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.

Janos Gereben - July 27, 2020

The spectacular event delivers star-studded performances from 43 cities over the next three weeks.

Richard S. Ginell - July 27, 2020

The box set documents the conductor’s 16 years with the orchestra and the transformations he inaugurated.

Ben Kutner - July 27, 2020

Jan Vogler records a single cello concerto written by three composers.

Tysen Dauer - July 24, 2020

Combining lovely melody with excerpts from a classic human-rights proclamation yields comforting sounds, but the composer wants it to be more than that.

Richard S. Ginell - July 21, 2020

A delightful new CD highlights recent keyboard works inspired by early modernist paintings.

Victoria Looseleaf - July 20, 2020

Honoring military vets and front-line COVID-19 responders, the film is an artistic leap for the noted choreographer/director.

Jason Victor Serinus - July 20, 2020

English songs of longing and loss find a perfect voice in the gifted tenor on this new disc.

Steven Winn - July 13, 2020

The Lorelei Ensemble sings Lang’s updated setting of the Tristan and Isolde story with elegance and conviction.

Tamzin Elliott - July 13, 2020

The composer melds voices, cello, and electronics in works based on texts from three poets.

Richard S. Ginell - July 13, 2020

Three young Russian piano stars perform recently discovered pieces in a joint recital.