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.

Richard S. Ginell - June 1, 2021

The wind ensemble’s Ghost Light presents five commissions on themes of life, death, and rebirth.

Giacomo Fiore - June 1, 2021

The composer melds oral histories of Jewish life in Warsaw with an improvising chamber ensemble and electronica.

Richard S. Ginell - May 24, 2021

The new disc features intense, three-way musical discussions based on two decades’ worth of Iyer themes.

Ben Kutner - May 17, 2021

Two recent recordings by Icelandic composers bring light to a dark landscape.

Ben Kutner - May 8, 2021

Angèle Dubeau’s Immersion highlights the violin’s modern side.

Richard S. Ginell - May 8, 2021

Pianist Karl Larson, a frequent collaborator with the composer, makes the most of these languid, idiosyncratic sketches.

 

Richard S. Ginell - May 1, 2021

Rarely performed in the U.S., this music from Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton deserves a wider audience.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 27, 2021

DiDonato’s unique take on Schubert’s song cycle infuses the music with rare passion and intensity.

Andrew Gilbert - April 26, 2021

Briget Boyle and her cohort celebrate Bay Area queer musicians on Wax Collective Vol. 1. The album drops May 7.

Richard S. Ginell - April 25, 2021

A new disc from pianist Şahan Arzruni provides a taste of the composer’s easily assimilated, Armenian-flavored piano music.