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April 13, 2014

...there was a long, well-deserved ovation for Coleman and her players.

April 12, 2014

This record simply crackles with character.

April 12, 2014

Stokowski blazes through the piece at daring tempos.

April 12, 2014

This is a major statement by one of America's greats.

April 12, 2014

Bennett really gives audiences something to cherish with his innovative spins on classic songs.

April 12, 2014

For his part, Arnold bears down and draws every ounce of emotional power from his score.

April 12, 2014

Countdown Media, you have my thanks again.

April 12, 2014

This is an important release, especially for those interested in contemporary music.

April 11, 2014

Piano sensation Orli Shaham returns in her seventh season to host Symphony principal musicians

April 11, 2014

"Music, in my mind — it’s purpose, it’s mission, it’s meaning — is to transport us somewhere we can’t be in everyday life.”

April 10, 2014

"There is a lot of really beautiful, really exciting music being written, especially in America," Brouwer said. "It's exciting to be a part of."

April 9, 2014

The Washington, D.C., pianist-composer Haskell Small has translated the stark drama of Rothko's monumental art into a musical work.... [Rothko Chapel] is a fitting place for Small to play this music. But it wasn't the Rothkos in Houston that inspired the piece.

April 9, 2014

New York's S.E.M. Ensemble and the Czech Republic's Ostravska banda came together to celebrate Wolff's birthday before a near capacity crowd of well-wishers.

April 8, 2014

Concert April 20 celebrates the memory of long-time Juilliard faculty member.

April 7, 2014

If anybody deserves a lavish three-hour “composer portrait” concert, it’s Valerie Coleman.

April 3, 2014

The music has exemplary qualities and the performances shine.

April 2, 2014

It was a labor of love that showed some of the many styles he passed through in a long chameleonlike career.

April 1, 2014
...the lasting impress is of authentic affection and love.
March 31, 2014

More musicians should do what Haskell Small does.

March 28, 2014

With a pianist of Mr. Small’s immaculate playing and obvious appreciation of the evening’s theme, one had an inkling, a scintilla of eternity

March 22, 2014

American Grace demonstrates that modern piano repertoire is alive and flourishing in the hands of some of the great composers of our time.

March 21, 2014
She tirelessly and accurately navigates the climactic fugue to a dazzling finish.
March 20, 2014

Alex Ross's take on the Vienna City of Dreams Music Festival at Carnegie Hall.

March 18, 2014
March 14, 2014
Orli Shaham's Baby Got Bach has been selected for WNYC's Salute The Arts Initiative (STAR).
March 12, 2014
There is no question that this is a emotionally generous performance of this, the composer's final symphony. Decca was either unable or unwilling to allow Boult to record the Ninth; he had already set down the first eight with these forces, and the whole thing seems rather ridiculous. Since Everest was really nothing more than a small-market American label, the fact this record exists at all is a minor miracle. Couple this with the composer's untimely passing and everyone had something to prove, as well as a wish to create something special. It is.
March 12, 2014
All of this is a very long way of saying that I'm thrilled to see these warm and big-hearted performances back on an Everest imprint. Countdown Media Group has made these readings obtainable from Amazon and iTunes, and while I think CD is the way to go, the download remains a reasonable and advisable option. As the Second and Forth symphonies would have shared an LP, so they are disc mates here, happily in decent sound and coupled with the original insert notes.
March 12, 2014
The London Philharmonic forces sing and play passionately, making this a welcome addition to any choral music lovers' collection. Tenor Raymond Nilsson is assured and confident with the text, and Ferencsik directs with equal zest. A winner then, in clear sound and with the texts included to boot.
March 11, 2014
On Thursday, March 13 beginning at 8:00 pm at Nighttown, Brouwer and her Blue Streak Ensemble will present a concert featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Brouwer, Bond, Ravel, Debussy and Desmond.
March 11, 2014
Mark Satola interviews Margaret Brouwer about her ensemble, Blue Streak, which will perform "Shattered Glass" at Nighttown, March 13.
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