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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.

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June 19, 2018

Keeping up with these quartets isn't easy, because, as new recordings show, they are always doing something new.

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April 28, 2018

Du Yun's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera breaks new ground, as does composer Andy Akiho and the duo Subtle Degrees.

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April 10, 2018

Anderson's Landfall is an unmissable work, created with Kronos, while countertenor Fagioli blows away the competition in Handel arias.

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January 29, 2018

New albums show contemporary musicians and groups can do rock and folk and classical well.

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October 27, 2017

With the structure in place, Bang on a Can continues to spread its gospel, looking forward rather than at its accomplishments.

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October 14, 2017

New music without Bang on a Can would be a lot less visible, a lot grayer, and a lot less fun. Here’s the story of their breakthrough ideas.

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June 9, 2017

Allan Kozinn listens to the latest music from the busy creative community in Iceland.

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Recital Review
May 19, 2017

The soprano offers a rare bouquet, delivered with splendid technique and expressiveness.

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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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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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