Featured Album: Renee’s Guilty Pleasures

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(Photo Credit: Decca/Andrew Eccles)

Featured Album: Jansen Plays Bach

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If you’re going to record an album, you might as well hand-pick the people who will play with you. That’s what Janine Jansen did for her latest recording of Bach: she chose the players, including her cellist brother and harpsichordist father.

Featured Album: Starobin on Giuliani

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Mauro Giuliani was responsible for making the guitar a prominent instrument in concert music, and was thought of as the Beethoven of the guitar. David Starobin’s newest recordings of Giuliani’s music if our Featured Album.

Featured Album: Opera Breve

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Opera’s are rarely brief, but it’s often worth the wait for those moving arias or duets. Thankfully, Phillipe Quint and Lily Maisky capture some operatic gems on their new album Opera Breve, our Featured Album this week. Tune if for highlights from Porgy and Bess, Hansel and Gretel, Eugen Onegin and much more.

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The final film in a series featuring the music of Rachel Grimes takes us back to Kurtis Hough’s work.