Published on March 04, 2013
For its tenth year of jazz in Portland, this year’s U.S. Bank festival, presented by Alaska Airlines, kicked off with a number of sold out shows. An imposing array of internationally-recognized and local musicians played a variety of jazz styles, and the festival’s recognition of Black History Month was seen in a number of community-wide [...]
Published on February 20, 2013
Nine recent soundtrack CDs of interest.
Published on November 13, 2012
A variety of Christmas CDs for possible addition to your collection.
Published on October 24, 2012
A terrific weekend of intimate live jazz each October at Newport, OR.
Published on August 29, 2012
Nine more exceptional stereo hi-res music downloads reviewed.
Published on August 10, 2012
Chamber Music Festival and Institute – July 20-Aug. 11 – Atherton, PaloAlto, and Menlo Park – www.musicatmenlo.org You never know what to expect from a visit to Music@Menlo, the three week chamber music festival on the Peninsula in the Bay Area, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, except for one constant – excellence in every [...]
Published on June 13, 2012
MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 – Heather Harper soprano I (Magna Peccatrix); Lucia Popp soprano II (Una Poenitentium); Arleen Auger soprano III (Mater Gloriosa); Yvonne Minton contralto I (Mulier Samaritana); Helen Watts contralto II (Maria Aegyptiaca); René Kollo tenor (Doctor Marianus); John Shirley-Quirk baritone (Pater Ecstaticus); Martti Talvela bass (Pater Profundus) /Vienna Staatsopernchor /Vienna Singverein [...]
Published on May 20, 2012
In either form, this is an audiophile’s dream collection!
Published on April 03, 2012
A most exciting SACD reissue project at better pricing and shipping than the Japanese series.
Published on April 02, 2012
Dealing with Surface Noise and Other Distractions From the Music.