I make no claims to have listened to everything released in 2016; here are my picks for the top classical recordings of the year.
Overall, with Transitions Michael Nicolas proves himself a major cellist of his generation.
With musicians of the NWJCO’s caliber, there never was a question that the music would be performed well in concert. It’s more that, after living with this repertoire for almost a year, the players took greater possession of the music and made it more their own, even in performance of the written material. By Steve […]