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.

Jeff Kaliss - September 6, 2023

Mostly known for being quoted in Warner Bros. cartoons, Raymond Scott’s entertaining compositions have now been recorded by QSF and a big band.

Richard S. Ginell - September 5, 2023

Dig into these recordings from almost a century ago to hear how far interpretations of this monumental composer have come.

Jason Victor Serinus - August 29, 2023

The high-flying tenor sings works grounded in the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance.

Janos Gereben - August 22, 2023

Instead of the trash heap, there’s rescuing and rehoming that can be done with any collection that took a lifetime to accumulate.

Scott Cmiel - July 18, 2023

A wide-ranging guide to the recorded legacy of that giant of classical guitar.

Richard S. Ginell - July 10, 2023

Here’s where to start with a conductor who made many firsts in his six decades of recording.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 27, 2023

Two exceptional singers, Piotr Beczala and Christian Gerhaher, provide thrills, and Mahler’s bold harmony and poetic vocal lines come to the fore.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 9, 2023

Tenor Karim Sulayman and guitarist Sean Shibe record a sophisticated album that raises questions about identity and cultural exchange.

Simon Cohen - May 31, 2023

Conductor John Nelsons, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and collaborators give great performances of Roméo et Juliette and Cléopâtre.

Scott Cmiel - May 22, 2023

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