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March 2016
Why I Will Never Stop Using CDs
Wagner öhne wackelt (Wagner Without Wobbles)
Music From Clare and Brent Fischer
The HIP Movement in Classical Music: Reality and Myth
Alice Babs (1924-2014): An Appreciation
Carl Orff’s Forgotten Opera
Tiny Parham: The Jogo Rhythm Man
Clifford Brown: The Bach of Jazz
Nadia Reisenberg’s Mozart Concertos
The Boogie Woogie Harpsichord of Company B
Biggs Gets the Ragtime Bug
Irish Girl Got the Blues
Reassessing Feodor Chaliapin
Sophia Agranovich Plays Schubert and Chopin
Dizzy’s Swinging Bands
Dreams Are Nothing More Than Wishes: The Harry Nilsson Story
The Mercurial Talent of Shura Cherkassky
A New Recording of Bertoni’s Copycat “Orfeo”
Jabbo Smith: A Study in Stubbornness
Tara Helen O’Connor’s Versatile Flute
A Stunning New “Rodelinda”
A Tribute to Jan DeGaetani, Goddess of Song

April 2016
The Greatest Soloist in the History of Jazz
Piano Four Hands: Paolo and Stephanie Weave Their Magic
The Great Klaus Tennstedt
A Love Letter to the Boswell Sisters
Two Superb Reissues by Crazy Cathy
The Biggest Little Band in the Land
Luciano Berio’s Finale to “Turandot”
Erwin Schulhoff’s Jazz-Based Piano Fantasies
Welitsch Was a Spitfire, But Borkh Was a Blowtorch
King Oliver’s Last Will and Testament
Huw V Williams’ Excellent Adventure
Mark Kaplan Pierces the Heart of Bach
Eubie Blake’s Classic “Shuffle Along” Back Out on CD
David Starobin’s Ongoing Guitar Journey
Mark Murphy’s Last Live Recording a Gem
Fredrik Ullén’s Sorabji Project Continues
Quincy Jones’ Orchestra Sizzles in Ludwigshafen, 1961
First Installment of the “Michael Gielen Edition” a Winner
Shapiro’s Schubert a Labor of Love

May 2016
Danny Bacher: A Swinger From Way Back, Here Today
Vincent Peirani’s New Live Album Enigmatic But Fascinating
Laurin, Paradiso and Marinčič Bring the French Baroque to Life
Haskil and Schurich Bring Out the Melos of Mozart
Stan Kenton’s Neglected Masterpiece
Houtzeel Charms and Seduces in New Recital
No Kidding: This Kid’s a Genius!
Regietheater, the Ruination of Opera
The Amazing Bertons, Part 1: Ralph
The Amazing Bertons, Part 2: Eugene
The Amazing Berton, Part 3: Vic
Klára Takács’ Recital Reissue a Gem
Late, Live Kenton Surprises and Thrills
Far-Out Jazz from Ivo Perelman and the Sirius Quartet
Maria Divina, Regina dell’Opera
Holliger Completes his Schumann Series
Colin Davis’ “Oedipus Rex” One More Reason to Hate Record Companies
Alchemy Sound Project Goes Metaphysical
Discovering Lucille Udovich
Dunér’s “Dizzy” is a Whirlwind of Creativity
The Highs and Lows of DG’s Barber Songs Reissue
Stabinsky Stabilizes the Chaos of Shock Jazz
Norman. Erwartung. Period.
Clotilde Rullaud Morphs Into “Madeleine et Salomon” on New CD
Maria Granillo’s Simple But Elegant Music
Matt Wilson Honors His Wife in New Album

June 2016
Villa-Lobos Quartet Reissue a Must-Have
Wolfgang Fuses Jazz, Classical and Contemplation
A Sizzling “Penthesilea” From Martha Mödl & Company
Sassy’s Late Basie-Band Album a Knockout
Orledge’s Debussy Operas on CD At Last
Kris Allen’s “Beloved” Understated, Subtle Jazz
Erkin’s Little-Known Music a Wow
Mangelsdorff Times Two Play Swinging Jazz
Mayr’s “Medea” Resuscitated by Rodriguez, Luisi
Scott Wheeler’s Kaleidoscopic Piano Vignettes
Henry Threadgill, Master of Musical Mosaics
New Munch Reissue Flawed But Interesting
The Other Side of Charles Munch
Rilling’s Last Bach “Mass in B Minor” The Best
Romano and Venuti in a Love Session From 1954
Del Pino and Angelov Have a Ball With Kapustin
Bill Evans’ “Loose Blues” Back Out on CD

Sirius Quartet’s Thought-Provoking New CD

July 2016
Bill Evans’ Lost Session Released At Last

Rhorer’s “Abduction” Lively But Flawed
Coltrane’s 60 Giant Steps Towards a New Jazz Style
Giulini’s Venerable “Iphigénie en Tauride” a Gem
Fischer-Dieskau Performs Lively Hindemith
Jeff Denson Runs Rings Around “Concentric Circles”

Rich Halley’s “Outlier” Great, Creative Jazz 
Remembering Leif Segerstam in the 1970s
Maag’s 1959 “Figaro” Beats Them All
Fred Hersch Back at the Vanguard
Check Out the New Penguin’s Girlfriend’s Guide! 

The New Busch Trio Nails Dvořák 
Revisiting Eddie Sauter, 1957-58
Getz & Sauter x2 Equals “Mickey One”
Leon Russell, the Neglected Genius
Frank Martin’s “Dance of Death” a Strange, Moving Work
Morlot Completes His “Doodly-oo” Orchestral Cycle
Virgil
Bartók Plays Bartók: Listen, and Learn
Gluzman Makes Love to Prokofiev
Moons Over Myriad3: Their Third Album

August 2016
Ellington’s Reprise Recordings Surprisingly Good
The Pioneer of Jazz Guitar
The Tender Flower of Jazz
The Greatest Countertenor of Them All

Billie’s Decca Days: The Great Communicator 
Vänskä’s Sibelius Crisp, Bright, Buoyant  
Atta Boy, Atterberg!
Marian Anderson’s “Snoopycat” Lives Forever
Schwarz & Buckley’s Rousing Couperin
Quinsin Nachoff in a State of “Flux”
Franz Schmidt’s Surprising Music
Quartetto Energie Nove Nails Janáček
Litton’s Prokofiev Structured Yet Exciting
Quartetto Energie Nove’s Splendid Prokofiev
Aksel Rykkvin an Excellent Boy Treble    

Nørgård’s “Siddharta” a Pretty Heady Opera
The Legendary Wanda Landowska
Ivanov’s “Dream Images” a State of Subconscious
Chabrier’s “L’Etoile” an Unlucky Star
Trio Solisti Digs Into Russian Romantics
Berl Senofsky Astounds in Newly-Released Recital

September 2016
Traveling East-West With the Janczarski-McCraven Quintet
More Than Meets the Ear in Katz’ “Jailhouse Doc”
Schwarz & Buckley Play Beautiful Bach
Mili Bermejo Does a Latino Sheila Jordan

The Belcea Quartet Digs Brahms!
The Escher Quartet’s Scintillating Mendelssohn
Biondi Makes Magic of Telemann
Abrazo: The Havana Sessions Produce Fine Music
Nikolayeva Combined Clarity and Fervor
Leonhardt Creates Magic at the Keyboard
Beekman’s Well-Crafted New CD
Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art
Sonny Turns 86
Tindall’s Tuba Thrills in “Transformations”
Simone Weil Inspires Brilliant Jazz Composition
Iturbi’s Solo Recordings Available at Last
Weinberg’s 17th Symphony in a Great New Recording
Gielen’s Brahms Insightful and Exciting
Schnabel Shakes Up Books, Bottles & Bamboo in New CD
Wadada Leo Smith’s Triumphant New Suite
Schulhoff’s Chamber Music Inventive, Exciting
Serkin’s Beethoven Concertos Top a Crowded Field
Joey Alexander’s “Countdown”

October 2016
Toscanini the Composer
Arthur Lourié’s Impressionist Musical Journey    
Weinberg’s Violin Sonatas Unusual, Moving

The Idiotic Vinyl Revival
Fairouz’ “Zabur” Moving, Stunning Music
Man, Oh Man Overboard! This is Fun!
Csányi-Wills’ Haunting Orchestral Songs
Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s Absurdist Musical Art
Red Garland and John Coltrane in a Rare Session
Bernhard Molique’s Surprising String Quartets
Django
Anna Webber’s Wild Musical Devolutions
Sanchez and Smith in the Twine Forest
More Wacky Music From Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Franz Schmidt’s Clarinet Quintet Unusual, Enticing
Sanders and Strosdahl Explore “Jazzical Moods”
Biller’s B-Minor Mass Unusual, Impassioned
Baker’s Final Testament: The Art of Jazz Solos
Agranovich Dominates Schumann’s “Carnaval”
Gutierrez’ Strong, Understates Chopin and Schumann
duoJalal Takes a Musical Journey to the East
Venzago Presents Surprising, Brilliant Honegger
Libretto for Chabrier’s “L’Etoile” Now Available!
Pianist Sasaki Tackles Clara Schumann
Scartazzini’s “Der Sandmann” An Intense Musical Experience
Kentner Creates Magic at the Keyboard
Dyad Takes Opera to the Jazz Clubs
Cruz-Romo, The Great Verdian, On CD at Last
Another Wunderlich Reissue Cements His Legend

November 2016
Satie Quartet Covers a Range of French Music
Karis Skitters Through Poulenc With Grace
Sonny Rollins Dominates His Own Jazz Party
Hubbard’s 1961 Breakout Album A Stunner
Victor’s Biggest Bonehead Errors

George Antheil, the Madman of Music, Comes to Life
Ginastera’s Mindblowing Early Ballet Impresses
Kitayenko’s Superb New “Nutcracker” Great for Dancing
Milhaud’s Early and Late String Sonatas Surprise
Fascinating CPE Bach Pieces on New CD
No Joke! “The Polish Wedding” Will Knock Your Socks Off!
Grétry’s Little-Heard Comic Masterpiece Comes to Life
Alyssa’s Debut Album is All Good!
Matthew Kaminski Swings At Churchill Grounds
The Great Leonard Rose Rises to the Occasion
Ortiz’ Fascinating “Hidden Voices” In New CD
Peplowski Enraptures Listeners in New Album
Charles Daniels Explores British Impressionists
Ratatet’s “Arctic” Unusual, Thought-Provoking Jazz
A New and Fascinating Berberian Recital
Andrea Claburn Highly Individual in Debut Recording
C.P.E. Bach’s Organ Music Wild, Scintillating
Martucci’s Chamber Music Given Elegant Treatment
Schulhoff’s Strange, Moody Violin Music

December 2016
Dorothy Donegan: A Study in Frustration
Ken Schaphorst’s New Album Deceptively Innovative
Yondani Butt’s Very Good Beethoven
Reassessing Paderewski, Wizard of the Keyboard
Yakushev’s Stunning Prokofiev Sonatas
Saariaho’s “Woman’s Opera” Fascinating But Overdone
The Singer’s Singer    
Ohlsson’s Mindblowing Scriabin

Hating on Benny
Szymański’s Eccentric Harpsichord Pieces
Take This Music—For Free
Freddy Cole’s Cool Christmas Album Reissued
No Phony Awards Here!
“Greetings, Music Lovers…and the Rest of You, Too!”
Killing Us Softly: Classical Music Radio
Pahud Explodes in Bach Concertos
Hill’s and Shimada’s Surprisingly Great Prokofiev
Björling’s and Tebaldi’s Neglected “Cavalleria” Reissued
Two Short Martinů Operas Reissued

January 2017   
Colin Carr: Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust Recordings

