I make no claims to have listened to everything released in 2016; here are my picks for the top classical recordings of the year.
Picks for the top live classical performances of 2016. Feel free to agree, disagree, add to them, come up with your own list, etc.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s final recording is the conductor at his best. Bernard Haitink helmed a great performance of Mahler’s Symphony no. 1.