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.

Claudia Campazzo - September 25, 2020

SFCV carries on with its mission through the pandemic and into the new season.

Richard S. Ginell - September 25, 2020

Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich are featured on Contemporary Voices.

Steven Winn - September 25, 2020

Sarah Kirkland Snider uses the traditional form for new musical ideas in her hymn to Earth and its inhabitants.

SFCV Staff - September 19, 2020

Join writer Andrew Gilbert in a live, interactive Zoom interview with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain.

Steven Winn - September 19, 2020

Missy Mazzoli’s neo-Gothic opera evokes themes of the American dream on the harsh prairie frontier.

Richard S. Ginell - September 15, 2020

The Nashville Symphony, under Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, premieres several late Rouse works in strong performances.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 14, 2020

Soprano Susan Narucki astounds as Sarah Winchester in Lei Liang’s very American chamber opera.

Richard S. Ginell - September 5, 2020

New recordings offer contrasting takes on Edward Elgar’s only song cycle, but the real treats are the other Elgar works on each disc.

Steven Winn - September 5, 2020

A sense of urgency infuses the virtuoso’s new double-CD release.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 1, 2020

The tenor goes small-scale and intimate on Selige Stunde.