The Amazing Fats Waller
Fischer’s Mahler Seventh a Solid Performance
Gielen Edition Vol. 4 a Mixed Bag
Finley’s Sibelius Tribute Fascinating and Deeply-Felt
Schimmel’s Wild and Wacky Music Entertains and Surprises
Josh Green’s Debut Album Really Hops!
Martinů’s “Field Mass,” Double Concerto Inspire and Delight
Krainev & Kitayenko Explode in Prokofiev’s Piano Concertos
Salim Takes On Schulhoff
Peterson’s Personal Best Reissued At Last
“hat trick” Weaves a Spell on Listeners
Sidney Jacobs’ Second CD Interesting and Stylish
Warner Classics Releases an Important Menuhin Set
Höhenrieder and the Saxon Chamber Players do Sextets
Richter Plays Szymanowski in Live Concert
Sommer’s “Rübezahl” a Lively Wagnerian Comedy
Trio Kavak’s “Heirlooms” a Fascinating Album
Kick-Butt Brahms From Vladar, Kouzmanova-Vladar & Amara
Mayer’s “Dhammapada” Still Vibrant After 40 Years
Vivaldi’s Cello Concertos Jump and Jive With Fishman

February 2017
Paterson’s Music Atmospheric, Quirky
Hughes’ “Dream Keeper” Blends Jazz and Poetry
Carsten Dahl Takes You on a Head Trip
Fricker’s String Quartets Moody, Dense
Ørsted Pedersen and Miller Create Magic
Entering the World of Kaprálová   
Matthews’ Piano Trios Fascinating & Intense

Carollo’s Music Intense, Deceptively Creative
Danemo’s Big Band Music With a Twist
Almeida Prado’s Mindblowing Piano Universe
Bird’s Washington Concerts Reissued   
Jihye Lee: A Name to Watch in Jazz

Tucker’s Great “La Juive” Reissued At Last
Alma Mahler’s Songs Given Life by Kroeger and Lonero
Fernández Explores the Evolution of Scriabin’s Preludes
Jiří Kylián: The Master Choreographer
Asmussen Took a Lickin’ and Kept on Tickin’
Oxman’s East of the Village from East of the Rockies
Korstick Digs Into Ginastera
Masters Channels Mingus and Mulligan
Mulligan’s Great Early Arrangements in Stereo
Kletzki’s & Marek’s Symphonies Come to Life
Minnaar’s Surprisingly Passionate Fauré
Zych’s “Alice” Fantastic, Imaginative, Enigmatic
Méhul’s “Uthal” a Fascinating Dramatic Opera
Brubeck’s Zurich Set Surprises and Delights
NTWS’s “Inventions” a Potpourri of Remarkable Music
Garrido’s Stunning Monteverdi Operas & Vespers Reissued
A Wacky New CD From Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Lourié’s Piano Music Re-imagined by Koukl

March 2017
Hindemith String Quartets Played by Amar
Rosbaud’s “Moses und Aron” a Mixed Bag
Kirkpatrick Rumbles Through the “Concord” Sonata
Benadon’s Delight/Delirium A Multifaceted Trip
Andrew Davis Cracks Open the Ives Fourth
Temianka and Shure Rip Through the Beethoven Sonatas
Griffes’ Piano Music Revisited by Torquati
Gossec’s Symphonies That Influenced Mozart Revived
Tianwa Yang’s Ysaÿe Sonatas Are the Best
Weinberg’s Violin Sonatas Given a New Interpretation
Anick and Yeager “United” on New Album
Say & Alstaedt’s “4 Cities” a Fascinating Musical Journey
Uhlig’s French Concerto Album Powerful, Dazzling
Krupa’s Last Recorded Performance a Gem
Kamus Has Fun With Finnish String Quartets
R.I.P. Lonie Levister
Holst & Vaughan Williams’ Contrasting British Operas
Papandopulo’s Music Strange, Mysterious, Yet Lively
Telemann’s Flute Fantasies Remarkable, Fascinating
New Richter Release of Live Schumann
Re-Evaluating Maud Powell
Ravel’s “L’Heure Espagnole” Gets Sparkling New Reading
Penetrating the Dark Musical Mind of Roslavets   
Tansman’s Ballets Beautifully Performed in New Release

Walton’s “Façade” In A Lively New Reading
Fricsay’s “Samson” Deeply Moving
The Altius Quartet Jumps from Haydn to Hip-Hop
Blecha-Wells & Kim Revel in Martinů’s “Small Storms”
Hindemith’s “Das Marienleben” in a Great New Recording
Solal and Kuhn Take Flight in Paris
McLean’s “Capuchin Swing” Hard-Hitting, Thrilling

April 2017    
Dvořák’s “Spectre’s Bride” a Surprisingly Great Dramatic Work
Why did Arturo Toscanini Come to NBC?
Exploring “Baby” Sommer’s Wild, Multi-Faceted Jazz
“Duke’s Dream” a Fascinating, Creative Tribute
NBC Symphony Myths Debunked
Weinberg’s Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 7 in New Recordings 
Rawsthorne’s “Portrait” Reveals a Genial Creator
Jason Rigby’s “One” a Wild Ride
Yoko Miwa Has Fun at the Piano
Lefkowitz-Brown Jumps in New Album
Ehnes Plays Beautiful Bach
Reassessing Massenet’s “Le Cid”   
The Kazakh String Quartet Impresses With Intense Music

Tina Raymond’s “Left Right Left” a Wild Ride
Mari Nobre’s “Live and Alive” a Hip Album
Alex Goodman Surprises on New Release

May 2017
The Death of “True” French Style and its Impact
Zabaleta Creates Magic on the Harp
New Cherkassky Reissue a Splendid Recital
Cavina’s “Poppea” a Riveting Performance   
Letters, We Get Letters…

Knussen’s Great New Recording of “The Soldier’s Tale”
Rostropovich and Richter Present a Mixed Bag
McCarthy Blends Jazz With Civil War Music
Armstrong Swings in Scandinavia
Rebecca Hennnessy Makes a Strong Debut Disc
Ullmann’s Piano Works Released by Capriccio
Fumio Yasuda Digs Satie!
Vadim Neselovskyi Makes His Trio Debut
Surprising New Recording of Saint-Saëns’ Rare Opera
Michael Gielen Tears Up Bartók & Stravinsky
Pine Finds New Ways to Play Paganini
Carwithen’s Bold Scores Conducted by Hickox Reissued
The Strange Musical Mind of Piotr Szewczyk
Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio Debuts on CD
Gregory Mertl’s Music Dynamic, Humorous
Molly Kien’s Music Fluid, Moving   
Antheil’s Orchestral Works Get a New Reading

Roberta Peters’ Forgotten Recital
Getting to the Heart of Paganini
Rathaus’ Unusual Violin Sonatas Recorded
Fascinating Songs by a Singing Legend
Monk’s “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” Released at Last
Bill Cunliffe’s “BACHanalia” a Fun Ride
Natalia Trull Digs Into Prokofiev!
Matthews’ Violin Pieces Engaging, Inventive   
Getting Into the Heart of Pauline Viardot

Amandine Beyer Plays Superb C.P.E. Bach
Barab’s “Red Riding Hood” a Laugh Riot
Gulda Plays Mozart & Gulda

June 2017
Stephanie & Saar Make “The Art of Fugue” Enjoyable!
Mariel Roberts Maps Her Mind on “Cartography”

Koukl Presents Vol. 2 of Lourié’s Piano Works
Anna Kokits Plays Toch
Laura Campisi’s Debut Album Fascinating
Happy 100th Birthday, Inge Borkh!
Harriet Mackenzie’s Wonderland of New Works
Dominic John’s “24+1” a Great Trip   
Ponce’s Piano Music Brought to Life by Cendoya

Cervetti’s “Triptych Celebration” Powerful, Moving
Matt Haimovitz’ New Album a Mixed Bag
Beirach and Huebner Cook at Birdland
O Sister! Stompin’ Down the Boswells Path
The Nat Cole Trio’s Last European Stand
Ulf and Erik Wakenius Create Guitar Magic
“Bird in Time” a Great Time Capsule   
Neeme Järvi’s Busoni Set Reissued

Exploring Tansman’s Folk-Influenced Piano Music
Steprans’ Hip Little Quintet Cooks
Rozhdestvensky’s Marvelous Enescu Recordings Reissued
Hausegger’s Amazing Orchestral Works Exhumed
Muczynski’s Chamber Music Brilliantly Played on Brilliant Classics
Laks’ Startling Chamber Works Revived
Aruán Ortiz’ “Cub(an)ism” a Wonderfully Strange Disc
The Lutosławski Quartet’s Strange New Music
Szymanowski’s Piano Music Beautifully Played by Roscoe
Hyeseon Hong’s “Ee-Ya-Gi” a Strange But Fascinating CD
Petr Fiala’s Splendid New Dvořák “Requiem”
Alice Coote Fabulous in Mahler Song Cycles
John Pickard’s Unusual, Intense Music
Kegel’s Great “Carl Orff Edition” Reissued
Rodziński Conducts 20th Century Music

July 2017
Segerstam Contrasts His Work With Brahms

Maureen Batt’s Walter Scott Adventure
Eric Ineke Plays With the Tenor Giants
Sarah Maria Sun Dazzles in Modern Recital
Harberg & Wolpert’s Viola Concertos
Arnold Rosner’s Chamber Music Revived
Rodziński’s Stupendous “Khovanshchina” Reissued
Albert Mangelsdorff Invites Some Friends
Mátyás Seiber’s Jazz-Infused Fun Pieces
Landrus’ Debut Disc Inconsistent But Interesting
Tortelier’s Dutilleux Cycle Reissued
Deller’s Final Recital Among his Best
Neunecker’s Strauss Will Blow You Away
Forgotten Jazz Orchestras: Sam Donahue’s Navy Band
Gerald Cannon Really Hops!
Feltsman’s Bipolar Schubert Sonatas
Lerdahl’s Music a World of Its Own
Paul Chihara’s Whimsical Music
New John Carollo CD Has Fine Music
Casella’s Second Symphony Dazzles Under Ventura
Peter Seabourne’s Fascinating Piano Mosaics
My Blog Posts: The Highs and the Lows   
Honegger’s “Judith” a Great Find!

August 2017
Exploring the Musical World of Peter Seabourne   
Lan Shui’s Objective Debussy

Seabourne’s Fascinating “Studies of Invention”
The Thibaud String Trio Plays Milhaud & Martinů
Contrasting Styles in Schoenberg’s Quartets
Fred Lerdahl’s Quixotic Music Fascinates
The Original Met “Rake’s Progress” Reissued
Lerdahl’s String Quartets Complex, Fascinating
Mitsuko Shirai Celebrates Her 70th Birthday
More Classical Song Gems from Shirai
An Interview with Aruán Ortiz
The Anna Lundqvist Quintet Gets Hot!
Matt Wilson’s “Honey and Salt” a Great Tribute to Carl Sandburg
Violinist-Composer Peter Hristoskov: A Retrospective
Katie Thiroux’s “Off Beat” Provides Pleasant Jazz
Discovering Irving Mills’ Hotsy-Totsy Gang
Inside Nietzsche’s Musical Mind
Josh Nelson’s “The Sky Remains” Mostly Brilliant
Taneyev’s Quartets Brilliantly Played by California String Quartet
New Recording of Szymanowski’s Violin-Piano Works
Nick Photinos’ Interesting “Petits Artéfacts”
The “Other” Met “Rake’s Progress” Reissued
Respighi’s Great “Sinfonia Drammatica” Reissued
Hear Laks’ String Quartets Bounce and Glisten!
Schoenberg’s String Music in Fabulous Performances
Interesting New Recording of Stravinsky’s “Nightingale”
Lakatos & Lagrène’s Tribute to Grappelli & Reinhardt
Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonatas Smolder Under Weintraub
George Lloyd’s Surprisingly Good Symphonies

September 2017
Gielen’s Masterful Mahler Reissued
VEIN Plays Ravel  
Donald Tovey, the Composer

Steve Rouse’s Wonderful Musical Fantasies
A Potpourri of Pieces for Orchestra and Large Ensembles
The Ghost Train Orchestra Rolls Along
Satoko Fujii & Wadada Leo Smith Weave Their Magic
Exploring Ketil Hvoslef’s Unusual Chamber Music
Guitarist Rez Abbasi’s “Unfiltered Universe” a Gem!
Ahonen Plays Affectionate Ives
Zeller’s “Vogelhändler” Sparkles in New Recording
Wild Bill Davison’s Excellent Danish Adventure
Little and Gardner’s Exciting Szymanowski & Karłowicz
The Music of Nimrod Borenstein
A Wild Ride With Wild Bill Davison on Commodore
Johnny Dankworth’s ‘50s Band Cooks in New Reissue
The UK Jazz Ensemble Burns Its Way on Tour
Cervini’s Turboprop “Revs” Up the Heat
Chasing Bix, the Introverted Enigma
Herzogenberg’s Underrated Piano Trios Given New Life
Kadesha & Rimmer Play Modern Violin Sonatas  
Those Darn Cowboys & Frenchmen are “Bluer Than You
Think”!

