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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
July 21, 2020

A delightful new CD highlights recent keyboard works inspired by early modernist paintings.

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Artist Spotlight
July 20, 2020

Honoring military vets and front-line COVID-19 responders, the film is an artistic leap for the noted choreographer/director.

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Recording Review
July 20, 2020

English songs of longing and loss find a perfect voice in the gifted tenor on this new disc.

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Recording Review
July 13, 2020

The Lorelei Ensemble sings Lang’s updated setting of the Tristan and Isolde story with elegance and conviction.

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Recording Review
July 13, 2020

The composer melds voices, cello, and electronics in works based on texts from three poets.

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Streaming Review
July 13, 2020

Three young Russian piano stars perform recently discovered pieces in a joint recital.

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July 7, 2020
The tiny opera company has another wildly entertaining opera up its sleeve. Until then, it invites you behind the scenes in a series of Zoom chats.
Feature Article
July 7, 2020

Our jazz critic shares his choice of recent local releases that provide musical balm for troubled times.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
July 6, 2020

Heading a fine cast, McGegan leads an all-out, theatrical, and musically detailed performance of Handel’s oratorio.

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Artist Spotlight
July 6, 2020

The S.F. violinist/composer talks about balancing classical music with bluegrass on her new CD with Nashville mandolin wizard Tristan Scroggins.

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