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RECORD KEEPING | NACO Release Reminds Us To Look No Further Than Our Backyard For Talent

By Paul E. Robinson on May 23, 2017

This has been an important year of recognition for Canadian composers, thanks in part to projects like the NACO's "Life Reflected" featuring works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio.
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RECORD KEEPING | The Emerson String Quartet Go All English For Anniversary Release

By Paul E. Robinson on May 16, 2017

The Emerson String Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new release featuring repertoire never before recorded by the quartet.
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RECORD KEEPING | An Historic Tchaikovsky Cycle Comes To Light

By Paul E. Robinson on May 9, 2017

Anyone interested in Tchaikovsky, great conducting, and music-making in Russia in the Twentieth Century, will find a lot of pleasure in these six DVDs.
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RECORD KEEPING | Does Yannick Nézet-Séguin Ever Sleep?

By Paul E. Robinson on May 2, 2017

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin release their latest with Dvořák: Symphony Nos 6 & 7.
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RECORD KEEPING | Looking For Grigory Sokolov

By Paul E. Robinson on April 25, 2017

This week we review the much-anticipated new documentary/album release about the reclusive and mysterious Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov.
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RECORD KEEPING | Christian Thielemann Bruckner Symphony No. 6

By Paul E. Robinson on April 18, 2017

While Thielemann’s results may not be to everyone’s taste, he gets what he wants and what he wants is uncommonly good.
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RECORD KEEPING | Menahem Pressler Still Superb At 94

By Paul E. Robinson on April 11, 2017

Pacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler delivers on Brahms and Schumann but could use a bit more adventure for it to truly come alive.
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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 | Harry Freedman: Genuine Canadiana

By Paul E. Robinson on March 28, 2017

While this is genuine Canadiana, this new release of five orchestral works by the late Harry Freedman has a much wider appeal, not only because of its beauty, but also because of its power.
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RECORD KEEPING | The Montréal Guitare Trio Never Sounded So Good

By Paul E. Robinson on March 20, 2017

Apart from the limited success of the Manual de Falla transcriptions, and the rather short playing time of the CD, Danzas is yet another impressive addition to the Montréal Guitare Trio’s CD anthology.
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