Variation5 Explores Odd Wind Quintets

Rod Levitt’s Missing RCA Album Reissued At Last!
Lipovšek Dominates Martin’s “Der Cornet”   
Jonathan Nichol Plays Modern Sax Music

October 2017
Astronio Makes W.F. Bach’s Keyboard Works Come Alive
Davis Treks to Antarctica With Vaughan Williams
Daniel Behle Nostalgic for Tenor Bonbons!
Collins’ Violin Works Lyrical, Original, Haunting
Carn-Davidson 9’s Fascinating New Album
Fricker’s Symphonies Interesting, Well Crafted
Meister Masters Martinů
Discovering the Musical World of Donatoni
Nissen’s “Departures” an Interesting Experiment
Brian Symphonies Played Brilliantly by Alexander Walker
A Cornucopia of Koechlin on SWR Music
A Rare CD from Pianist Jack Reilly
MOPDtK’s New Album Kicks & Cooks!
Allison Au is Au-Some
A Koechlin Cornucopia, Part 2
Griller’s Orchestral Music Dazzling, Brilliant
Vol. 8 of Scelsi’s Music Released
The Nick Maclean Quartet Breaks Through

Duo Perfetto Digs Kapustin’s Cello Music
Mahanthappa Returns With His Indo-Pak Coalition
Rodney Green & Warren Wolf Cook in Montmartre!
Kay Johannsen’s Quirky But Fabulous Music   
Ella Warms Up the Concertgebouw in 1961

A Clutch of Modern String Music from Munich
Eric Wyatt Looks to the Sky in New Release
Lalo Schifrin Flashes His Classical Side
Villa-Lobos’ First Two Symphonies Released
Isserlis Plays Music of WWI
George Crumb’s Vol. 18 Fantastic Music!
Delfeayo Marsalis’ First Live Album A Relaxed Affair 

November 2017
Zimmermann’s Playful Yet Dark Symphonic Works   
Sakari Oramo Conducts British Music

Exploring the Storms and Fear of Pehr Nordgren

Fine New Recording of Ligeti’s “Requiem”
Wadada Leo Smith Wanders Through the Mind of Monk
Nordgren’s Bold, Compelling “Taivaanvalot”
Cotik Kicks Butt in Piazzolla!
The Young-Promane Octet on High Octane
New Works by Kalevi Aho Released
Nørgård’s Early Piano Pieces Released
Discovering Pierre d’Assy
Thomas’ Promises: A New Collection of Works
Aho’s Remarkable Chamber Symphonies
Fonnesbæk & Kauflin Plunge Into the Jazz Abyss
Mendelssohn’s Rare Motets Featured on New CD
Discovering Kalevi Aho’s Horn & Theremin Concerti
Pickard’s Fascinating Songs Presented in New CD
Thomas’ “Of Being is a Bird” Fascinating
Martin Salemi Has Short Stories to Tell
Schoch Jumps & Jives With Jazzettes!
Liebman-Murley Quartet’s Live Set Released
De Niese Astounds in Baroque & Renaissance Music
Poulenc’s Complete Chamber Music Released
Yoncheva’s “Norma” a Mixed Bag
The “Other” Mendelssohn’s Complete Songs
Thierry Fischer’s Mind-Boggling Mahler Eighth
Calandra Turns Up the Heat in “Erotica Antiqua”  
An Abundance of Alkan!

Quattro Mani Play Re-Structures
All Hail Hailstork’s String Quartets
The Pavel Haas Quartet’s Electrifying Dvořák
Leistner-Mayer’s Psychotropic Quartets
Sabine Devieilhe Breaks Through

December 2017
Yasmin Rowe’s Maiden Voyage on CD

Y2’s Scintillating Mendelssohn & Kapustin
Discovering Ben Goldscheider’s Golden Horn
Re-Evaluating Toscanini’s 1940 “Missa Solemnis”
Paús’ Music Played Well by Fernández
Narbutaitė’s Unusual Orchestral Music
The Strange Cello Music of Giacinto Scelsi
Bolcom’s Interesting Piano Music in New Collection
Rebekah Heller’s Strange Bassoon Adventure
Alberto Bologni Makes “Dedications” in New Pieces
TJP’s New “Peace and Love” Album
John Browning’s Superb Ravel Reissued
Harley Plays Trump Card in New CD
Miguel Baselga’s Albéniz Adventure
Rameau’s Great “Les Indes Galantes” Reissued
Osland’s UK Musicians Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rhythm Section
Copland’s Early Orchestral Works Kick Butt!
Mantas Completes Schumann’s Fourth Sonata
Marteau’s Enigmatic Songs
Martinů’s “Epic of Gilgamesh” in English at Last
Korstick’s Wide-Awake Debussy, Vol. 5 Released

January 2018
Julián Carrillo, the Forgotten Genius
   
Baselga Completes His Albéniz Series

Várdai’s Great Kodály Performances   
Elena Gaponenko’s Astonishing Dual Talents

Cotik Explores Mozart’s Violin Sonatas
Urania’s Fantastic Reissue of Milanov’s “Aida”   
Bollani’s Wild Italian Musical Adventure

Have You Ever Heard “Háry János”?
Leslie Pintchik’s Fun New Album
Revisiting Milhaud’s Chamber Music
Sylvie Courvoisier’s Strange, Atonal Jazz
An Early Example of the UK Mega-Sax Ensemble “Stinkin’”
The Turtle Island Quartet’s “Bird’s Eye View”
Osland Goes Classical With “Intrinsic Versatility”
Miles’ Mega-Sax Groups Stir Up the Gumbo
Martinů’s Great Early Orchestral Works Recorded   
Donatoni’s Strange Chamber Music

Ingolfsson and Stoupel Play 20th Century Sonatas
Ebenstein’s Debut Album of Songs  
James Hall Goes Cool!

Gaponenko Duets With Herself   
Ančerl Conducts Suk & Krejči

Mark Murphy’s “Midnight Mood” Reissued
Stănculeasa & Maddox Explore “Pyramids”
Exploring Pierre-Octave Ferroud’s Orchestral Works
Fedoseyev Rips Through “Ivan the Terrible”
Smoczyński’s “Metamorphoses” a Fascinating Album   
Scopel Continues Exploring Prado’s Celestial Charts

Diethelm’s Fascinating Symphonic Works
Clare Fischer’s Fascinating “Latin” Bands   
Exploring Robert Lloyd’s “Boris Godunov”

Scozzesi’s Rich Mezzo a Welcome Surprise
Clare Fischer Comes at You “Out of the Blue”

February 2018
New CD of Weinberg Quartets Released

Santiago’s “Formika” Strange but Invigorating
Danielpour’s Fine String Quartets
The Jeff Hamilton Trio Swings at San Pedro!
Dan & Rob Hold a Block Party
Paolo & Stephanie Return
The Atom Accordion Quintet Plays “Jazzical Moods”
Medtner’s Songs Brilliantly Performed on New CD
Neubauer & Garrett’s Lost Bloch Recordings
Bethea Makes a Comeback with “Suite Theory”
Janowski Livens Up Hindemith
Rosenberger’s Powerful Szymanowski Recordings
Discovering Simon Pilbrow’s Jazz
Fantastic Recording of Szymanowski’s “Krol Roger”
20th Century “Jewels” Featured on New CD
Bernard’s Stunning New “Rite of Spring” & “Firebird Suite”
Various Pianists Play Stecher & Horowitz Commissions
New John Carollo Release a Stunner
Busch at Glyndebourne: Mozart Starts Here
Stoltzman Terrific in Jazz-Influenced Clarinet Music
Reappraising William Grant Still
Broder’s “Heritage” a Fun & Creative Album
Gee’s “Amazing Sliding Circus” Interesting
The Arúan Ortiz Trio in Zurich
New Recording of Messiaen’s Famous Quartet
Examining Fagerlund’s “Stonework”
Inside the John Perrine Quartet

March 2018     
Goodman Introduces Feigin’s Piano Works

An Interview with Paolo and Stephanie
Frank Wagner’s Floating Holiday
Larry Elgart’s “Impressions of Outer Space” Finally Available!
Almeida’s Exciting “La Navarraise” Reissued
Martinů Songs Vol. 5 Released
Noah Preminger Expresses his “Genuinity” in New CD
Kijanowska Explores Sonatas on New CD
Babs’ & Ellington’s “Serenade to Sweden” Finally Available!
Hines’ “Bluebeard’s Castle” Great But Uneven
Aimard Plays Messiaen’s Bird Catalogue
Goodyear Channels Gould
Bruce Levingston Opens Windows
Liberation Via the Janczarski-McCraven Quintet
Joanne Tatham Swings on New Release
Diane Moser’s Inventive, Fascinating Birdsongs
Edward Downes’ Magnificent “Rienzi”
Erin McDougald Swings Outside the Soirée
A New Vegas Duo: Penn & Jones!
David Amram Still Kicking After All These Years
Zuill Bailey Plays Haydn
Quatuor Danel’s Fine Franck CD
Oramo’s Powerful Florent Schmitt Performances
The Strange Piano Music of Robert Saxton
Vickers’ “Samson” Outstanding But Muddy
Davis & Coltrane’s 1960 European Tour Released   
Salvo Losappio’s Short-But-Sweet Debut Disc

April 2018
McClenty Hunter Hunts “Grooves”

Jared Gold’s Reemergence   
Gulda Plays Debussy

Lauri Sallinen Sings on his Clarinet
McDermott Tackles Haydn Sonatas
Daly’s “Titanic” Double Bass Impresses
A Clutch of George Perle Performances
Look Out…Dave Tull is Texting and Driving!  
Dmitri Tymoczko’s Unusual Music

The North Texas Wind Symphony Plays Modern Music
Descharmes’ and Soustrot’s Exciting Saint-Saëns  
The Best Jazz Singer You’ve Probably Forgotten

Gulda’s Classical-Jazz Hybrids   
Ehnes, Gardner Shine in Walton

Adrean Farrugia’s “Blued Dharma”
Scopel Completes His Celestial Journey
Daniel Lippel’s Unusual Guitar Journey
Solon McDade Paints Musical Murals
Lynn Raley Enters the Maelstrom
Kondrashin’s Mahler Sixth Released on CD
Kitayenko Presents Early Stravinsky
The Brubeck Brothers Pay Tribute to Dave
Quatuor Joachim Plays Szymanowski & Ravel
Lewis Wright’s Unusual Jazz Duets
Catalin Serban Plays Bell-Like Music
Modern Flute Music by the Pavan-Canale Duo
The Quince Ensemble Explores Their “Natal Home”
Attacca Quartet Members Play Weinberg
New Recording of Medtner’s Complete Violin-Piano Music
The Bittersweet Life of a Great, Forgotten Jazz Singer
The Blair Big Band’s Debut CD
Trio Vitruvi’s Schubert  
Rosen & Artymiw Play Mendelssohn

Fred Hersch Releases a “Found Object”
Dmitri Tymoczko is Taking Beat Therapy
Music From the Crackpot Hymnal   
Les Petits Nouveaux Redefines Manouche Jazz

