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.
Three superb albums: two focusing on works by Brahms, one featuring Hans Abrahamsen’s meditation on Shakespeare’s Ophelia.
Everyone on stage seemed to sense that this was a special occasion and the BSO, accordingly, played with an extra jolt of electricity.