Classical

In addition to having technique to burn, the Atlantis Trio has the tone, the taste, and the temperament to fulfill Mendelssohn's tempo indications in his D minor Piano Trio. This is no easy task, but performing on period instruments, Dutch violinist Jaap Schröder and American cellist and fortepia...

When most listeners pick up this CD, they'll have reasonable expectations of the performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, but few will be able to guess much about Alexander Raskatov's Piano Concerto, "Night Butterflies." Composed in 2012-2013, this work was inspired by a nocturnal vis...

In its third recording for EMI, the youthful Belcea Quartet approaches two works by Brahms with abundant energy and eagerness to please, but with less insight and conviction than the pieces demand. A fair appraisal of these performances must credit the players for adhering to form, for holding to...