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 - October 10, 2022

Baritone Andrew Garland’s must-hear recording includes three of Frank’s vocal works paired with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Spanish Songs.

Janos Gereben - October 4, 2022

The actress stars as a talented, imperious conductor in the new movie Tár.

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.