Classical Music Reviews

Every week, our professional critics attend concerts throughout the Bay Area to let you know what went well...and occasionally what didn't. Let their insights enrich your musical experiences, and feel free to share your own views!


Book Review
April 25, 2020

The effervescent Israeli pianist shares insights into his long career in this intimate memoir.

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Book Review
April 24, 2020

Sophy Roberts uncovers a wealth of keyboard lore on her journey through the Russian outback in search of a piano.

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

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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 13, 2020

Spooky twilight music dominates the fearless keyboard wizard’s latest release.

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CD Review
April 11, 2020

Sulayman possesses a gorgeous voice, and his interpretations are balm for the soul.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
April 7, 2020

Bach wrote a bunch of good tunes. Wouldn’t you like to hear some about now?

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 6, 2020

Pianist Kirill Gerstein delights in a recording of a playful new Adès concerto.

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CD Review
March 30, 2020

Anne Sofie von Otter, Dashon Burton, and Avery Amereau give voice to Shaw’s The Listeners and Is a Rose.

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