Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15, is end-of-century Romantic music on a grand scale and remains one of his most frequently performed works.
For inspiration on his debut album, violinist Randall Goosby turned to his ancestors while offering a nod to the future. The result is the impressive Roots (Decca).
Sheet Music Review: Jean-Louis Duport’s 21 Études for Cello are a Staple of Cello Pedagogical Repertoire
Duport’s études are a staple of cello pedagogical repertoire, focusing on bowing and fingering technique. This edition also offers the original second cello part.
In Richard Strauss' Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 6, Henle has once again produced a meticulous edition.
Review: Gil Shaham and the Knights’ ‘Beethoven and Brahms: Violin Concertos’ Seduces and Captures the Imagination
This is violinist Gil Shaham’s first recording of Beethoven. In the hands of Shaham and the Knights, these sumptuous tracks of Beethoven and Brahms are flawless.
Review: Violinist Isabelle Faust and Orchestre De Paris Dazzle with Péter Eötvös’ Virtuosic ‘Alhambra’ and Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’
Péter Eötvös’ third violin concerto is an astonishingly virtuosic composition for the Orchestre De Paris as well as violin soloist Isabelle Faust.
A Pandemic-time Residency Provided Just the Right Circumstances for ‘Springville Sessions’ by the Ladles
The Ladles' Springville Sessions, which may never have happened were it not for the pandemic, is now being hailed as one of the best acoustic recordings of the year.
"Lucky Man" is the soundtrack to a documentary of the same name following U.S. Army sergeant-turned-violinist Billy Bang's return to Vietnam.
Review: ‘Chamber Music from the Court of Frederick the Great’ Showcases Early Works by J.G. Graun & Others
Fans of ancient music in search of a quality recording of obscure Baroque chamber music for viola will want to give this album a listen.
If you have ever wondered whether we really need another recording of Dvorak's “American” Quartet, the answer is yes, we need this one by the Julliard String Quartet.