I make no claims to have listened to everything released in 2016; here are my picks for the top classical recordings of the year.
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Commentary: Best Classical Performances of 2016
Picks for the top live classical performances of 2016. Feel free to agree, disagree, add to them, come up with your own list, etc.
Classical Music CD Reviews: Paul Lewis and Trio Wanderer play Brahms, and Hans Abrahamsen’s “let me tell you”
Three superb albums: two focusing on works by Brahms, one featuring Hans Abrahamsen’s meditation on Shakespeare’s Ophelia.
Concert Review: The Bard in Boston, Part 2
Everyone on stage seemed to sense that this was a special occasion and the BSO, accordingly, played with an extra jolt of electricity.