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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.

CD Review
March 27, 2020

A new CD offers a glimpse of the composer’s much-postponed multimedia collaboration with poet Saul Williams on issues of gentrification.

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CD Review
March 24, 2020

The orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas lends a helping hand to anyone who’s ever been perplexed by Ives’s symphonies.

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CD Review
March 24, 2020

The jazz singer’s lyrics on Secrets Are the Best Stories reveal his roots in divinity school.

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Artist Spotlight
March 21, 2020

The pianist unveils her latest recording and talks about its deep roots in traditional music.

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Feature Article
December 22, 2019

Streaming digital music hasn’t completely killed the venerable tradition of great orchestras making interesting records.

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Feature Article
November 23, 2019

Contemporary digital artists bring ideas from Fantasia into the 21st century and attract millions of viewers.

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Feature Article
November 19, 2019

The polyglot nature of modern composition means that style is no longer polemics, and women composers can make the music they need to.

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Jazz Review
October 8, 2019

The fearless jazz guitarist celebrates a new recording with a hot combo featuring the charango.

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Feature Article
August 9, 2019

New recordings by Caleb Burhans, Alex Weiser, and Caroline Shaw show their broad interests and influences.

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CD Review
July 16, 2019

Handel’s oratorio Joseph and His Brethren gets some long-overdue love from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

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