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 - May 22, 2023

Guitarist William Kanengiser and the Alexander String Quartet pay tribute to the bands that changed the course of music.

Richard S. Ginell - May 22, 2023

Delirium Musicum’s debut album pairs two contemporary takes on Vivaldi’s evergreen masterpiece.

Chrysanthe Tan - May 15, 2023

Composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol’s A Gentleman of Istanbul is based on a 17th-century travelogue.

Scott Cmiel - May 8, 2023

Christopher Mallett’s recording of the works of Justin Holland is a groundbreaking contribution to American guitar history and repertory.

Jason Victor Serinus - May 1, 2023

The latest recording release from the New York Festival of Song spotlights tenor Joshua Blue and the American activist tradition.

Janos Gereben - April 25, 2023

Benjamin Millepied’s loose adaptation of the classic comes to West Coast theaters, while CAAM is gearing up for its annual festival.

Tamzin Elliott - April 18, 2023

Based on the established Primephonic streaming service, the Apple launch is impressive, while leaving room for a few improvements.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 15, 2023

The soprano introduces us to several lesser-known female composers and a fine Symbolist poet with this recording.

Janos Gereben - April 11, 2023

Bradley Cooper’s new film will see Hollywood once again turning to classical music for drama and intrigue.

Richard S. Ginell - April 11, 2023

It’s a modern-day Rhapsody in Blue, the perfect recording project for the superstar pianist and Abrams’s Louisville Orchestra.