CD of the Week

Every week, WCRB staff select a CD to feature on-air and online. Learn all about each week's CD, including links to purchase each one, here.

Ronn McFarlane
Courtesy of the Artist

For the latest album in his already rich discography, Ronn McFarlane takes us on a musical journey to Ireland and Scotland, highlighting both the vivacity and delicacy of the lute - and it's WCRB's CD of the Week.

Ray Chen
CAMI Music

With a precious instrument once owned by one of the most legendary violinists of all time, Ray Chen has channeled the flexible charm of the players of the past on his new recording “The Golden Age,” WCRB’s CD of the Week!

Vadym Kholodenko
Ira Polyarnaya

Alexander Scriabin’s music metamorphosizes, from an intimate sound world inspired by Chopin, through a series of explosive breakthroughs, and finishes in an ecstatic and mystical universe. Pianist Vadym Kholodenko’s new recording of Preludes, Etudes & Sonatas lets the prismatic beauty of Scriabin shine, and it's WCRB's CD of the Week.

Dallas Winds
Dean Deuby

Conductor Jerry Junkin is celebrating his 25th season with Dallas Winds, one of America’s most energized and revered ensembles. Add in one of the world’s greatest trumpeters, a superb engineering team, and the goose bumps that come with John Williams’s music, and you’ve got one highly charged new CD – and it’s the latest WCRB CD of the Week!

A Dreamlike Musical Landscape, with Stephen Hough

Jun 18, 2018
Stephen Hough
Sim Canetty-Clarke

There's a lot to look forward to when Stephen Hough releases a new album: his warm and nuanced playing is often topped off with a delicious dose of liner notes, as revealing and lovingly crafted as the music itself. Hear the swirling textures of his new CD, "The Dream Album," WCRB's CD of the Week.

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