Jungsu Choi, Jazz Composer
Arthur Fagen’s Superb Diamond Performances
Great New Recording of Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers”
Sellin’s Jazz Impressions of Debussy
Fantastic “Rape of Lucretia” With Vickers, Rideout

May 2018
A Moving Chronicle of Despair and Rebirth

Peled Pays Tribute to Casals and Brahms
The Wild Chamber Music of Outi Tarkiainen
Crossing the Bridge of San Luis Rey
Tortelier Conducts Roussel   
The Strange Case of James Levine

Helen Callus Plays British Music   
SWR Music’s “Gielen Edition” Marches On

Discovering Zaderatzky’s Piano Preludes & Fugues
Mookie Lee-Menuhin Has Liaisons
Oh! MARTHA!
Andriessen’s Diverse Piano Music
A Portrait of Mark Murphy’s Brilliant Genius and Bittersweet Life   
Jeremy Dale Roberts’ Unusual Chamber Music
  
Fauré’s Complete Songs Issued by Atma

Szymanowski’s Early Songs in a New Release
Unusual Starker Recordings Reissued
The Far-Out Jazz of Angelika Niescier
Miguel Harth-Bedoya Takes a Different Look at Mussorgsky & Prokofiev
Panos Demopoulos Explores Nina’s Clock
Nilsson’s Live 1960 “Aida” Interesting, Exciting
Nilsson’s 1958 “Tristan” Reissued
Noah Preminger Digs Chopin!
Revisiting Reinhardt’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Holloway’s Fascinating Chamber Works
Lili Boulanger’s Fascinating Choral Works Revived
Rediscovering Hugo Alfvén
Rolf Martinsson’s Exuberant Music
Mena Continues His Ginastera Series
David Alan Miller Conducts Modern American Works
Gringolts Plays Stravinsky
Beverly Beirne Just Wants to Have Fun!
Blumina Plays Weinberg
TrioPolis One Plays Modern Composers   
Walker Delves Into Hindemith & Hartmann

Goodbye, Jack Reilly
Ellington Swings at Coventry Cathedral
Martinů’s Double Concerti in a New Recording   
Duo d’Accord Plays Tansman

Roberto Esposito Plays His Own Piano Music
Franz Schreker’s Neglected Masterpiece

June 2018
New CD of Crumb’s Piano Music
Duo Odéon and the Specter of George Antheil
The Strange Music of Douglas Boyce
The Concerti of Frank Ezra Levy
Beardslee Sings Again in New Release   
Jelly Roll’s Library of Congress Set for Under $30

Bobby Sanabria Revamps “West Side Story”  
Markevitch’s Great “Life for the Czar” Reissued

Paul Hindemith’s Wind Sonatas
Robert Groslot’s Witty Chamber Music
Inside the Musical Mind of Dawid Lubowicz
John Bailey Plugs Into “Real Time”
Exploring the Life and Interests of Bill Russell
The Return of Alchemy Sound Project   
“Pity, I’m Back!” Gulda Plays Bach

Serafin’s Old “Mefistofele” Reissued
McGegan Resuscitates a Forgotten Rameau Opera
New Recording of Aho’s Wind Quintets

A Great Recording of Boito’s “Nerone”
Yang and the Alexander Quartet Do Mozart
New Video Recaps Birgit Nilsson’s Career
Marty Elkins Swings Oldies in New Release   
Banse’s “Das Marienleben” Deep, Penetrating

Ismailova Plays Karayev

John Wilson Conducts Richard Rodney Bennett   
West Chester U Wind Ensemble Has “Second Thoughts”

July 2018
Clipper Erickson’s Russian-Themed Tableau

John Pittman Feels a “Kinship” With His Band   
Ronnie Cuber Still Groovin’

The Best Forgotten Violinist of All Time
Morlot Conducts Modern Music & Ravel
Christian Erny Plays Arthur Lourié
Ruben Gazarian Conducts an Unusual Program
Jacob Greenberg in the Hanging Gardens
Arturo Toscanini, Warts and All
Renate Eggebrecht Digs Finnish Composers!
The Tesla Quartet Debuts on CD
Lester is Forever Young on Storyville
Nézet-Séguin’s Superb Poulenc
Korstick’s Fascinating Rachmaninov  
The Halíř Trio Plays Granados & Dvořák

Lazarev’s Fascinating Prokofiev
Kevin Short’s Dark Bass Shines in New Recital   
Cambreling Explores Debussy

Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda Play Hip Tunes
Schumann’s String Quartets in a New Recording
The Concordia Trio Explores American Vistas   
The Turning Point Ensemble Opens a Curio Box

London’s and Rysanek’s Fascinating “Dutchman”

August 2018
Trio Clavio’s Wonderful New Album

Revisiting Wallberg’s Magnificent “L’Elisir”
Berger & Prey in a Rare Joint Recital
Jansons’ Magnificent Schubert Ninth
Gordon Getty’s New Album of Choral Works
Rich Halley Performs Jazz “Literature”
Krivda and Swing City Rewrite Jazz Classics   
Zhenni Li is “Melancolie”

Rangell Plays Ives & a Few Other “Modernists”
“Baby” Sommer Throws a Jazz Party
Noseda’s Superb “Symphonie Fantastique”
Simon Rattle’s “Das Lied” Adventure   
Weinberg’s 13th Symphony on CD At Last
   
Hampson Sings Chicago Songs

Mike Freeman & ZonaVibe Explore “Venetian Blinds”   
UNT’s “Lab Band” Plays the Rhythm of the Road

Brecker Gets Together With the UMO Jazz Orchestra   
Steven Taetz Delights in Charming New CD

Delan Sings Dickinson Songs
Cruz-Romo’s Superb “Forza”
Neeme Järvi Does Stenhammar
Alberto Pibiri Honors the Jazz Legacy
Greg Diaz’ Wonderful Jazz Orchestra Debuts
Agudin’s Splendid New “Emperor of Atlantis”
Cheung Explores “Cycles and Arrows”
Hartmut Rohde Plays Josef Tal
The Ken Thomson Sextet in Their Little Red Wagon   
Salonen Nails Stravinsky’s “Perséphone”

Liebowitz & Flick’s Surprisingly Brilliant CD
Hannigan Presents Vienna in the Fin de Siècle Era
Carlos Kalmar Presents “Aspects of America”
Cervini’s Turboprop is Full of Abundance
Boughton & Jones Play Joubert
The Lyrique Quintette Celebrate Arrivals & Departures
Nagano Conducts Rihm and Beintus
Discovering Walter Braunfels

September 2018
Celebrating Rautavaara’s 90th Birthday
Miguel Zenón’s “Tradición”
Marta Brankovich, Goth Piano Girl
Koukl Plays Lutosławski
Mohajer Presents “Pictures of the Hidden”
Harbison’s Requiem   
Falletta Conducts Schreker

Far-Outside Jazz from Perelman & Mahall
Brennan & Pago Libre Out on a Limb
Dirigo Rataplan’s New Album
Ethan Ardelli Discovers “The Island of Form”
Mark Masters Plays With Jazz Masters
Keith Oxman Teams Up With Dave Liebman
The Pedroia String Quartet Plays Quadrants   
Exploring Roxanna Panufnik

Mysterious Jazz from Myriad3
Enescu’s “Ghosts” Gets Its First Recording
Morten Haxholm’s “Vestigium”
Exploring the Music of Richard Arnell   
Nikolas Anadolis Burns in Heidelberg
   
Pyrć Plays Ekier & Symanowski

Morlot’s New Berlioz “Requiem”
McLoskey’s Fascinating “Zealot Canticles” 
The Felipe Salles Ensemble Steps Forth
Way North is Fearless and Kind   
Danny Bacher is Back!

Joining Stéphane Spira in his New Playground   
Christopher Trapani’s “Waterlines”

Schreier’s “Die Schöne Magelone” Reissued
Schreier Turns Mozart Lieder Into Schubert
Lester Leaps In – But Can You Find Him?
A 1974 Liederfest at Salzburg

October 2018
Introducing Dr. B of the Dallas Jazz Scene
Julian Gerstin Explores “The Old City”   
Bentyne Shines in New Duet Album

Edward Gardner’s Berlioz  “Requiem”
Digging Into Enescu’s Piano Works
Jansons’ Interesting Mahler Second
Amos Gillespie’s Chamber Music Delights
Lorraine Feather Returns in “Math Camp”
A Bevy of Connecticut Composers
Jurowski Conducts Tchaikovsky Symphonies
Julia Jones’ “3D Binaural” CD
A Cornucopia of Cherkassky
The Music of Philipp Scharwenka
Luzia von Wyl is “Throwing Coins”
Chris Pasin Practices “Ornettiquette”
Annie Chen’s Secret Treetop
Aruán Ortiz Joins Don Byron in New CD
Moser Plays Lutosławski & Dutilleux
Huisman Tackles Sorabji
Cho & Kim Play “Indianapolis Commissions”
Barton Pine Plays the Blues
Elisabeth Kulman’s Great Lieder Recital
Schrekin’ Along With Schreker
Hans Winterberg’s Strange But Fascinating Music
Christopher Hollyday Returns
Jack Mouse Presents His “Intimate Adversary”
Kulman’s Stupendous “Jazzical” CD

November 2018
René Jacobs Begins His Schubert Cycle
Fred Hersch’s First Stint at the Village Vanguard Released
Deschamps Creates “No Codes”
Gounod’s Last Opera Released on CD
The Dime Notes Tackle Old Tunes
A Treasure-Trove of Rare Satchmo
Stan Getz in a Rare Live Set From 1959
The Emile Parisien Quintet at Marciac
Jazz From the Lost Generation in Cuba
Karin Hammar Makes Circles
Accordion & Vibes Jazz from Azzola & Doriz
Discovering the Johnny Griffith Quintet
The John Fedchock Quartet is Reminiscing
Amit Peled’s Interesting Bach Suites   
The Return of Thomas Fonnesbæk

The Arcadia Quartet Tackles Bartók   
Mantas Conducts Mozart Serenades

Lefkowitz-Brown Plays “Standards”  
Best Hits for Blog Posts, Traffic Stats

Carla Campopiano’s Jolly Jazz Flute
The Music of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon
Two New Recordings of Crumb’s “Makrokosmos”
Imberger Plays Martinů Concerti

Salzedo’s Wonderful String Quartets
Quilico Explores “Global Sirens”
Scharich and the Alexander Quartet Perform Mahler
The Return of Allison Au
Reappraising the Beatles
Duo Pianists Play Debussy
Michael Berkeley’s Whimsical & Moving “Winter Fragments”
Connie Han Enters the “Crime Zone”
Willie the Lion Roars Again
The a/b trio Practices Trioliloquy
Abraham Barrera’s Dream Quintet
Yuko Yamakoa Plays Satoko Fujii
Chris Jentsch “Reviews” Topics in American History
Nobuko Imai Plays Hindemith   
Wallen’s Fascinating Orchestral Music

Discovering Onslow’s String Quintets   
Jansons Conducts Beethoven

Justin Morell’s Fascinating Guitar Concerto
God’s Tenor
Bruno Monsaingeon Delves Into Rostropovich
Bêlohlávek Presents a Martinů Premiere
Mingus and Sikora Pay Tribute to Butterflies
Valentina Tóth Tackles “Ruralia Hungarica”
Celebrating Zwilich’s Passionate Diversions
Kimbrough & Co. Wow On Complete Monk Set
Svárovky Conducts Smetana’s Symphonic Poems
A Great Petrucciani Concert from 1988   
Rare Early Broadcasts by Bream

Blomstedt Conducts Stenhammar
Kapustin’s Flute Works in New Release
Aho’s Brass Concerti Recorded
Discovering the Music of Apostel
Papandopulo Returns!
Antheil’s Orchestral Works in New Recording
Arkhipova and Hvorostovsky Star in “Queen of Spades”
Wallfisch Plays Brahms
Feltsman Presents Forgotten Russians
Herzogenberg’s “Columbus” a Great Find!

