, and radiant sound of Cappella Romana, it is possible to imagine what a medieval Byzantine service might have sounded like.
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.
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