Monthly Archives: April 2013

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“Music will heal the world.” – Pablo Casals The tragic events of this week in Boston test the will and hearts of us all, and our thoughts and prayers go to all affected. Even as events continue to unfold, the…Continue Reading

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Our friends over at MusicWeb International have just reviewed three of our recent releases on our Alto imprint (US/Canada street date 3/26). Below we have excerpts of these reviews, as well as links to the full articles. Please click on…Continue Reading

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“It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.” Film critic Robert Ebert passed away this week at age 70, after a decade-long battle with thyroid cancer. The chief film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times for…Continue Reading

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The Enigma Variations are perhaps the finest large-scale masterpiece of British composer Edward Elgar’s oeuvre.  A theme and fourteen variations, Elgar wrote that the “enigma” was a hidden theme and never gave hint of what it was, taking the secret…Continue Reading

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Gramophone magazine (gramophone.co.uk) has been a leading authority in Classical music criticism for ninety years. Its reviews are an invaluable resource to anyone trying to make sense of the seemingly infinite number of Classical recordings available, and a number of…Continue Reading