Monthly Features

Maria Callas Special Issue

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Welcome to this special Maria Callas issue in honor of the centenary of the legendary soprano’s birth. There are many individuals to thank, without whose contributions and assistance this issue…
Rachmaninoff Reading

Rachmaninoff: A Survey of His Biographies

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For this second installment marking the 150th anniversary of Rachmaninoff’s birth, we will briefly survey the various biographies available to the collector and music lover. Though a number of these…
Tor Mann

Tor Mann: Sweden’s First Important Symphonic Conductor 

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Tor MannBorn, Stockholm, 25 February 1894 Died, Stockholm, 29 March 1974  Orchestral music had a marginal existence in 19th-century Sweden. Its only permanent orchestra, with roots centuries earlier, was Kungliga…
Otto Klemperer Conducting

Otto Klemperer – An Indelible Impression

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A personal memoir from Jon Tolansky and musicians he has interviewed Franz Kafka declared that “first impressions are always unreliable”. Might he have modified his claim had he encountered Otto…
Elgar Remastered

Sir Edward Elgar in Stereo?

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An astonishing historical release, the 4CD set from SOMM Recordings shown at right includes stereo reconstructions and newly unearthed recordings by Elgar of his Cello Concerto and Symphony No. 1. …

Composer Spotlights

Far East

Far East

Record City

Tokyo is thought to have more record shops (93) than any city on the planet, though London (89) and Berlin (87) run it a close second and third, respectively – read in more detail here at mixmag.net. These statistics were, admittedly, coalated pre-Covid and though the numbers may have changed, […]

Industry Spotlights

Artist Features


Lani Spahr

An Interview with Lani Spahr

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LANI SPAHR – audio restoration engineer, producer and annotator – has garnered critical praise from Gramophone (“There are historic releases that make the grade because they are just that –…
Norma Fisher

An Interview with Norma Fisher

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As performer, teacher and artistic director, Norma Fisher has been a leading light of the London musical scene for over 60 years.  Born in London of Russian-Polish parents, she was…
H. Ward Marston

An Interview with H. Ward Marston 

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Q: Despite his amazing success, director and writer Quentin Tarantino once described himself as a frustrated theater owner, referring to the simpler joy of being able to share his favorite…
John Mauceri

Conductor John Mauceri in Coversation with Roger Pines

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For five decades, John Mauceri has had an extraordinary impact on musical life internationally. One of America’s most celebrated conductors, he is also a writer, lecturer, teacher, and producer. Mauceri…