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RECORD KEEPING | For Jan Lisiecki Fans, New Chopin Release Is Another Winner

By Paul E. Robinson on April 5, 2017

Jan Lisiecki abandons former glories with Chopin's solo repertoire for a technically dazzling release that highlights Chopin's orchestral works.
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RECORD KEEPING | Some Of The Finest Beethoven We Have Ever Heard

By Paul E. Robinson on October 18, 2017

Now, at the age of 46, Kissin is again recording for DG, and this new all-Beethoven release confirms his stature as an artist of the first rank.
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RECORD KEEPING | The Best Classical Recordings Of 2016

By Paul E. Robinson on December 19, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of our favourite classical music releases of the year.
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RECORD KEEPING | At the Crossroads of Gamelan and Minimalism

By Paul E. Robinson on June 20, 2017

How American Lou Harrison synthesized Asian percussion instruments and minimalism into his music in the middle of the 20th century.
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RECORD KEEPING | OSM Releases Bernstein's A Quiet Place, But Will It Win New Friends?

By Paul E. Robinson on July 15, 2018

Marking Bernstein 100th-anniversary year, the Montréal Symphony's new recording of A Quiet Place is played with care and authority, but its structural problems are difficult to surpass.
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RECORD KEEPING | Ashkenazy A Split Musician In Recent Releases

By Paul E. Robinson on August 8, 2017

Two sides to Ashkenazy: how does he fare in his foray into Bach, put head-to-head with his latest Tchaikovsky collaboration with Esther Yoo?
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RECORD KEEPING | A Tale Of Two Composer Prodigies

By Paul E. Robinson on September 12, 2017

This CD is a tale of two cities' young composer prodigies: George Gershwin to our south, and Quebec's André Mathieu.
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RECORD KEEPING | Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow

By Paul E. Robinson on July 28, 2016

"It is clear that the symphonies of Shostakovich have found their near-ideal interpreters." Andris Nelsons / Boston Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow.
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RECORD KEEPING | Daniel Barenboim Releases First Recording On His Controversial Piano

By Paul E. Robinson on January 29, 2017

Daniel Barenboim's new Maene-Barenboim piano has received a lot of media hype in the piano world. But is justified?
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RECORD KEEPING | Glyndebourne Makes A Case For Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict On Blu-ray

By Paul E. Robinson on November 4, 2017

It is the music that makes a Béatrice et Bénédict revival worthwhile and in this Glyndebourne production.
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