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RECORD KEEPING | Nézet-Séguin Takes On Mendelssohn

By Paul E. Robinson on July 25, 2017

Nézet-Séguin brings his usual energy and attentiveness to this project; nevertheless there may be more than one missing element.
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RECORD KEEPING | Tchaikovsky's Top Three Ballet Scores

By Paul E. Robinson on July 15, 2017

Coinciding with conductor Neeme Järvi's 80th birthday, this rebundled release of Tchaikovsky's great ballet scores gets top marks.
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RECORD KEEPING | In The Thick of Viennese Romanticism

By Paul E. Robinson on July 11, 2017

A heritage of Viennese splendour, captured by Bychkov and the Vienna Philharmonic.
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RECORD KEEPING | A Hidden, "Shimmering" Gem by Dvořák

By Paul E. Robinson on June 27, 2017

Capriccio Records restores the lustre to a neglected Dvořák oratorio-symphonic poem.
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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 | BSO Treads Carefully, Perhaps Too Carefully

By Paul E. Robinson on June 13, 2017

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.
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RECORD KEEPING | Brahms' Heart And Soul With A Canadian Twist

By Paul E. Robinson on June 7, 2017

For many Canadian music-lovers, clarinettist James Campbell will be the main attraction on this new Naxos CD.
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RECORD KEEPING | Soprano Layla Claire's Debut Album A Hit And Miss Affair

By Paul E. Robinson on May 30, 2017

Soprano Layla Claire's album debut features many fine performances, but it is not without a few quibbles.
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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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