Best Classical Albums 2014

First, a note on genres and categories: Like my jazz list, this one is defined by the genre, and like that jazz list I’m doing this to be inclusive. In terms of history and tradition, the accumulation of ideas, styles and forms through time, classical music (like jazz) had a long-expanding common language, then reached … Continue reading Best Classical Albums 2014

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Consumer Reports

If you saved your pennies on the Mahler/Ozawa box, I've found an intriguing way to spend them. Deutsche Grammophon is releasing the first of two boxes collecting the recordings the great conductor Ferenc Fricsay made for the label. A musician's musician, a great musical artist from the era before conductors were international stars, his personal … Continue reading Consumer Reports