For all the surface-y beauty of the BSO’s playing, it’s a dull interpretation of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony no. 3.
There have been lots of recordings of Philip Glass to hit the market recently. One of the highlights is Víkingur Ólafsson’s Piano Works.
That Shostakovich left such a musical testament is, in its own way, miraculous; and it continues to speak to us with immediacy and power.
Michael Lewin’s new album must surely rank among the most poetic and sensitive Debussy recordings of recent memory.
This recording is the first of a partial Shostakovich cycle Andris Nelsons and the BSO are embarking upon.
This attractive, inexpensive box set dedicated to Claudio Abbado contains a rich gathering of lucid, colorful recordings, among the most accomplished modern performances of symphonies that are absolutely central to the repertoire.
Now in his mid-50s, Esa-Pekka Salonen is one of the most interesting and important composers of his generation and the recent attention his music is receiving is well deserved.