• Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo

    Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo

    Replace whatever loudspeakers you’ve been using with a pair of Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimos and people will notice—before they’ve heard a note of music. The whimsical apostrophe shape, the vibrant color, the assured smallness of ...
  • Reference 3A Taksim Loudspeaker

    Reference 3A Taksim Loudspeaker

    Experienced audiophiles know this dictum well: When it comes to the design and pricing of high-end equipment, there’s a point of diminishing returns. Exactly where that point is depends upon multiple factors, including the goals ...
  • Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

    Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

    Music lovers who don’t have much to do with opera—and plenty that do—can be mystified by the continuing popularity of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring cycle. It’s very long, with the four dramas that comprise it—Das ...
  • Checking in with Robert von Bahr

    Checking in with Robert von Bahr

    If Robert von Bahr radiates a sense of satisfied accomplishment, he’s entitled to it. For over 40 years, as the head of the Swedish independent record label BIS, he has survived—thrived, even—in the tenuous business ...
  • Perla Barocca: Rachel Podger

    Perla Barocca: Rachel Podger

    Over the past 20 years, not only has Rachel Podger established herself as a leading Baroque violinist and conductor, she’s also been well served by recordings of exceptional quality. Podger was featured on eight Linn ...
  • Have Organ, Will Travel

    Have Organ, Will Travel

    Cameron Carpenter is without a doubt the most visible organist on the planet. First of all, the 33-year-old Juilliard graduate’s abilities as a player are second to none. He possesses an astounding technique and unfailingly ...
  • Listening With Harry

    Listening With Harry

    The following piece was published in the June/July 2001 issue of TAS, as a “Last Page” feature. I got some ridicule, from a now-defunct audio-magazine editor who felt this sounded like sycophancy, who wrote a ...

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