Best classical CDs of 2018

J.S. Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo

J.S. Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo

Kim Kashkashian

On this recording, Bach's six cello suites are played on the viola by one of the instrument's greatest exponents, Kim Kashkashian. For Kashkashian, Bach's music is both a ‘true and faithful companion' and a reference point...

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Piano Quartet in C minor / Sonata for Violin & Piano / In Black Ink

Piano Quartet in C minor / Sonata for Violin & Piano / In Black Ink

Andrew Anderson

A collection of instrumental and vocal chamber music.

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 Read reviewSaint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 & Pieces for Solo Piano

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 & Pieces for Solo Piano

Bertrand Chamayou, Orchestre National de France, Emmanuel Krivine

Following his award-winning survey of Ravel's complete solo piano works, Bertrand Chamayou takes on some of the most brilliant yet fiendishly virtuosic music in the French Romantic repertoire on his new Saint-Saëns album,...

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re:member

re:member

Ólafur Arnalds

BAFTA winning artist, composer, musician and producer Olafur Arnalds returns with brand new album 're:member.'At the centre of this is the neoclassical wonder's ground-breaking new software, Stratus, which transforms...

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 Read reviewAfter Bach

After Bach

Brad Mehldau

Nonesuch releases Brad Mehldau's After Bach on March 9, 2018. The album comprises the pianist/composer's recordings of four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an "After Bach"...

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Celtic Lute

Celtic Lute

Ronn McFarlane

On his new recording, American Lutenist Ronn McFarlane continues his love affair with Celtic music on a journey through Ireland and Scotland. Included on this recording are traditional pieces and music by the blind Irish...

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John Adams: Doctor Atomic

John Adams: Doctor Atomic

Gerald Finley, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, John Adams

Nonesuch releases the first studio recording of John Adams' 2005 opera, Doctor Atomic. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created Doctor Atomic's libretto, drawing from original sources. The composer leads the BBC Singers...

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 Read reviewHandel: Acis and Galatea

Handel: Acis and Galatea

Lucy Crowe

The award-winning Early Opera Company under the direction of founder Christian Curnyn celebrates the 300th anniversary of the premiere of one of Handel's most sublime creations: Acis and Galatea.This unique...

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 Read reviewSchmelzer: The Emperor's Fiddler

Schmelzer: The Emperor’s Fiddler

David Irving

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer was a leading violin virtuoso in mid-seventeenth-century Europe, highly favoured by Holy Roman Emperors Ferdinand III and Leopold I. His six Sonatæ unarum fidium (Sonatas for one fiddle) take pride...

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 Read reviewArvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt

Viktoria Mullova, Paavo Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The works on Viktoria Mullova's new album devoted to Arvo Pärt's music for violin stem from the composers study of medieval church music, and are products of what Arvo Pärt himself describes as a ‘tintinnabuli'...

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