Classical Reviews

The Polaris Duo have been performing since 2011 but "Polaris" is their first album released in 2018. The Duo play the unusual instrumental combination of saxophone and harp:

Although best known for his film music, like many old school composers Michel Legrand also writes music for other purposes including concert music as this new album demonstrates:

"Bach & Friends" is a wonderful film tribute to the composer Bach, told by a wide range of world class musicians who continue to draw inspiration from the composer's work:

In this review called "Historical Timbres", Jeffrey Dane takes us on a journey of exploration among the pianos once played by Brahms which feature on this release:

The following album recreates historic piano roll recordings made a century ago, though the re-performances on Blu-ray and CD are of the highest quality and recorded using modern methods:

"Zirkus" is the new album by pianist Cary Chow, playing two major works by Robert Schumann: "Carnaval" and "Kreisleriana":

"Browns in Blue" is the latest album from "The 5 Browns", a group of 5 brothers and sisters who are all exceptionally talented pianists:

The idea of "Classical Baby" is to give parents two musical tools to help with their child's development: CD1 to provide "Baby Brain Food" and CD2 to "Soothe and Calm":

This Woody Allen film, though with a modern setting, has a soundtrack of opera standards many of which are recordings of the great tenor Enrico Caruso:

Trained at the Yehudi Menuhin School, 17 year old Nicola Benedetti releases her first album with the work which won her the BBC Young Musician of the Year award in 2004:

The following double album is a collection of the most exciting music from the classical repertoire:

The soundtrack to the following film is almost unique in its use of classical music throughout:

Experience some complete Tone Poems by Richard Strauss including the one whose opening section provides the main title music for "2001: A Space Odyssey":

Gustav Mahler has been a featured composer on this site since its initial launch in May 2000. Here is our review of a budget CD collection of all Mahler's symphonies:

Highly influenced by Mahler we also review a double CD album featuring two acclaimed symphonies by Dmitri Shostakovich :

Classical Performances

We cover any interesting performances within mfiles, but particularly we focus on concerts of classical or film music. Of course there is sometimes a fine line between the two, but here are a couple of classical performances and other film music performances are listed in the Performance Reviews section.

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