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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.

Feature Article
March 14, 2017

A quartet of recent recordings full of startling, genre-crossing compositions shows what the classical world had been missing.

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Feature Article
January 3, 2017

The millennial generation of musicians make compelling music without the defined notions of style that their elders once thought a prerequisite.

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Feature Article
April 5, 2016

In recent recordings, the S.F. Symphony gives us a bevy of Bates, Philharmonia Baroque resuscitates a serenata, and American Bach Soloists air a rarely-performed version of Handel’s Messiah.

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Modern Classical Review
February 9, 2015

The indie-classical composer’s quirky, trademark style gets a few new twists in his latest song collection.

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CD Review
February 6, 2015

Not a contender among so many great recorded interpretations of the songs, but Netrebko is backed by a marvelous orchestra and conductor who know their Strauss.

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Feature Article
December 17, 2014

Great music and gift ideas for classical music lovers (and how to get hold of them quickly).

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Feature Article
October 13, 2014

Four new mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, ear-seducing recordings by Cecilia Bartoli, Dominque Labelle, Alice Coote, and Nathalie Stutzman give pleasure almost beyond words.

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News Report
September 24, 2014

On Sept. 23 a newly remastered 69-CD box set of Maria Callas’ entire studio discography became available from Warner Classics.

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Recording Review
September 12, 2014

The wondrous mezzo Joyce DiDonato, now at the very top of her game, sings bel canto arias to a fare-thee-well, both the rare and the familiar, the tragic and the camp.

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Recording Review
March 4, 2014

On four releases: The windswept visuals of the new DVD of Peter Grimes are real on a Britten DVD; plus: three must-hear voices, Olga Peretyatko, Meredith Monk, and Christiane Karg.

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