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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.

Recording Review
October 26, 2020

Gavin Bryars’s haunting tone poem about the last moments of the doomed ship gets a fresh interpretation by this up-and-coming ensemble.

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October 23, 2020

David Hertzberg’s spooky chamber orchestra recasts a Hans Christian Andersen tale of spirit possession.

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October 19, 2020

Fure’s new album strikes fear in the listener but makes a profoundly human point.

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October 12, 2020

The chamber group and guests present three commissions setting haunting poetry by Paul Celan and Czeslaw Miłosz.

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October 12, 2020

The violin virtuoso shines in an eclectic recital recorded at home with a handful of gifted cohorts.

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October 12, 2020

Conductor Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now shine on a Dimitri Mitropoulos rarity.

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October 3, 2020

A new recording captures the music if not the drama of Ricky Ian Gordon’s chamber opera.

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September 25, 2020
SFCV carries on with its mission through the pandemic and into the new season.
Recording Review
September 25, 2020

Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich are featured on Contemporary Voices.

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September 25, 2020

Sarah Kirkland Snider uses the traditional form for new musical ideas in her hymn to Earth and its inhabitants.

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