Phil Richards

Phil Richards works as a Classical Music Specialist at Readings Carlton.


15 Histoires de Guitares by David Jacques

This is the second recording by Canadian classical guitarist David Jacques to feature on these pages. The previous recording, 14 Histoires de Guitares, featured guitars and music that spanned more th…

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Local Objects by Zsofia Boros

Born in Hungary but based in Vienna, the reputation of guitarist Zsofia Boros will only be further enhanced by the release of her second album on the ECM label. In my opinion this album is the logic…

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The Harrow and the Harvest by Gillian Welch

It’s been eight long years since Gillian Welch released an album. Now at long last, the follow-up to Soul Journey is here.

There are no surprises, which some people may see as a negative, but fans …

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The Best Classical CDs of 2013

by Phil Richards

Here, Classical Music Specialist Phil Richards shares his top ten Classical CDs from 2013 - in no particular order.

Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours by Lavinia Meijer

Philip Glass is without a doubt one of the great American composers and this CD, from harpist Lavinia Meijer, is superb. Glass’ piano compositions have always had a hypnotic beauty in their original form and here, playe…

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