January 2019
Lovano & Douglas Create a “Scandal”
The Music of Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen
Kosmos Ensemble’s Musical Pomegranate
Krenek’s ChambSite Pageser Music and Songs
Hakan Toker “Messing Around” With the Classics
Alister Spence Imagines Meeting the Satoko Fujii Orchestra
Vol. 3 of Rosner’s Orchestral Music Released
Forgotten Jazz Orchestras: Boyd Raeburn
Alexeev’s Wonderful Scriabin Preludes
Exploring Justin Morell’s Guitar Concerto
Korstick Plays Franck
Borralhinho Plays Early 20th-Century German Works
Dave Young Swings in New CD
Pablo Aslan’s Superb Jazz String Quintets
It’s Schulhoff Time Again!
An Epic Begins: Mark Lomax’s “400,” Part 1
The Epic Continues: Mark Lomax’s “400,” Part 2
Lomax’s “Afrikan Epic” Concludes
The Ernie Watts Quartet Plays “Home Light”
5 Composers Contribute to New Compilation CD
Expanded Reissue of Dolphy’s “Conversations” & “Iron Man” Released
Wadada Leo Smith Honors Rosa Parks
The Atom String Quartet Plays New Works
Ruggieri & Mesirca Play Modern Flute-Guitar Music
Jazz Flautist Magela Herrera’s Great Debut Disc
Historic Bartók Performances Reissued
Getting Into Gustavo Díaz-Jerez’ “Metaludios”
Martin Georgiev’s Cosmic Music
Eleanor Meynell’s Lively Piano Recital
Reassessing Alessandro Moreschi & Friends
Ana María Alonso Plays Modern Spanish Music
McCabe Presents Musical “Mountains”
Riem Plays Debussy & Szymanowski Études
Tortelier Wows in Respighi’s “Roman Trilogy”
New Szymanowski-Zemlinsky CD
Kreisler’s 1926-27 Recordings Reissued
How Records Are Made (in 1942)
Thompson’s Opera “The Mask in the Mirror” Issued
Hannu Lintu Conducts Zimmermann
Inga Fiolia Plays Tsintsadze Preludes
Danowicz & the Atom String Quartet Return
Wilson Plays 20th-Century Flute Concerti
Davidson & Fortin Invest in a “Clock Radio”
Koukl Plays Tansman
It’s Igor Shamo Time!

Modern Choral Music by Rautavaara & Friends

February 2019
Benjamin Zander’s New Mahler Ninth
Alexander Hawkins Turns “Iron Into Wind”
Exploring the Spirals of Gregers Brinch
Graffin Discovers a New Ysaÿe Sonata
Kholodenko Plays Prokofiev Concerti
An Interview with Dr. Mark Lomax
Harold Meltzer’s Songs and Structures
Marcy Rosen Plays Strauss & Grieg
Weird Modern Cello Music by Sæunn Thorsteindóttir
Carol Sudhalter’s Swinging Set
Bearthoven & Wollschleger’s “American Dream”
Nick Sanders’ Trio Explores “Playtime 2050”
Wolfgang’s New Chamber Music CD
Viardot-Garcia’s Lost Opera Recovered
Kremer Plays Weinberg’s Preludes
William Harvey Plays Schnabel & Schubert
Susanna’s Secret Returns!
Exploring Grace Williams’ Amazing Music
Braunfels’ Fantastical Apparitions
Urszula Kryger Presents Women’s Songs
Nick Grinder Pays Tribute to Bird Sanctuaries
Tripping the Light Fantastic with Truman Harris
Springing Forward With David Shifrin!
A New Weinberg Release on Dux
A Mildred Bailey Retrospective
Yoko Hirota Plays Schoenberg
Moppa Elliott Diversifies His Band(s)
Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s Strange String Quartets
Jason Palmer’s 2-CD Set a Winner
Wilhelmina Smith Plays Salonen & Saariaho
Joël Bons’ Fantastic “Nomaden”
New Recording of Messiaen’s “Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus”
Eurotrash Revisited: The Academic Version
The Alexander Quartet Plays Mozart
Joachim Kühn Plays Ornette Coleman

March 2019
David Berkman and his Sax-Laden Sextet
The Complete Berlioz Set: Grandly Uneven
Pinheiro, Cavalli & Ineke Produce “Triplicity”
The Stephan König Trio Digs Mozart!
Janková and Král Sing Martinů
Slatkin’s Superb Copland
Anna Keiserman’s Russian Mosaic
Exploring Christof Mahnig’s Red Carpet
Ivo Perelman Interacts With Strings
The Carducci Quartet Plays Shostakovich
Rathaus’ Piano Music Recorded
Svenska Svänga: Hot Diggity Dåg!
Ciro Longobardi Plays Messiaen
Introducing the Wajnberg Trio
The Splinter Reeds Explore Hypothetical Islands
Paul Graener’s Late-Romantic Concerti
Michala Petri’s American Concerto CD
Rabello Plays Gnatalli & Villa-Lobos
Beets & Rosenberg’s Tribute to Django
Farewell, Michael Gielen
Joey DeFrancesco’s “Key of the Universe”
Yuri Favorin Tackles Alkan
Tom Culver Sings Ellington With a Swinging Group
Alexandre Bloch’s Chausson a Mixed Bag
Discovering the Works of von Einem
Richard Rodney Bennett’s Orchestral Works
Maria Lettberg Plays Levina
Louis Karchin’s Dark Mountains/Distant Lights
Cannonball Adderley in Stuttgart, 1969
Jean Guillou Plays his Own Music
Mints & Kobrin Play Hindemith
Fricsay Conducts 20th-Century Composers (& Rossini)
Richter’s Great Bach Orchestral Suites Reissued
The Piano Music of Ramon Lazkano
The Philadelphia Heritage Art Ensemble Crossing the Bridge
Danny Elfman Scores Big in his Violin Concerto
Exploring the Music of Hackbridge Johnson
The Avalokite Duo Plays Harrison & Facchin
Raykhelson’s Interesting Chamber Music

April 2019
Spontini’s “Olympie” in a Brilliant New Recording
A Luminous Lode of Ligeti
Support Emily Ezust!
Chabrier’s Wacky “L’Étoile” on DVD at Last
Victoria Yagling’s Cello Sonatas
Jenny Lin Plays Schnabel
Isserlis & Mustonen Play Martinů’s Cello Sonatas
Alice Babs & Erwin Lehn in the 1950s
Gil-Ordóñez’ Wonderful de Falla
Walker Conducts Havergal Brian
Mendelssohn’s Early Piano Music
Grigaliūnaite Explores the Music of Bacewicz
Six Sax Quartets Combine on One CD
Antheil’s Violin Sonatas in a New Recording
More Weinberg from the Silesian Quartet
Markus Becker Plays Reger
Revisiting Hindemith’s Brass Music
The Reactionaries Who Retard Classical Music
Jürg’s Espresso Galattico is a Real Gasser
Pietsch & De Solaun Play Strauss & Shostakovich
An Interesting Historic “Parsifal”
The Michel Berthiaume Quartet is Uncompromised
Roberta Rust Celebrates Her Direct Contact with Composers
The Morgenstern Trio plays Transformations
De Saram Plays Works for Solo Cello
The Ãtma Quartet Plays 20th-Century Polish Works
The Zier Romme Quartet Tells Stories
The Amazing Elton Britt
The Belcea Quartet Plays Janáček & Ligeti
Enter Our “Cheerful Chaconne” Contest!

May 2019
Vol. 1 of Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts” Released
Quattro Mani Plays Stefan Wolpe
Kahánek Plays Kalabis
Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir Explores the “Voice of the Viola”
Raaf Hekkema Re-Writes “Dido and Aeneazz”
Quartetto di Cremona’s Fabulous Schubert
The Busch Trio Records Dvořák
The Yves Theiler Trio’s New CD
Niescier Plays With Her New York Trio
Rebecka Ahvenniemi’s Strange Music
Thomas Wilson’s Fascinating Symphonies
The OGJB Quartet Steps Forward With “Bamako”
Discovering Jean-François Le Sueur
Segerstam Conducts Beethoven
The Siggi Quartet Plays South of the Circle
Jeffrey Holmes Burns Bridges!
Alberga’s Fascinating String Quartets
Gluck’s “Hidden Opera”…by Salieri
More Wacky Music from Harry Partch
Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster
Vinikour Plays 20th-Century Harpsichord Concerti
Edith Ruiz Plays Contemporary Piano Music
Trio Musicalis Plays Contrasts
Salieri’s “Les Horaces” a Little-Known Gem
Bernard Roberts Plays Stephen Dodgson’s Sonatas
Wayne Wallace Explores the “Rhythm of Invention”
Darrell Ang Does Kabalevsky
Roorda Plays Composers of 1920s France
New Recording of Loewe’s Grand Trio
Mälkki Conducts Bartók
Mercadante’s “Il Giuramento”
Glenn Miller
Gražinyté-Tyla’s Powerful Weinberg

June 2019
Noé Tavelli & the Argonauts Collective’s New CD
Poul Ruders’ “The Thirteenth Child”
The Mysterious Dodo Marmarosa
Reginald Foresythe and his Unusual Music
Stephanie & Paolo Do Their Trick
Sutherland’s “Euryanthe” Gets the Nimbus Treatment
Brahms’ Piano Quartets Recorded by Primrose
The Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 8 Issued
Courvoisier & Feldman’s “Time Gone Out”
Prieto’s Pan-American Reflections
Exploring Erika Fox’s Paths
Brazilian Pianist Antonio Adolfo’s Samba Jazz
Wunderlich Sings 20th-Century Music
Dixon’s 1960 “Perséphone” Broadcast a Gem
David Starobin’s New Guitar Music Vol. 12
Groslot’s “Matrix in Persian Blue” Released
Lawrence Moss Presents a New Dawn
The Irrera Brothers Play Robert Morris
Patrick Barnitt Holds Sway
More Music from Robert Groslot
More Partch…by Harry Himself
Historic Berlioz Broadcasts…But Are They Necessary?
Rich Halley Sets Foot on Terra Incognita
Aki Takase’s New Solo Piano Album
Luke Gillespie’s Moving Mists
Dean Dixon: The Invisible Maestro
Trio Casals Plays Modern Music
The Music of Rhené-Emmanuel Baton

July 2019
Dizzy Ratstein, the Hippest Jazz Comic Ever
Ensemble MidtVest Whirls Through the World of Nørgård
The Black Oak Ensemble Explores “Silenced Voices”
Arik Strauss is Closing the Circle
Huw Morgan and the Modern Trumpet
Moondog’s “Elpmas” a Neglected Gem
Ernest Turner Plays “My Americana”
Bustamante Plays Modern Spanish Works
Morlot Conducts Dalbavie
Carlos Álvarez’ Superb La Monnaie Recital
The Altius Quartet Presents “Quadrants”
Trio Arbós Plays Evocations of Old Madrid
Fred Nardin Has an Opening!
Lucio-Villegas Pays Tribute to Manuel Castillo
Borissova Plays Vladigerov, Poulenc & Seabourne
Yves Léveillé Steps Out With “Phare”
More Trio Arbós
The Trouble With Artie
Dave Bass Has No Boundaries
Learning Swing Theory from Andy Mac & Will Dickerson
Nardin Looks Ahead
Lafayette Gilchrist Plays with Dark Matter
The Medici Quartet Plays Shostakovich
Exploring Tubby Hayes
If Older Jazz Musicians Came Up Now…
Villari and Voulgaridou Shine in New “Cavalleria”
Gaponenko Pays Homage to Vienna
Julio Botti Presents Jazz-Tango Fusion
Gazarian Conducts Frid
György Kurtág Creates Scenes
Kurtág Reaches the Edge of Silence
Faccio’s Surprisingly Good “Amleto”
Paul Jost Lives the Simple Life
Evaluating Ben Johnston
Grits, Beans and Mexican Greens
The Bennewitz Quartet Plays “Entrarte Musik”
Jeff Pearring Has “Nothing But Time”
Fabrizio Sciacca is Gettin’ it There
Akiko Tsurga Wants Equal Time
Rannou’s Landmark Couperin Set Reissued
Robertson’s Debut CD “Bass’d on a True Story”

