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.

SFCV Editors - December 20, 2022

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

Jason Victor Serinus - December 19, 2022

With sensitivity and expertise, the baritone records music by Mason Bates, Missy Mazzoli, and Gregory Spears.

Andrew Gilbert - December 19, 2022

The guitar genius is still pushing himself and others after five decades in the limelight. Here’s an introduction to his voluminous discography.

Jim Farber - December 6, 2022

The classical music observations in Todd Field’s movie are vivid and layered, making it a must-see for fans.

Richard S. Ginell - December 5, 2022

The pianist’s latest recording explores the impact of Wagner’s opera on generations of German and Austrian composers.

Richard S. Ginell - November 28, 2022

The Iranian American composer tries out a range of styles and effects in the pieces on this album.

Janos Gereben - November 22, 2022

In the last week, the 2023 nominees were announced, and the 2022 Latin Grammys were awarded.

Richard S. Ginell - November 21, 2022

It’s the standout work on a passionate CD recorded with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Jason Victor Serinus - November 15, 2022

The mezzo who portrayed Rosina despite a broken leg is now one of the finest bel canto singers of our era. Here’s where to start with her discography.

Richard S. Ginell - November 15, 2022

For the CD’s rerelease, the violinist has jettisoned one particularly troublesome piece and also recorded a new one by Florence Price.