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 - September 7, 2022

The young tenor stakes his claim with a new recital album ahead of his appearance this fall with SF Opera.

Michael Zwiebach - August 30, 2022

Opera fans might ask, “Which Pavarotti recordings aren’t essential?” But here’s our list anyway.

Jason Victor Serinus - August 29, 2022

The trio draws on classical training and Americana stylings for this album with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Richard S. Ginell - August 29, 2022

The leading Danish composer turned 90 this year, and these major works capture a lifetime of musical evolution.

Tamzin Elliott - August 21, 2022

The electro-acoustic duo’s debut album, Twenty Twenty, takes listeners on an epic, unsettling journey.

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.