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 - April 11, 2022

Kati Agócs’s title track is the highlight of this recording of new music for the piano trio.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 4, 2022

The coloratura soprano showcases her spectacular technique in her second studio album.

Richard S. Ginell - April 4, 2022

A new recording by Gidon Kremer illuminates Weinberg’s debt to Shostakovich.

Richard S. Ginell - March 28, 2022

Our selection of outstanding gems from the composer’s endlessly evolving career.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 15, 2022

Pergolesi’s heart-rending tunes stand the test of time on this lovely recording.  

Richard S. Ginell - March 7, 2022

Andris Nelsons conducts Gewandhausorchester Lepzig and violinist Vadim Repin in a 90th-birthday tribute to the composer.

Tim Greiving - February 28, 2022

Although this year’s nominees don’t represent the industry’s growing diversity, they should be represented in the Oscars telecast.

Richard S. Ginell - February 28, 2022

The composer’s latest disc explores 23 of Ben Schott’s humorous German neologisms via new works performed by six contemporary music ensembles.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 22, 2022

Soprano Laetitia Grimaldi interprets a couple standard songs and many lesser-known gems.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 12, 2022

A new, historically informed recording of Debussy’s opera mines the score for gold.