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.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 17, 2024

Faliks talks about her memoir, Weight in the Fingertips, and her new album, Manuscripts Don’t Burn — the subjects of her current tour.

Richard S. Ginell - May 7, 2024

For the composer’s anniversary year, conductor Markus Poschner leads performances of the original and revised versions.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 29, 2024

The baritone’s double album includes substantial contributions from major composers, as well as from fellow famous singers.

Richard S. Ginell - April 13, 2024

Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a recording that explores the composer’s lesser-known output.

Janos Gereben - April 9, 2024

The conductor assumes a distinguished post at the SF Conservatory of Music, while Pentatone prepares to release a collection of his compositions.

Andrew Gilbert - April 2, 2024

Video game music has a sizable fan base, and the academy has taken notice.

Richard S. Ginell - April 1, 2024

The composer’s new piano concerto, written for Garrick Ohlsson, is all about bridging distances.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 26, 2024

Taken from 2023 concert performances in London led by conductor Simon Rattle, this recording has not a weak link.

Richard S. Ginell - March 25, 2024

The violinist is in his element on this disc, a thoughtful, charming program that covers some seven centuries of music.

Jeff Rosenfeld - March 25, 2024

The great conductor, who died in February, left an unparalleled recording legacy that spans a huge range of music. Here’s where to begin.