Media

Sometimes artists make their most daring leaps using recorded media. Our expert staff collects and selects the most interesting recordings, books, movies, and videos to review here, helping you keep track of the music scene from the comfort of your home.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 3, 2023

Some of the soprano’s greatest roles are preserved in this two-CD set from the Metropolitan Opera.

Jason Victor Serinus - January 31, 2023

A new recital album turns up a number of exciting bel canto rarities, along with familiar favorites — all beautifully sung.

Richard S. Ginell - January 23, 2023

But it’s the Clara Schumann Piano Trio that makes this recording particularly valuable.

Richard S. Ginell - January 16, 2023

The composer is far from his rock ’n’ roll roots with this recent recording of two major orchestral works.

Joe Cadagin - January 3, 2023

In Music for Film, Sculpture, and Captions, the composer teases out connections to jazz, surrealist film, and Ruth Asawa.

SFCV Editors - December 20, 2022

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

SFCV Editors - December 20, 2022

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

Jason Victor Serinus - December 19, 2022

With sensitivity and expertise, the baritone records music by Mason Bates, Missy Mazzoli, and Gregory Spears.

Jim Farber - December 6, 2022

The classical music observations in Todd Field’s movie are vivid and layered, making it a must-see for fans.

Richard S. Ginell - December 5, 2022

The pianist’s latest recording explores the impact of Wagner’s opera on generations of German and Austrian composers.