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Robert Ripps  |  Aug 31, 2011  |  0 comments

In his monumental six-part work The Oxford History of Western Music, Richard Taruskin begins the volume devoted to the 19th century with Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, which debuted in Vienna in 1805 before its final revised version was staged there in 1814. Here we have an opus of searing intensity that signaled the arrival of Romanticism in music.

Billy Altman  |  May 30, 2007  |  0 comments

Jeff Perlah  |  Apr 19, 2011  |  0 comments

Sure, it’s great when one musician can collaborate with another in a faraway country and end up with something impressive — even when the two never spend any time together in a studio. The wonders of the digital age have made it easy to carry on long-distance recording relationships.

Billy Altman  |  Jul 29, 2011  |  0 comments

Throughout its long history, country music has often found itself staring at the mirror and trying to make sense of the reflection.

Jaan Uhelszki  |  Dec 17, 2009  |  0 comments
paramore
(Fueled by Ramen)
Brand New Eyes Music •••• Sound ••••½

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 16, 2007  |  0 comments

Rob O'Connor  |  Apr 30, 2007  |  0 comments

Billy Altman  |  Dec 03, 2007  |  0 comments
Cowboy Town Arista Nashville
Music ••• Sound •••

Brooks & Dunn hit the commercial wall when 1999's Tight Rope

Steve Simels  |  Sep 30, 2007  |  0 comments

Billy Altman  |  Jan 03, 2008  |  0 comments

Ken Richardson  |  Jul 04, 2007  |  0 comments

Brett Milano  |  Oct 25, 2011  |  0 comments

Most of the music-buying public may disagree, but Coldplay is a tough band to get passionate about, pro or con.

Mike Mettler  |  Jun 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Capitol
Music •••½ Sound ••••

No pressure.

Jeff Perlah  |  Jul 30, 2007  |  0 comments
Finding Forever Geffen
Music •••• Sound ••••
Common's 2005 album, Be - which garnered four Grammy nominations and plenty of g
Mike Mettler  |  Aug 05, 2007  |  0 comments

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