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CDs & DVDs

Read the latest CD and DVD reviews from our CDN staff.
Violinist Gidon Kremer.

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CHICAGO, June 28, 2015 – Today, we review an intriguing new Deutsche Grammophon recording that exemplifies our developing 21st century classical music era. It’s offered...

Leonard Cohen - Publicity still

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In his 80th year, one of the greatest poets /songwriters of the 20th and 21st Centuries releases a new album "Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour" Here is a list of his top ten singles

Arvo Pärt music example.

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CHICAGO, April 23, 2015 – It is difficult to believe that there was a time not so long ago when good performances – let...

Mieczysław Weinberg

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CHICAGO, March 6, 2015 – Recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in the music of Soviet-era composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996). Recordings have begun...

Redbox kiosk/logo.

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WASHINGTON, January 23, 2015 – With its outsized ambitions and bigger-than-life personalities, the media and entertainment business has frequently proved to be a warren...

Martin Freeman co-stars as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug now availabe in Blu-ray from Warner Home Video.

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Perfect weekend to watch Peter Jackson’s second installment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary work on Blu-ray before heading out to see Battle of Five Armies

Members of Fifth House Ensemble.

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CHICAGO, December 4, 2014 – There was a time not so long ago when the new music offerings in Chicago were narrow in availability...

Tre Voci. (PR photo of the artists)

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CHICAGO, November 5, 2014 – Tre Voci: three contrasting compositional voices speak through three contrasting instruments in this new ECM recording. Violist Kim Kashkashian...

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, viewed from Lake Erie.

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CLEVELAND, October 9, 2014 — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll...

François Couturier and Anja Lechner.

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CHICAGO, October 5, 2014 – Self-proclaimed esoteric Christian spiritual teacher G.I. Gurdjieff is best known for teaching “the Fourth Way.” That’s a method for...

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The Chardonnay Run had hundreds of running and wine enthusiasts taking off for a three mile run around the National Harbor, just outside of Washington, DC.