August 2019
Tuple Explores Darker Things
Vänskä’s Interesting Mahler First
Ajtony Csaba Conducts Anhalt
Alfonso Gómez Plays Ravel
David Felder’s Riveting “Jeu de Tarot”
Hot Modern Harpsichord by Márquez
Catherine Sikora is a Warrior
Huang & Koenig Play Walton & Britten
Vickers’ First “Otello” in Stereo Sound
Dinerchtein Plays Weinberg’s Viola Sonatas
Per Salo Records Bentzon’s “Tempered Piano”
Christine Dahl’s Quintesse
Witold Janiak’s “Noesis”
Alla Cohen Asks Quaestiones & Gets Responsas
Pieranunzi is Getting New Visions
New Works for Wind Ensemble
Paul Zauner’s New CD Features David Murray
Alberto Piribi Has the Nacho Blues!
Just Imagine the Dave Miller Trio
Dana Saul on the Ceiling
Magdalena Kožená in a New Recital
Slatkin Conducts Ravel Piano Concerti
Nagano’s New 1869 “Boris”
Peter Lindroth’s Songs of Wilfred Owen
Rostislav Krimer Conducts Weinberg
Zuill Bailey’s New Concerto CD
Hallenberg Explores the “Farinelli Manuscript”
Edith Mathis in a Rare 1975 Recital
Sarah Maria Sun’s Hypnotic “Harawi”
Let’s All Listen to Tune Town!
Trio Italiano d’Archi’s New Beethoven CD
Crumb’s Chamber Music Released by Dux
Resuscitating Salviucci’s Fascinating Music
Hey, John Yao: How We Do?
The Alexander Quartet Tackles Dvořák
Peter Mattei’s Stunning “Winterreise”
The Music of Franz Reizenstein
Nancy Dalberg’s String Quartets
Cesare Civetta’s “The Real Toscanini”
Trio Martinů Plays the Composer’s Piano Trios
Enrico Fazio’s “Wabi Sabi”
Ensemble 5 Explores the Collective Mind
Pago Libre’s Soundtracks for an Imaginary Film
Friedrich Gulda’s Stuttgart Recitals
Steckel Plays Kodály
Scheinman & Miller Play a Parlour Game
Miguel Zenón Plays the Music of Ismael Rivera
Exploring Winterberg’s Piano Music
Jenkinson & Farr Play Cello Sonatas
The Michell-Menuhin “Compassion Project” Reissued
Hans Gál’s Viola Music

September 2019
Arnold Cooke’s Violin Sonatas
…And Here Are Arnold Cooke Symphonies!
Chamber Works by Veress and Bartók
Preminger Presents Lampert’s “Zigsaw”
Lisa Rich on the Highwire
Trio Khnopff Plays Weinberg
The Pleyel Ensemble Revisits Cooke
Angelo Questa’s Superb “Mefistofele”
A Surprisingly Excellent 1960 “Don Giovanni”
Bane, Belliveau & O’Rourke Present Baritone Madness
Philip Grange’s Chamber Music
Donizetti’s Excellent “Requiem”
Geoffrey Simon’s Debussy CDs
Richard Blackford’s “Kalon”
Jansons’ Great Shostakovich Seventh
The Merel Quartet Plays Mendelssohn
Shifrin Plays Clarinet Quintets “For Our Time”
The Unusual Music of David Sawer
The IN Trio’s “Cascade”
Hear The Duke at Fargo 1940 for Free!
Enrique Haneine’s “Instants of Time”
John Allee is a Bardfly
Haneine Returns in “The Mind’s Mural”
Sakari Oramo Conducts Ethel Smyth
Trio Marvin Performs Weinberg & Shostakovich

October 2019
Waley-Cohen Plays Modern Music
Mark Sherman Returns to the Piano
The Land’s End Ensemble Pulls the Light
Early Nat Cole, “Hittin’ the Ramp”
A Deck of Cards and Schoenberg
Montemezzi’s “L’Incantesimo” Recorded At Last
Revisiting Bill Evans, Live in London 1965
Abassi’s Fascinating “A Throw of Dice” Soundtrack
Jamina is a Gerl of the Future
Rohan de Saram Plays Modern Works
Jazz Group “Mute” is Anything But
Kickin’ It With the Lands End Ensemble
Konstantine Krimmel’s Ballad Recital
Harp & Guitar Jazz? Why Not!
Digging Into Winbeck’s Symphonies
Glowicka’s Dream of Middle Eastern Feminism
Roger Kellaway’s Open Minds
The Marsalas: A Love Story
Enja’s Saxophone Summit
More Eccentric Music from Ketil Hvoslef
Sama Plays Medtner
Behle’s Fine Mozart Recital
Liebreich’s Great Szymanowski & Lutosławski
Cathy Segal-Garcia Revisits Two Old Flames
Santoro and Battstone Play “Dream Notes”
Wallfisch Sings Schumann
Perelman & Shipp Explore Their “Efflorescence”
Paul Wee Plays Alkan
Gardony Makes the “Marseillaise” Jump!
Moondog Revisited
Roel Dieltiens Plays C.P.E. Bach Concerti
Storgårds’ New Antheil CD
Jenny Lin’s “Etudes Project”
Jérome Billy Sings Britten
Edoardo Bruni’s Unusual Chamber Music
Stein Plays Weinberg’s Flute Music
Rahbari Celebrates “My Mother Persia”
Eric Wyatt Returns to Celebrate Sonny
Marlis Petersen Seeks Dimensions
Martino Traversa Pays “Hommage”
Berlioz’ Romances for Voice and Guitar Recorded

November 2019
Kaufmann Channels Tauber
Marek Jakubowski is Patient and Stubborn
Carla Marciano Explores Psychosis
Philippe Jordan’s Monumental Beethoven
Robert Groslot’s Concerti
Beltramini Plays Françaix & Nielsen
Krenek’s Orchestral Music
The Orchestral Music of Winterberg
Barry Mills’ Mosaics Series Continues
Discovering Eugène Samuel-Holeman
New Beethoven Lieder Project
Revisiting Erroll Garner’s “Dreamstreet”
Garner’s “One World Concert” Reissued
Raymond Lewenthal: The Full Monty
Michael Ponti’s Superb Scriabin
Adám Fischer’s Quirky Beethoven
Maltempo’s Sizzling Scriabin
Niquet’s Powerful, Moving “Messe Solennelle”
Naxos’ Big Box o’ Beethoven
Vasily Petrenko’s Strauss
Berthomé-Reynolds Plays Bacewicz Sonatas
Negroni’s Trio Goes Acústico
Julius Burger’s “Journey in Exile”
Adèle Charvet’s “Long Time Ago”
Gulda and Fournier Play Beethoven
The Giraud Ensemble Plays Gulda, Prokofiev and Poulenc
Introducing the Toronto University Jazz Orchestra
Mike Harley Comes Closer With his Bassoon!
New Recording of Schumann’s “Myrthen”
Diverso Plays Modern Quartets
Rita Gorr Sings Mahler
Eötvös’ “Three Sisters” Edgy, Stimulating
Lionel Handy Plays British Cello Sonatas
Who Was Roman Palester?
Licak & Wośko’s “Entrails United”

December 2019
Takase & Laubrock Reap Musical Profits
Petitgirard’s “States of Mind” for Alto Sax
Record Winners of 2019
Bru Zane Presents Hahn’s Complete Songs
Never Weather Scores in “Blissonance”
David Murray Comments
Ivo Perelman’s Ineffable Joy
The Album That Killed Shorty Rogers’ Career
Bridge’s Poul Ruders Edition Continues
Perelman & Shipp Live in Nuremberg
Will Liverman’s Excellent New Recital
Peter Lemer Returns…52 Years Later!
Serebrier Conducts His Own Music
Ruby Hughes’ New Vocal Recital
Billy Butler & Al Casey Revisited
Camilla Tilling’s New Recital
Marcelle Meyer Plays Chabrier & Debussy
Koukl Plays the Odd Music of Harsányi
Prisuelos Tackles Stockhausen & Ligeti
The Chamber Music of Braga Santos
Nikos Skalkottas’ Third Piano Concerto
Toscanini Conducts – Without the RCA “Filter”
John Bailey’s “Can You Imagine?”
Catherine Russell Bringing it Back
Exploring Jean Fournet
The Jazz Band That Changed the World
Kay Kyser? On THIS Blog?
Farewell to Peter Schreier
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

January 2020
Early Furtwängler: A Different Perspective
Elisabeth Klein Plays New Nordic Piano Works
Svensson Presents Sketches and Fantasies
All of Berg’s Songs Available at Last
Small Jazz Bands, 1934-39
Songs of the Boulanger Sisters
The Chamber Music of Juha Leinonen
The Recordings of Hubay and Telmányi
Blumina Brings Us Memories From Home
Barry Mills Revisited
Gordon Grdina’s Nomad Trio
The Heare Ensemble Plays Crumb
More Music by Barry Mills
The NYCGB Sings Modern Music
Delfeayo Marsalis Has a Jazz Party!
The Chineke! Orchestra Presents “Spark Catchers”
One More from Barry Mills
The Lex Jasper Trio Plays Again
Malin Byström in a New Recital
Monica Gutman Plays Schulhoff
Lintu Conducts Lutosławski
Introducing Olga Mykytenko
The Mark Segger Sextet Lifts Off!
Trojahn’s Great Second String Quartet
Kapustin’s Music for Saxophones
New Armenian Chamber Music
Vol. 2 of Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts”
Hawkins’ Music for Clarinet
Cotik’s Passionate Bach
The SOOON Trio Debuts on Disc
Sampson Explores English Poetry in Song
Jan Radzynski’s Cello Music
Sorabji’s Massive “Sequentia Cyclica” Recorded
Jakob Davidsen’s “Babel and Ivory”
New Recording of Khachaturian’s Violin Works
Music of Herbert & Benjamin Koppel
Damian Iorio Conducts Malipiero
Nick Finzer’s “Cast of Characters”
Brian Scanlon Presents His Brain Scan!
Mark Godfrey’s Square Peg
Songs of John Harbison
Goodman’s Music in Blue and Red
Trio Accento’s “Extant Blues”

February 2020
The Donald Sinta Quartet’s “Ex Machina”
Tsialis Conducts Skalkottas
Fidetzis Conducts Skalkottas
Peter Hum’s “Ordinary Heroes”
Gottlieb Wallisch Plays Foxtrots!
The Calle Loíza Jazz Project Emerges
Kalmar Conducts Pulitzer-Winning Compositions
Tim Berne Celebrates the Fantastic Mrs. 10
Paul Shaw’s Moment of Clarity
Jason Palmer’s Concert Album
Rediscovering Michael Rabin
Hrůša Conducts Suk’s “Asrael” Symphony
Norwegian Musicians Perform Berio
Geri Allen’s “Some Aspects of Water” Reissued
Discovering Jacques Hétu
Figueiredo & Sanchez Play Latin Clarinet Music
Westerberg & Goodman Conduct Lundquist
Weinberg’s Clarinet Music
Keith Oxman’s New Jazz CD
Poulenc’s Chamber Music, Vol. 2 Released
Di Martino’s Tribute to Billy Strayhorn
Jon Schapiro Celebrates “Kind of Blue” at 60
Eschenbach Begins a Hindemith Cycle
Chiara Plays Messiaen
Hayoung Lyou’s “Metamorphosis”
Lucy Stevens Channels Ethel Smyth
De Saram’s New Recital Disc
Adès Conducts Adès

