The ten best recordings of 2021 represent an eclectic mix of new recordings and boxed set reissues. Regarding the former, the emphasis for the most
For imaginative choice of repertoire married to sterling performances, this has got to be one of the outstanding discs of 2019. Yes, there are great
No matter how many billion recordings of this music we
Frederic Rzewski wrote his monumental variation set based on Sergio Ortega’s Chilean resistance anthem song “El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido” for pianist Ursula Oppens,
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It’s rare for a pianist to reveal familiar repertoire in fresh and newly minted ways without being willful, eccentric, or unorthodox. Not Stephen Hough. His
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One of the things that those particularly fond of the Classical era in music love is the formality, the predictability, and the changes that can