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.

Scott Cmiel - January 25, 2021

A new sonata by Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra highlights the Cuban guitarist’s latest disc.

Catherine Womack - January 19, 2021

The pianist brings disciplined expression to Frederic Rzewski’s politically charged ruminations.

Richard S. Ginell - January 18, 2021

Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, and Sō Percussion record Shaw’s Americana-steeped song cycle.

Jason Victor Serinus - January 11, 2021

Tenor Isaí Jess Muñoz and pianist Oksana Glouchko reveal lovely and unusual art songs.

Richard S. Ginell - January 11, 2021

The composer’s latest dramatic oratorio portrays the story of Jesus from a Jewish perspective.

Richard S. Ginell - January 11, 2021

Five works by VOSV’s Cyril Deaconoff inspired by Stockhausen augment this rare recording of the bare-bones choral work.

Richard S. Ginell - January 4, 2021

Rising melds new performances with 15 years of archived material from the lauded Philadelphia choir.

Paul Kotapish - December 22, 2020

Dust-to-Digital label issues the “B Sides” from the early 78s that comprised the original collection.

Joe Cadagin - December 19, 2020

A new recording reveals the composer’s intriguing mesh of ideas, influences, and techniques.

Richard S. Ginell - December 19, 2020

Is the pianist’s latest recording the end of an era?