Robert Simpson first captured the spirit of Russian choral music from his Russian wife Marianna Parnas Simpson. But tracking down scores for what would become the new recording of his Houston Chamber Choir, a disc called "Ravishingly Russian," turned out to be a stumbling block.
Leon Fleisher was a child prodigy who went on to become one of the leading pianists of his generation. More than 40 years ago, he was struck with Focal Dystonia, a neurological disorder that prevented him from using his right hand, but that did not slow down an amazingly diverse career.
Effervescent, Ineffable, Lyrical: Leon Fleisher brings his artistry to three of Mozart's piano concertos.
At age 20, Karen Geoghegan is becoming a very visible advocate for her instrument, the bassoon.
Conductor JoAnn Falletta presents a Schubert quartet, arranged for orchestra, and a completed version of the "Unfinished" Symphony.
Contemporary American composers take up themes of loss and remembrance on a new disc from the Atlanta Symphony.
Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is now the music director of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. On their new disc, they present highlights of their first season together.
The subtexts of Leos Janacek's two string quartets include secret passion, and a tale of forbidden love and murder -- all this from a man in his 70s. The Emerson Quartet explores Janacek's soundscapes on its latest disc.
In fresh, alluring performances, a young violinist presents a familiar concerto and music of her own country, the Republic of Georgia.
Portuguese pianist Maria Joao Pires is especially identified with the music of Chopin. She explores his late works on her newest release.
"Bel canto" means beautiful singing, and that's exactly while you'll hear on this new collection of opera arias featuring Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca.
The new disc by guitarist Sharon Isbin begins with anonymous music from the Renaissance, and concludes with music from modern-day troubadours like Joan Baez and Mark O'Connor -- who also join in as performers.
In a series of string quartets, Mark O'Connor is blending musical elements from the past -- his own past, and the traditions of American folk music.
A new disc of Renaissance choral music has struck a chord with listeners who have been blogging and tweeting enthusiastically about Stile Antico's "Song of Songs."
Pianist Joel Fan's new disc explores music by North and South American composers, many of whom were influenced by the popular songs and traditions of their own countries.