RECORD KEEPING | Cataloguing Seiji Ozawa's Active Musical Legacy
Still active at 83 as a conductor, Seiji Ozawa's musical activities are being actively documented and reissued as he goes.
RECORD KEEPING | Ashkenazy A Split Musician In Recent Releases
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?
RECORD KEEPING | Riccardo Chailly Scales Mahler's Massive Eighth Symphony
Riccardo Chailly pays homage to his mentor Claudio Abbado in a symbolic performance of Mahler's immense Eighth Symphony.
RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Takes On Mendelssohn
Nézet-Séguin brings his usual energy and attentiveness to this project; nevertheless there may be more than one missing element.
RECORD KEEPING | Tchaikovsky's Top Three Ballet Scores
Coinciding with conductor Neeme Järvi's 80th birthday, this rebundled release of Tchaikovsky's great ballet scores gets top marks.
RECORD KEEPING | In The Thick of Viennese Romanticism
A heritage of Viennese splendour, captured by Bychkov and the Vienna Philharmonic.
RECORD KEEPING | Jiří Bělohlávek: A Posthumous Homecoming
Jiří Bělohlávek is in his element, conducting iconic music of his homeland. A longstanding TSO guest conductor—until February this year—we take a retrospective look at his artistry.
RECORD KEEPING | At the Crossroads of Gamelan and Minimalism
How American Lou Harrison synthesized Asian percussion instruments and minimalism into his music in the middle of the 20th century.
RECORD KEEPING | BSO Treads Carefully, Perhaps Too Carefully
Andris Nelsons take on Brahms' symphonies is impressively nuanced, but this over-attention to details comes perilously close to choking the life out of these masterworks.