Stephen Mejias  |  Aug 14, 2017
"It was an unusually fine day for a New York September," John Atkinson began his important 2001 essay, "The Restorative Power of Music."
Michael Lavorgna  |  Aug 14, 2017
I enjoy reading about music and discovering new music. Lovely Recordings is a great place to share and discover this passion. I hope to make you discover something new with this list and that you can feel the same thing I did when I discovered these recordings for the very first time!
Michael Lavorgna  |  Aug 11, 2017
"I just found it" or, "What would life be like without Tidal HiFi"?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Aug 10, 2017
Professor Edgar Choueiri (Eames chair) and Buddy Gardineer setting me up with BACCH 3D

"Getting measured for head-tracking for use with BACCH 3D." is the answer to Monday's 'Guess What I'm Doing' .gif quiz (as some astute readers correctly surmised). The real point is that I've been listening to BACCH 3D in-barn for a few days and I have a few important things to tell you.

John Darko  |  Aug 09, 2017
Where did it start? Not my love of music. Nor my pursuit of making it sound as good as possible with increasingly better hardware. Rather, at what point did I first sit-up and take notice that digital audio wasn't simply digital audio: perfect sound; forever; and for everyone?
Michael Lavorgna  |  Aug 09, 2017
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the man cave...
Stephen Mejias  |  Aug 08, 2017
Photo: Stephen Mejias. Design: Todd Steponick, Nice Looking Designs

Track 16

How we listen goes hand in hand with how we live. For that reason alone, the act of listening to music through a hi-fi represents a certain lifestyle, and the products used to pursue that particular pleasure can be described as lifestyle products.

Michael Lavorgna  |  Aug 07, 2017
It's easy for classical music listeners like me to fall into a rut and listen to the same familiar pieces in multiple different performances. While it's true that there is always something new to find in the old chestnuts like Beethoven's Ninth, why not stretch your ears? So here are three recordings of music that I found exciting and fascinating, plus one fine recording of familiar Chopin played by an artist new to me.