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 - April 2, 2023

As wonderfully as Giacomo Puccini’s opera has been served in the studio, this Warner Classics release is up there with the best.

Iris Kwok - March 28, 2023

The veteran broadcaster chats with SFCV about his new podcast project, which explores the Black experience in classical music.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 27, 2023

Though the competition is formidable, Willis-Sørensen stands up to the greatest sopranos who have interpreted this song cycle.

Richard S. Ginell - March 17, 2023

It’s an idiosyncratic but serious recording project, perfect for the iconoclastic player.

Janos Gereben - March 14, 2023

The ensemble joins with Avie Records in an ambitious project.

Janos Gereben - March 13, 2023

Musicians both real-life and fictional played starring roles in several of this year’s nominated films.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 7, 2023

Two of the recently revived composer’s late masterpieces flourish in a recording with soprano Janinah Burnett and bass-baritone Dashon Burton.

Michael Zwiebach - March 3, 2023

In a new series, the KDFC/KUSC resident artist continues to cover underrepresented composers and the history that makes American music so rich.

Lisa Hirsch - February 27, 2023

Classical insiders, like conductor JoAnn Falletta, have major issues with the film’s veracity, but they’re still fascinated.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 24, 2023

In Variations on a Theme by FDR, composers from John Harbison to Vijay Iyer take inspiration from emblematic American stories.