Midyear CD Review: Evocative Oboe, Witty Haydn, and a New Take on Duke Ellington

Serendipity counts in music as in anything else. A year and a half ago I recommended two outstanding debut albums by artists with local connections. Soprano Danielle Talamantes, a Northern Virginia native with a burgeoning opera career, and pianist Einav Yarden, a protégé of the Peabody Institute’s Leon Fleischer with an international concert career, had … Continue reading Midyear CD Review: Evocative Oboe, Witty Haydn, and a New Take on Duke Ellington