music + life
A Virtuoso’s Hero
Violinist Joshua Bell looks to a Belgian composer for inspiration.
An American master turns eighty.
Classical violinist Angéle Dubeau plays Philip Glass at the Montreal Jazz Festival
Jordi Savall goes Celtic; Collegium Cartusianum feasts on Handel; WDR Symphony Orchestra revisits the work of Alfredo Casella; a re-release of Mozart by unconquerable pianist Wanda Landowska; fiery Brahms by violinist Vadim Repin; Rachmaninoff’s Preludes in the hands of pianist Steven Osborne; Alamire and QuintEssential play music from the time of Henry VIII; Retrospect Trio delivers stylish Purcell; pianist Herbert Schuch presents “Night Pieces”; Renée Fleming and company in Rossini’s Armida; a collection of pianist Sviatoslav Richter; and the Filarmonica ’900 del Teatro Regio di Torino records the first two symphonies of Nino Rota.