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We recommend: theartsdesk's Classical CDs of the Year

Ten of the year's best classical releases

Emmanuel Krivine makes sparks fly in period-instrument Beethoven

 

Bach: Complete Keyboard Works Ivo Janssen (Void)

Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies La Chambre Philharmonique/Emanuel Krivine (Naïve)

Percy Grainger Edition (Chandos)

Martin: Der Sturm (Hyperion)

  • Thierry Fischer conducts the first recording of this cool, bewitching opera, a German-language setting of Shakespeare’s TheTempest. Frank Martin’s music effortlessly synthesises jazz, impressionism and dodecaphony. Find Der Sturm on Amazon

Martinů: The Six Symphonies BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek (Onyx)

Poulenc: Orchestral works Anima Eterna/Jos van Immerseel (Zig Zag)

Alexandre Tharaud plays Scarlatti (Virgin)

Schoenberg: Orchestral works Berlin Philharmonic/Sir Simon Rattle (EMI)

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Bruckner, Nielsen and Sibelius (DG)

  • Live recordings made by this charismatic Venezuelan with the excellent Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Dudamel gives us incandescent readings of Nielsen’s 4th and 5th symphonies and a shattering Bruckner 9. Find Dudamel on Amazon

ECM Lockenhaus Edition (ECM)

 

 

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