CD Reviews

Each week, our professional critics review the latest recording releases, from Bay Area music groups to international releases our editors think deserve your attention.


DVD Review
May 30, 2020

A powerful concert benefits from judicious editing and stirs poignant memories.

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CD Review
May 18, 2020

A decade’s worth of the Canadian composer’s challenging new music takes time to absorb.

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CD Review
May 12, 2020

The adventurous concert series celebrates the early minimalist with an inaugural CD of his challenging music.

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CD Review
May 11, 2020

Stabat Mater reveals the diversity of the Estonian composer’s musical ideas.

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CD Review
May 11, 2020

Tom Cipullo and David Mason’s chamber opera celebrates the life and stark poetry of Holocaust victim Miklós Radnóti.

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CD Review
May 5, 2020

A trio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Christine Popper write originals in a different key from what you expect.

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CD Review
May 2, 2020

The composer’s timely, poignant work is lovingly rendered by the Oregon Symphony and guests.

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CD Review
April 24, 2020

The composer’s latest is a choral memoir of life in a Soho loft.

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CD Review
April 17, 2020

The London Symphony Orchestra and Heath Quartet provide supple support on a new CD from Decca.

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CD Review
April 17, 2020

The latest disc features intriguing cello concertos by Antonin Reicha and Bernhard Romberg, plus sprightly dances from Josef von Eybler.

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