Reviews

Steven Winn - February 1, 2021

Featuring powerful settings of Langston Hughes texts, a new recording with pianist Paul Sánchez highlights a century of works by Black composers.

Scott Cmiel - January 25, 2021

A new sonata by Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra highlights the Cuban guitarist’s latest disc.

Catherine Womack - January 19, 2021

The pianist brings disciplined expression to Frederic Rzewski’s politically charged ruminations.

Richard S. Ginell - January 18, 2021

Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, and Sō Percussion record Shaw’s Americana-steeped song cycle.

Janice Berman - January 18, 2021

The company’s virtual gala offers fresh reminders of its ongoing strengths and tantalizing glimpses of great things to come.

Jason Victor Serinus - January 11, 2021

Tenor Isaí Jess Muñoz and pianist Oksana Glouchko reveal lovely and unusual art songs.

Richard S. Ginell - January 11, 2021

The composer’s latest dramatic oratorio portrays the story of Jesus from a Jewish perspective.

Richard S. Ginell - January 11, 2021

Five works by VOSV’s Cyril Deaconoff inspired by Stockhausen augment this rare recording of the bare-bones choral work.

Richard S. Ginell - January 4, 2021

Rising melds new performances with 15 years of archived material from the lauded Philadelphia choir.

Jeff Kaliss - January 4, 2021

A new book by Peter Jones traces the influential jazz vocalist’s musical odyssey, and delves into the chemistry of his most famous collaboration.