CDs & DVDs

CDs & DVDs

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

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CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2015 –Cedille Records has pulled off a difficult trick in the small niche market that is classical music today: focusing exclusively...

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CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2015 − Conductor Andrew Lewis seems to have a certain knack for molding the sparse yet arresting musical landscapes in the...

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LOS ANGELES, September 5, 2015 – Okay, so I am seriously in love with Bryson Tiller. Before I even saw his face, I dug...

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...

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