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.

Richard S. Ginell - August 14, 2022

A dozen different groups and composers put their spin on Satie’s simple piano masterworks.

Richard S. Ginell - August 8, 2022

The 26-year-old Klaus Mäkelä shows poise in tackling one of the giants of symphonic music.

Richard S. Ginell - August 1, 2022

Genius pianist, oddball, polemicist — here’s Gould at his best, including a lot of things that deserve more notoriety.

Jason Victor Serinus - July 25, 2022

The tenor gets personal in this heartfelt song cycle, recently recorded along with two of Muhly’s other major works.

Richard S. Ginell - July 11, 2022

The eclectic American composer has been writing ragtime music off and on since 1967, all collected on a new recording.

Jason Victor Serinus - July 5, 2022

Chilling history is the basis for this 2020 piece that reworks sacred musical tradition.

Janos Gereben - July 5, 2022

Look back on some of the composer’s great works from the past 40 years.

Richard S. Ginell - June 27, 2022

The adventurous Chicago ensemble records a set of new works that at times sound reassuringly traditional.

Richard S. Ginell - June 11, 2022

A new CD of the Finnish composer’s pieces for violin and orchestra suggests that he was far from finished.

Nicholas Jones - May 31, 2022

The viola da gamba’s foremost proponent has a vast and often bewildering back catalog. Here are some suggestions for dipping your ear in.