March 2020
The Rödberg Trio Plays the Mendelssohns
Ortiz Goes Inside Rhythmic Falls
The Return of Meredith Monk
Dizzy Gillespie’s Great Quintet Live in Stuttgart
Arthur Fagen Conducts Morton Gould
Exploring the Music of Andrzej Karałow
Michael Schäfer Revives Paolo Litta
Gielen’s Excellent “Missa Solemnis”
Il Furibondo Plays Reger
The Gewandhaus Brass Quintet is “Customised”
Gauvin’s Kinda-Gimmicky New Recital
Merdinger Plays Music from the American Melting Pot
Merdinger Plays Music from Four Centuries
Stefania Argentieri’s Brilliant Prokofiev
The Best Integral “Ring” Cycle I’ve Heard
Gratkowski & Nabatov Present “Dance Hall Stories”
Nucleons Are Hunting Waves
Introducing Quartet Red
Alvin Schwaar & Company Are “Travellin’ Light”
Reassessing Rattle’s “Rheingold”
Zuill Bailey Plays Walton & Strauss
Samaltanos Plays Skalkottas
Rattle’s Awful “Die Walküre”
Kociuban Plays Tansman & Bacewicz
Lost Melody Plays New Songs for Old Souls
Dieterle & Forrester in the StatusSphere
Pereira’s Blindfold Test Presents Visions for Rhythm
Barbara Hannigan’s Latest “Passione”
Tanner Williams Plays Oboe Sonatas
Benedict & Askren Play Wayne Shorter
The Strange Music of Bent Sørensen
Exploring Xiaogang Ye
Sánchez-Aguilera Plays Sorabji’s “Little” Toccata
Terzian’s Violin Concerto Recorded
The TNEK Quintet Plays Sam Jones
The Piano Music of Adès
The Itaca Quartet’s “Vortex”
Sikora’s New (But Brief) Collection a Gem

April 2020
The Blue Rider and The Yellow Sound
Discovering the Music of Fridrik Bruk
Edward Cowie’s Quartets
Bridge Issues New England Trios
Rische’s Excellent C.P.E. Bach Concerti
Leyla Gencer’s Great “La Vestale”
Spontini’s Rossini Opera, Revisited
Exploring Diaz-Jerez’ “Maghek”
The Composers’ Academy Presents New Works
The North Texas Wind Symphony is “Noteworthy”
Spontini’s “Fernand Cortez” Recorded Complete
The Rest Ensemble Plays Malipiero
Várjon’s Thrilling Beethoven Concerti
Colin Davis’ Excellent “Benvenuto Cellini”
Fredrik Lindborg’s Swedish Portrait
Kalevi Aho’s Chamber Music
Daugherty’s Tribute to Woody Guthrie
The Pleyel Quartett Plays Donizetti
Almeida Prado’s Piano Concerti Recorded
Lin Plays American Sonatas
The Music of Nono & Sciarrino
Augusta Read Thomas’ “Auditions”
John Pickard’s Chamber Works
Anu Komsi Sings Lindberg’s “Accused”
Williams Sings Beethoven & Schubert
Gardner Conducts Schoenberg
Koukl Plays Harsányi, Vol. 2
Lozano & Gentiane’s Free Jazz
Perelman & Shipp—Again!
Henry Robinett’s Jazz Standards
Malov Plays Bach on the “Shoulder Cello”
Holloway & Seabourne’s New Music for Horn
The Music of Vyacheslav Artyomov
Orchestral Works of Richard Rodney Bennett
Álvarez “Reframes” Hölderlin
Raquel Lojendio’s Song Recital
Michael Thomas’ “Event Horizon”
Exploring the Bohlen-Pierce Musical Universe
Milstein & van Bellen Play Violin Duos
Luisa Imorde’s “Moon Rainbow”
Haimor Conducts Antheil Serenades
Annika Treutler Plays Ullmann
Introducing the Amatis Trio
Sharon Isbin Has an “Affinity” for Music
Ilker Acayürek Sings Lieder & Operetta
Arturo O’Farrill’s “Four Questions”

May 2020
Who is Alkis Baltas?
Spira and Mirabassi Play Improkofiev
Sikora Presents Paris Sessions, Vol. 1
The Strange Music of Páll Pálsson
Elisabeth Kufferath’s “Two”
Advenio Plays Modern Horn Trios
Natalia Romaniw Explores Her Slavic Soul
Exploring Tcherepnin’s “Flowering Staff”
J.C. Hopkins Swings at Minton’s
Arnoldi Plays Modern Italian Violin Music
David Nebel Plays Glass & Stravinsky
Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”: Film as Art
Samuel Mariño Sings Baroque Fiddlybits
Daniel Behle Sings Gluck
Fred Randolph Does a “Mood Walk”
Ning Yu Plays Music of Being
Gimeno Conducts Franck
Albrecht Conducts Zemlinsky’s “Die Seejungfrau”
The Recorder Music of Hans Gál
Frieder Bernius’ Great Mendelssohn CD
Daniel Hersog’s Night Devoid of Stars
Van Raat Plays French Piano Rarities
Teddy Wilson Shines in 1980 Session
Oscar Pettiford Revisited
Lundqvist & André Have a Reunion
Dmytro Choni’s Piano Recital
Adès Plays Janáček
Potsa Lotsa Plays Silk Songs for Space Dogs
Habbestad’s “Four Stations”
A Visit With Urs Blöchinger Revisited
The Problem with the Met—and All Opera Companies
A Tribute to Gabriel Bacquier
Osmo Vänskä’s Fine Mahler Seventh
Meister Records Henze’s “Der Prinz von Homburg”
Hannigan Takes Risks with “The Rake’s Progress”
Who was Nikola Nikolov?
Discovering Zdenêk Fibich
Duczmal-Mróz Conducts Weinberg
Korstick Plays Kabalevsky
Dausgaard’s New Nielsen CD
Paisiello’s Excellent “La Serva Padrona”
Anu Komsi Sings Duke Ellington
An Interview With Silke Eberhard
Carty Presents Schubert’s “Four Seasons”
The Music of Dawson and Kay
Theodore Kuchar’s Amazing Nielsen
Trio Eclipse Presents “Spheres”
Spalding & Hersch Perform at the Vanguard
Ronny Graupes’ “Spoom” Returns

June 2020
Madre Vaca Plays Schubert’s “Winterreise”
The Music of Rob Keeley
The “Hero Trio” Debuts on Disc
C.P.E. Bach’s Organ Music
Ping Yee Ho’s New Children’s Opera
Cory Smythe’s Bizarre Cyborg Music
Barone Plays Crumb’s “Metamorphoses” Book I
Discovering Dallapiccola’s “Il Prigioniero”
The Patterson-Sutton Duo Plays Stephen Goss
Appl Sings Cantatas of Several Bachs
Time Flies for Elaine Funaro
Laubrock & Davis Go to Town
Julio Botti’s Pure Tango
Spyres Stars in “Postillon de Lonjumeau”
Botstein’s & Spyres’ Forgotten “Huguenots”
Vol. 2 of Fischer-Dieskau’s Lied Edition
Kawakami Plays Kapustin
The Alexander Quartet Plays Quintets
Trio Gaspard Plays in Berlin
More Adès Piano Music
Emilie Mayer’s Stunning Symphonies
The Pacifica Quartet Plays Contemporary Voices
More Emilie Mayer
Ogawa Vexes Us With Satie’s “Vexations”
Levy & Ogawa Do Cole Porter
Wallfisch Plays Weinberg
Collins Plays, Conducts Vaughan Williams & Finzi
Krommer’s Surprising Symphonies
Hemmerlé Plays Roger-Ducassse
Brian Giebler Traces an Old-Fashioned Lad’s Loves
Søndergaard Plays Brubeck, Desmond & a Little Tizol
Khristenko Plays Krenek’s Odd Music
Frank Martin’s Song Cycles
Enrique Haneine is Unlayered
Juraj Stanik Turns Inside Out
Gritskova Sings Prokoviev
Joey Alexander’s “Warna”
Gabriela Lena Frank Spreads Her Own Wings
Duo Maiss You Plays 20th-Century Europeans
The Greatest Beethoven Quartets Ever…for 99¢!

July 2020
The Namirovsky-Lark-Pae Trio Plays Bridge & Brahms
Sarah Willis Combines Mozart & Mambo!
The Wisdom of Solomon
Event Horizon Releases Their Debut Disc
The Linos Trio Does C.P.E. Bach
Goodbye to Nikolai Kapustin
Łukaszewski’s Musica Profana 1
Pago Libre’s Mountain Songlines
Pietro Lazazzara Plays Gypsy Jazz
Ethel Smyth’s “The Prison” Recorded
Pago Libre’s Platz Dada!!
Kiddies Dance to Webern!
John Fedchock Goes Into the Shadows
Raphaël Pannier Presents his “Faune”
Marriner’s Mass in B Minor Revisited
Baldo Martinez’ “Frágil Gigante”
Quinsin Nachoff Goes “Jazzical”
Benzecry’s Song Cycle & Concerti
Ovsyanikova & Sinani Play French Music
More Music by Benzecry
Jeff Cosgrove Gets Ahead of the Story
Benny Rubin Jr. Knows What to Say
Highlights by Huberman
Hindemith’s Amar Quartet & Trio Complete
Gielen Conducts Beethoven
Fazil Say’s Violin Works
Rossini’s “Moïse” in a New Recording
Philippe Jordan Conducts Brahms
Art Blakey: Just Coolin’
Runge Debuts Kapustin’s First Cello Concerto
Miles Osland, From One Vice to Another
Exploring Sokolov’s Chamber Music
The Bosphorus Trio Goes Turkish!
Elizabeth Austin’s Windows
New CD by the Paquin-Saiz Vega Duo
The UNI Wind Ensemble is Inspired by Art
Krzysztof Meyer’s Piano Music
Mark Stone Sings John Ireland
A Louis Jordan Retrospective
Anthony Gatto’s “The Making of Americans”
Who Was Walter Kaufmann?
Ciccolini, Orvieto & Rappetti Play Busoni
The Horizons Jazz Orchestra Swings Out
Weinberg’s Wir gratulieren!
Flamme Plays Buxtehude
More Chamber Music by Hvoslef

August 2020
Berkeley’s Complete Piano Pieces
Florent Schmitt’s “Mélodies”
Hvoslef’s Piano Concerto & Other Works
Wunderlich in Beethoven’s “Christus am Ölberge”
The Music of Theodorakis & Christou
Nordic Voices Sing…Weird Stuff!
Leon Botstein is “Buried Alive”
Sukyung Kim on Lilac Hill
Carol Stevens, the Forgotten Jazz Singer
Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra
Investigating Hans Rott
Eschenbach Conducts Hindemith, Vol. 2
Stuart Skelton’s “Peter Grimes”
Kirsten Ashley Wiest is Luminous!
Fabrice Bollon’s Compositions
Hannu Lintu Conducts Lieberson
Ivo Perelman With Strings…Again
Zimmermann Plays Beethoven Sonatas
The Music of Edward Smaldone
Geoffrey Allen’s Woodwind Music
Vladigerov’s Piano Concerti
Saint-Saëns’ Undiscovered Opera
Aho’s “Seidi” & Fifth Symphony
Nielsen’s Violin Music Recorded Complete
Herbert Blomstedt’s Brahms
Levental Sings Medtner
Lundquist’s Fifth & Eighth Symphonies
Brandon George’s Solo CD
The Pointer Sisters: Lost in a Dream
Schwabe & Weiss Play Kodály & Ligeti
Soddy Conducts Messiaen
The UM Symphony Plays Modern Music
Roger Reynolds’ String Quartets
Modern Spanish Music by Camerata Gala
New Recording of the Weinberg Sixth
Chuck Bergeron Has Cheap Thrills!
Huebner Plays Ligeti
Ildikó Szabó Explores Her Heritage
Rosbaud (& Scherchen) Conduct Mahler

