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 - November 7, 2022

New high-profile recordings of works by Erwin Schulhoff, Mieczysław Weinberg, and Alberto Hemsi return nearly lost music to life.

Emery Kerekes - November 1, 2022

Composer Nico Muhly and librettist Alice Goodman explore the Passion on harp.

Richard S. Ginell - October 31, 2022

Now in his 80s, the composer has made a late-career breakthrough with these two works for orchestra.

Richard S. Ginell - October 18, 2022

The Icelandic pianist ups the quirkiness factor by recording his latest album on both a grand and an upright.

Jason Victor Serinus - October 10, 2022

Baritone Andrew Garland’s must-hear recording includes three of Frank’s vocal works paired with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Spanish Songs.

Janos Gereben - October 4, 2022

The actress stars as a talented, imperious conductor in the new movie Tár.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 7, 2022

The young tenor stakes his claim with a new recital album ahead of his appearance this fall with SF Opera.

Michael Zwiebach - August 30, 2022

Opera fans might ask, “Which Pavarotti recordings aren’t essential?” But here’s our list anyway.

Jason Victor Serinus - August 29, 2022

The trio draws on classical training and Americana stylings for this album with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Richard S. Ginell - August 29, 2022

The leading Danish composer turned 90 this year, and these major works capture a lifetime of musical evolution.