Even though Gould appears, this opera is about creativity and achievement, or mediocrity and failure depending upon your perspective.
Genial late-Romantic chamber pieces; Humperdinck was more than a Wagner acolyte.
Six composers were asked to write pieces which respond to exhibits or objects in the London Science Museum.
Gesualdo murdered his first wife. Here’s the lugubrious story scored by a descendant as a grand music drama.
My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.
McNabney reminds that much French Baroque music we associate with harpsichord may have originally been intended for other forces.
The first recording of an overlooked oratorio, tonal with buoyant cinematic colors.
This jazz octet cuts right to the heart of Winterreise sooner and more surely than most.