Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma do Brahms justice by honoring his introverted and extroverted musical moments.
Emily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke, and the NOW Ensemble Beautifully Unite the Traditional and the Contemporary
On Rounder Songs, Appalachian folk ballads are realized through a post-minimalist context. Never descending into irony or cliche, it's an excellent album that honors tradition in a lovingly modern way.
Most of the songs on the album are lesser-known hits, providing a good opportunity to become acquainted with a wider breadth of Franklin's discography.
This composer didn't like the piano. This pianist is suspicious of the music's accessibility. Hopefully you'll see through both sentiments.
With Bach, Busoni, Beethoven, Shiokawa and Schiff dazzle with sonatas from three vastly different periods.
With virtuosic technique and poetic musicality, Jenny Lin's Philip Glass: Complete Etudes for Piano is a required recording for new music aficionados.
Bang on a Can All-Stars' second foray with natural and musical elements, More Field Recordings, emphasizes the balance between art and atmosphere.