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Classical CDs, picked and panned by Joseph Romero and Culturekiosque staff.

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CD Tip: Milos Karadaglic

The 29-year-old Serbian guitarist brings technique and personal charm to this seductive collection from the Latin American repertoire.

Measha Brueggergosman: Surprise!

New Releases Call for a Re-evaluation of Offenbach, Schumann, Prokofiev

Three new symphonic issues highlight original interpretations by Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra and French cellist Jérôme Perno.

CD Review: Netherlands Bach Society

The spring tour of the United States coincides with the release tomorrow of the B-Minor Mass, the third installment in The Netherlands Bach Society's series of recordings of sacred works by J.S. Bach for Channel Classics.

Antonio Vivaldi: Music for the Chapel of the Pietà

John Sidgwick raves about La Serenissima's take on four concerti and two sacred works for soprano and strings by the Red Priest.

CD Review: Bach's Cello Suites

Not many years ago, the great tradition of French cello playing was struck a mortal blow by the deaths in quick succession of André Navarra, Paul Tortellier and Maurice Gendron. It is now clear that the future of cello playing in the country is in secure hands when it is entrusted to the likes of Demarquette...

CD Review: Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" - Anne-Sophie Mutter

There cannot be the slightest doubt that Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the world's top two or three violinists. But, and it is a big "but", she is showing herself increasingly to be out of touch with the needs of smaller-scale works....

Classical CD Reviews: Emil Gilels, Saint-Saens, Harrison Birtwistle

Classical music CD reviews by Culturekiosque, Europe's guide to arts and entertainment worldwide by international journalists and critics

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Beethoven : Quatuors à cordes - une intégrale qui n'en est pas une

Après dix ans d'existence, le Quatuor Vanbrugh, qui est installé en Irlande, s'est lancé dans la plus impressionnante entreprise discographique qu'une telle formation puisse imaginer : l'enregistrement des seize quatuors à cordes de Beethoven.

Beethoven : The String Quartets - an incomplete feeling

Classical music critic Eric Taver reviews Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets performed by the Vanbrugh Quartet

Chalk and Cheese

The rendition of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto by the precociously gifted Leila Josefowicz on this recording is so disturbing that one wonders how she or anybody connected with the Philips team could have allowed it to go out.
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