Sunday, June 22, 2014
Stewart Goodyear plays Romantic concertos, Duo Stephanie & Saar play Beethoven transcriptions, and violinist Anne Sophie Mutter celebrates her partnership with pianist Lambert Orkis.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
This week's featured albums include two releases by the German period-instrument ensemble Concerto Köln, along with a new traversal of Tchaikovsky's The Seasons.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
If it’s a major composer anniversary year, that must mean a batch of new recordings. Read about four notable Strauss albums and get a free download.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Our featured albums include the Pacifica Quartet and clarinetist Anthony McGill, Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko and Concerto Italiano.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
This week's featured albums include two debuts: by the promising young pianist Yoonie Han and from the Montreal ensemble Pallade Musica. And Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on Schumann's symphonies.
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Pavel Šporcl presents rare gems by Czech violinists, Denmark's Ensemble Midtvest serves up Nielsen chamber music, and the London Symphony plays Brahms.
Friday, April 25, 2014
This week's featured albums spotlight one artist on the cusp of a promising career and another whose career has evolved from early hype to skillful maturity.
Friday, April 18, 2014
William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, which falls on Wednesday, provides an opportunity to spotlight some lesser-known repertoire that has been inspired by the Bard of Avon.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
This week's featured albums celebrate the Easter and Passover season. Two Bach releases are on tap (the St. Matthew Passion and the Easter Oratorio).
Sunday, April 06, 2014
This week's featured albums include one of Claudio Abbado's final performances, some effervescent French wind quintets and a zesty collection of folk arrangements for string quartet.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
This week's featured releases include two Canadian recordings -- featuring the violinist Angèle Dubeau and the harpist Valérie Milot -- plus some rich Russian chamber music. Read more and get a free download.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
This week's new releases include violinist Julia Fischer playing the music of Sarasate and guitarist Xuefei Yang offering Albeniz, Tarrega and Rodrigo. Plus, Brahms from Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
After having neglected Beethoven in his younger years, Leif Ove Andsnes is making up for lost time. The latest installment of his concerto cycle is among our albums of the week.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Tafelmusik presents its multimedia "House of Dreams" project, Rudolf Buchbinder plays Schubert and the Warsaw Philharmonic introduces us to Stanislaw Moniuszko.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
As C.P.E. Bach's 300th birth anniversary approaches, our featured albums focus on his music and that of his famous dad, J.S. Bach. Plus, some Mozart arrangements for piano duo.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Tchaikovsky – a composer of choice at the 2014 Winter Olympics – leads off our Albums of the Week. Plus: Alexandre Tharaud's encore collection and some Lent-themed chant.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
This week's featured albums include Simone Dinnerstein's latest Bach survey, Avi Avital's chameleon-like mandolin and excerpts from Paris Opéra's 2013 Ring. Get a free download.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
This week's featured albums provide a mid-winter soundtrack. Read more and get a free download.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
The Grammy Awards are given out next Sunday, Jan. 26, with eight classical-related prizes. To get you primed, here recordings by nine standout nominees. Read more and get a free download.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
This week, we feature a some of Ravel's glittering orchestral works, the pianist Rafał Blechacz playing Chopin, and music by Bach contemporary Christoph Graupner.