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 - June 28, 2021

A bearded Cecilia Bartoli is spectacular in the title role.

Richard S. Ginell - June 28, 2021

Reimagine is a delightful romp through contemporary miniatures in a wild range of styles, each a unique response to an earlier piano trifle.

Steven Winn - June 22, 2021

The young violinist traces a history of American music from George Gershwin to Florence Price on his debut album.

Richard S. Ginell - June 21, 2021

The “classical, avant-punk” violin duo covers a lot of ground on three new CDs, from Brahms to the thorniest of contemporary composition.

Richard S. Ginell - June 21, 2021

“Recovered Voices” is a thread that runs through the LA Opera music director’s four decades of recordings.

Joe Cadagin - June 14, 2021

The first opera in Cerise Lim Jacobs’s The Ouroboros Trilogy borrows heavily from Eastern lore and legends.

Giacomo Fiore - June 14, 2021

The electric guitar takes center stage in a range of settings on the composer/guitarist’s new three-album set.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 7, 2021

Boston Modern Orchestra Project traces the composer’s evolution from Common Tones in Simple Time to Son of Chamber Symphony.

Jeff Kaliss - June 7, 2021

Eleven composers and performers create a tribute album for the retired chief of Nonesuch Records.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 2, 2021

The powerful mezzo explores many dark facets of the Nero legend in Tiranno.