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 - March 28, 2022

Our selection of outstanding gems from the composer’s endlessly evolving career.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 15, 2022

Pergolesi’s heart-rending tunes stand the test of time on this lovely recording.  

Richard S. Ginell - March 7, 2022

Andris Nelsons conducts Gewandhausorchester Lepzig and violinist Vadim Repin in a 90th-birthday tribute to the composer.

Tim Greiving - February 28, 2022

Although this year’s nominees don’t represent the industry’s growing diversity, they should be represented in the Oscars telecast.

Richard S. Ginell - February 28, 2022

The composer’s latest disc explores 23 of Ben Schott’s humorous German neologisms via new works performed by six contemporary music ensembles.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 22, 2022

Soprano Laetitia Grimaldi interprets a couple standard songs and many lesser-known gems.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 12, 2022

A new, historically informed recording of Debussy’s opera mines the score for gold.

Steven Winn - February 7, 2022

Backed by a fine chamber ensemble and jazz trio, the violinist finds something new to say about classic American songs.

Richard S. Ginell - February 6, 2022

The quirky wind quartet’s new album revels in archly intellectual concepts.

Michael Zwiebach - February 1, 2022

What to explore first in the great pianist’s recordings.