Aequa is one of the year’s standout new-music albums. Philip Glass’s Symphony no. 11 suggests that the veteran composer has more than a few tricks left up his sleeve. And Neave Trio’s Celebrating Piazzolla is a thoroughly delightful, engaging album.
Visions Take Flight is one of those rarest of accomplishments: a contemporary music album that’s a sheer joy to listen to, from start to finish. And John Cage on guitar? Why not?
Lorelei Ensemble’s latest recording is awe-inspiring.
Highlights include an excellent Tchaikovsky symphony cycle in modern sound and one of the year’s best chamber-music albums.
Why do such a high number of significant contemporary composers hail from Iceland?
Overall, with Transitions Michael Nicolas proves himself a major cellist of his generation.
Michael Lewin’s new album must surely rank among the most poetic and sensitive Debussy recordings of recent memory.