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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.

DVD Review
May 30, 2020

A powerful concert benefits from judicious editing and stirs poignant memories.

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Feature Article
May 26, 2020

Here are some of our favorite interactive “Google Doodles” that explore music-making and history.

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May 26, 2020
The prominent SF Conservatory of Music alumnus releases an album of long-lost pieces for cello and piano.
Recording Review
May 26, 2020

The trio’s Silo Songs EP explores a lockdown day in four musical phases.

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Recording Review
May 23, 2020

Louis-Gabriel Guillemain turns out to be ripe for rediscovery in this valuable recording.

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Recording Review
May 23, 2020

Kindra Scharich and Jeffrey LaDeur make musical alchemy on To My Distant Beloved.

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Book Review
May 18, 2020

Ian Zack’s engaging book traces the venerated singer’s artistic victory over personal struggles, rampant racism, and professional challenges.

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CD Review
May 18, 2020

A decade’s worth of the Canadian composer’s challenging new music takes time to absorb.

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CD Review
May 12, 2020

The adventurous concert series celebrates the early minimalist with an inaugural CD of his challenging music.

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CD Review
May 11, 2020

Stabat Mater reveals the diversity of the Estonian composer’s musical ideas.

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