September 2020
Sarah Frisof Salutes Women Composers
Anders Koppel’s Strange, Dark Organ Music
Eric Revis Has Slipknots Through a Looking Glass
Majdalany’s “Soliloquy of Eden”
Quartetto Energie Nove Plays Brahms
The Spektral Quartet Keeps Moving Forward
The Music of Tālvaldis Ķeniņš
Sanchez & Crispell Turn the Moon
Sylvie Courvoisier’s Free Hoops
Joel Futterman’s Intervals
A Transcription of Weinberg’s Piano Quintet
Rich Halley Inspects The Shape of Things
Hazar is Reincarnated
Michael O’Neill Plays Original Compositions
Josh Sinton’s Ceremonial Music
The Messy Life & Career of Bunny Berigan
Matthew Shipp’s “Unidentifiable” Trio
The Emerson Quartet Plays Schumann
The Music of Farhat & Tafreshipour
The Huberman Duo & Trio Play Polish Works
The JCA at the BPC (It’s a Boston Thing)
The Janczarski-Siddik Quartet in Contemplation
An Interview With Matthew Shipp
A New Recording of Rameau’s “Les Boréades”
Historically-Informed Brahms Lieder?
Andreas Haefliger Plays “Modern” Concerti
Sibelius’ “Kullervo”: A Tale of Two Finns
The Return of Fapy Lafertin
Liss Conducts Andriessen & Berlioz
The Music of Nicola LeFanu
Cooke’s Music for Oboe
Bernius Conducts Cherubini’s “Messe Solennelle”
Raphaël Faÿs’ “Extremadura”
Quartetto Klimt Plays Mendelssohn
Wolf-Ferrari’s “I Gioella della Madonna”

October 2020
counter)induction’s Modern Works
François Lana’s “Cathédrale”
Catherine Sikora in Paris
Fiona Boyes’ “Blues in My Heart”
The Eric Ineke JazzXpress Plays Bird
Dausgaard’s Fantastic Strauss & Scriabin
Czech Musicians Play String Sextets
Schlippenbach Plays “Slow Pieces for Aki”
Haimovitz & Kadama Play French Music
Myriam Leblanc Sings Vivaldi
Revisiting the Jean Goldkette Band
Leyla Gencer’s Stunning “Lucia”
Tommasini’s Thomson Recordings Reissued
Quatuor Molinari Plays Penderecki
The Strange Music of Enno Poppe
Babar the Elephant!
Jackie Yoo Plays Etudes
Prokofiev “By Arrangement”
Pizzetti’s Great Greek Operas, I: Fedra
Pizzetti’s Great Greek Operas, II: Ifigenia
Pizzetti’s Great Greek Operas, III: Clitennestra
Noah Preminger’s “Contemptment”
Gražinyté-Tyla’s Stunning Britten Requiem
Dexter Gordon Live at Montmartre
Walter Klien’s Great Schubert Sonatas
Villa-Lobos’ Complete Symphonies
Zimmermann Plays Martinů & Bartók
Fonnesbæk & Kauflin Plays Jazz Standards
The Multiquarium Big Band Remembers Jaco
The Symphonies of Matthew Taylor
Music Set to Dumas’ Poetry

November 2020
The Lysander Piano Trio Explores “Mirrors”
Ivo Perelman’s “Shamanism”
One More from Perelman
Duo Pianistico Plays Music for 2 Pianists
Sabine Liebner is Into Scelsi!
Stoupel Plays Rathaus & Shostakovich
More Thomas Wilson Symphonies
Perelman Plays With Pascal Marzan
Fujii & Tamura Ain’t Playing Together!
Jeff Ellwood’s “Sounds Around the House”
Forgotten Jazz Orchestras: Billy Eckstine
Ben Rosenblum’s “Kites and Strings”
Richard Whiteman is Very Well & Good
Stephen Rush on Ornette Coleman
Who is Gunther Hasselmann?
Song’s & Reimer’s Excellent “Tristan”
Karajan’s Oddest Recordings
The Nimmons Tribute, “To the Nth”
Revisiting Sutermeister’s “Romeo und Julia”
Christiane Karajeva’s Piano Recital
Juyeon Song’s Stunning Opera Recital
Hirota Believes That Small is Beautiful
Walton’s Chamber Music in New Recording
Bill Evans Live at Ronnie Scott’s
Scott Lee Through the Mangrove Tunnels
It’s Music Time With Eddie Sauter!
Toscanini’s Acoustics Reissued
The Music of Theodor W. Adorno

 December 2020
The Great Diana Damrau
Wasiucionek & Michalik’s Recital Album
The Music of Elisabetta Brusa
Heinonen Plays Sibelius
Holmboe’s String Quartets
Arttu Kataja Sings Serious Songs
Stokowski’s Unusual Sibelius
Sorabji’s Transcendental Studies Completed
Emilie Mayer’s Piano Quartets
Coppey Plays Shostakovich
Madge’s Marvelous Medtner
Wilhelmina Smith Plays Nørgård & Ruders
The Arcadia Quartet Plays Weinberg
Kinga Augustyn is Turning in Time
Eaves Sings British Songs
Javier Rameix’s “Impressôes”
Josefa Schmidt’s Dream Images
The Angeles Quartet’s Haydn
An Interview With Juyeon Song
Robinett’s Jazz Standards, Vol. 2
Opera Lafayette’s Production of “Leonore”
Lindberg Conducts Pettersson
Bacquier Sings Berthomieu
Revisiting Prokofiev’s “Fiery Angel”
Camerata Bern Plays Modern Music
Sorabji’s Piano Sonatas
Even More Sorabji!
Record Awards of 2020
Another From Ivo Perelman
Dan Bonsanti’s “Cartoon Bebop”
Dave Lambert: A Life in Jazz
Margaret Marshall’s “Songbird Programme”

January 2021
Marc Crofts’ “Nomadim”
Stephanie & Paolo’s New Double CD
The Ciconia Consort Plays American Pioneers
Christian Mason “Between the Stars”
Ivan Ilić Rediscovers Reicha
The ISO Project Presents an Occurrence
Vickers & Leinsdorf’s Great “Walküre”
Kremer Plays Weinberg
Cruz Montero’s Rapsodia Cubana
Cruz Montero Plays Cuban Composers
Hrůša’s New Mahler Fourth
Holloway’s & Seabourne’s “Moments of Vision”
Kitajenko’s Scriabin
Friedrich Gulda’s Lost Symphony
Haraldsdóttir’s “Bloodhoof”
Koukl Plays Harsányi, Vol. 3
Michael Brown Plays Ravel & Medtner
Cluytens’ Strange Milan “Parsifal”
Benoît Delbecq’s Weird Piano Improvisations
Judith Farmer Loves Her Bassoon
The Pangaea Players Present 3 Perspectives
Diepenbrock’s Complete Songs Reissued
Petrenko Conducts Prokofiev & Myaskovsky
Benjamin Koppel’s “Art of the Quartet”
Ira B. Liss’ Mazel Tov Kocktail
Seabrook’s & Nabatov’s “Voluptuaries”
Armaroli & Hauser at Angelica
Agranovich Plays Beethoven
Paul Schoenfield et al in New Trio CD
The Al Muirhead Quintet Live
Fomina Sings Medtner
Clare Hammond Plays Variations
Alastair White’s “Fashion Opera”
The Russian Jazz Tango Queen
It’s Grigori Frid Time!
Lee Konitz’ Memorial Album
The Invisible David Angel Emerges
Vänskä’s Mahler Tenth
John Wilson Loves English String Music

February 2021
Roth’s Strauss Set
Will Liverman’s Dreams of a New Day
Music by the Mayers
Richter’s Lively Monteverdi
Levental Sings Medtner, Vol. 2
Zhao’s Haydn Concerti
Gielen’s “Das Klagende Lied”
Yasko Plays Russian Piano Sonatas
Heise’s “Drot og Marsk” Recorded
Fernando Greco’s Cello Extension
Dan Blake’s “Da Fé”
Benedetto Boccuzzi’s Debut Album
Happy Birthday, Leontyne Price!
A Cornucopia of Schumann Lied
Goodbye, Chick Corea
Schapiro 17’s “Human Qualities”
Karnavičius’ String Quartets
Shijin’s New CD
Sosnowski & Nuss Play a Tribute to Spring
Moreno Valiente’s Mahler Fifth
Jablonski Revives Stanchinsky
More Stanchinsky…A Journey Into the Abyss
Contemporary Music From…Luxembourg!
The Happiest Day of Martin Mitterutzner’s Life
The Music of Guernieri
Bedřich Smetana’s Masterpiece

March 2021
“Angela’s Ring”: A Jazz Opera With a Message
Miguel Zenón Dances in Your Head
Vörös & Mälkki’s “Bluebeard’s Castle”
Marsolais Plays Hindemith’s Horn Music
Beyza Yazghan Salutes the “Turkish Five”
Catriona Morison’s Debut Recital
Klinton’s Prokofiev Sonatas
Domańska Plays Szymanowski
Preminger Has Thunda in his Sax!
The Cracow Golden Quintet Plays Polish Works
Gísladóttir’s & Sverrisson’s “Caeli”
Giner Plays Modern Saxophone Music
Ochwat Plays Modern Music…on the Accordion
Ruders’ Classical Accordion Music
Petri & Friends Play “Territorial Songs”
The BPM Trio Steps Forth
Ensemble Next Parallel Goes Around the World
Maskuniitty’s Excellent Horn Adventure
Daniel Behle Sings “Un-erhört” Strauss
Trio Casals Plays Modern Works
Catriona Morison’s First Lieder Recital
The Piano Music of de Hartmann
The Music of Thierry Eschaich
De Hartmann’s Songs
Satoko Fujii’s “Keshin”
Oppens Plays Kaminsky
Chicago Pro Musica Plays Rapchak & Neil
Kopatchinskaja Speaks & Plays Schoenberg
De Hartmann’s Chamber Music
The CODE Quartet Explores Their Genealogy
Erwin Schulhoff’s Opera “Flammen”
Satoko Fujii’s “Moon on the Lake”
Attias & Nabatov Are Up to Mischief
The Barefoot Contessa of the Violin

April 2021
Araúzo’s Powerful Szymanowski
Robert Simpson’s Symphonies
Piano Music of Ferneyhough
Bourassa’s Strange Piano Fantasies
The Dark Music of Ustvolskaya
Edward Gregson’s Music
The “Charmes” of Women Composers
The Music of Eduardas Balsys
Emil Tabakov’s Seventh Symphony
Gabriel Evan Does John Kirby (& Others)
The Great Gladys Kuchta
Oropesa Sings Mozart
Yet Another Perelman-Shipp Album
Nickel’s Second Symphony
Bastianini’s “Rigoletto” – One More Time
Sunwook Kim’s Beethoven
Schreker’s “Die Ferne Klang”
Frank Huang Plays Medtner
The Music of Paweł Łukowiec
Wolf-Ferrari’s Violin Sonatas
The Music of Francisco Coll
Molteni Plays Petrassi & Dallapiccola
The Artium Trio Plays Reger
Madre Vaca’s “Elements”
The Purple Why Returns to “Markstown”
Lily Pons’ Finest Moment
Wadada Leo Smith Plays Sacred Ceremonies
The Eblana String Trio Plays British Composers
Sheppard Skærved Plays Hallgrímsson
Wadada Leo Smith’s Solo Trumpet Recital
More of Simpson’s Superb Symphonies

May 2021
Pavol Breslik Sings Janáček
Gadjo Combo’s “Slavopop”
Klezmer Pioneers 1905-1956
Mikkola Plays Hundsnes
Gluzman Plays Beethoven & Schnittke
Fredrik Malmberg’s Excellent “L’Orfeo”
Maacha Deubner Has “Insomnia”
The Symphonies of Ķeniņš
The Art Music Lounge: A Different Music Blog
The Legacy of Lorenzo Molajoli
Karol Rathaus’ Piano Trios
More Modern Music by Polish Performers!
Groslot’s “Intimacy of Distance”
Kantorow Conducts Saint-Saëns
Sochacka Plays Bacewicz
The Alchemy Sound Project Has “Afrika Love”