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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
April 23, 2020

A veteran of Oakland’s black music scene tackles pandemic issues in a remarkable new album created in quarantine.

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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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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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Feature Article
April 6, 2020

Are you streaming a lot of music online now? Here’s an audiophile’s guide to the basics of greater sound.

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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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CD Review
March 27, 2020

The new disc from the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge offers restorative music by Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks, and James MacMillan.

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