Best classical albums of 2020

Elgar: Violin Concerto

Elgar: Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti, Petr Limonov, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti's new album explores music by Britain's beloved composer, Edward Elgar.

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Dowland: A Fancy

Dowland: A Fancy

Bor Zuljan

Bor Zuljan explores the expressive and colourful qualities of Dowland's fancies in his debut solo recording, breathing new life into these masterpieces.

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 Read reviewWomen of Note: A Century of Australian Composers, Volume 2

Women of Note: A Century of Australian Composers, Volume 2

Various Artists

Building on the success of our first Women of Note album last year, ABC Classic is thrilled to be releasing the second volume in our now annual celebration of Australia's female composers.

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 Read reviewCorelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6

Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6

Genesis Baroque, Sophie Gent, Lucinda Moon

A disc of debuts for Melbourne's new kids on the Baroque.  

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 Read reviewAspects of America: The Pulitzer Edition

Aspects of America: The Pulitzer Edition

Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar

Three Pulitzer Prize-winning symphonic works by Walter Piston, Morton Gould and Howard Hanson

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 Read reviewVerdi: Otello

Verdi: Otello

Jonas Kaufmann, Orchestra e Coro dell'Academia Nationale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Jonas Kaufmann is now the Otello of this generation. This recording project is the crowning glory of his journey to become today's key exponent of this legendary role.

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 Read reviewVivaldi: Works for Clarinet and Orchestra

Vivaldi: Works for Clarinet and Orchestra

Martin Frost, Concerto Koln

Martin Fröst’s new album is a baroque adventure based on the question: What might Vivaldi have composed for the clarinet if it had been more fully developed? 

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Elgar: Cello Concerto

Elgar: Cello Concerto

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

Award-winning cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns with Elgar, a new album of works anchored around Elgar's Cello Concerto - arguably the best-known work in the classical canon written for solo cello

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Bluetongue - Australian Guitar Quartets

Bluetongue - Australian Guitar Quartets

Guitar Trek

Australia's premier guitar quartet Guitar Trek reflects life in modern Australia with a programme that showcases works of immense colour and rhythmic vitality.

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-5

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-5

Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

For this set of Beethoven's first five symphonies, Jordi Savall began with the fundamental idea of recovering the original sound of the orchestra and tempo as the composer imagined them. All the orchestral work was performed with...

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