You knew I’d weigh in.
The full list of my picks for best classical CDs and downloads of 2011 is below the break.
Violinist Miranda Cuckson took some time recently to talk to us about her interest in new music, her artistic collaboration with composer Michael Hersch, and the experience of preparing and performing contemporary works for concert and the recording studio. You can find out more about Miranda here, and information on The Wreckage of Flowers, recently released on CD by Musical Concepts, here.
A few weeks ago at a Steinway Hall press event, Yongmei Hu gave a small audience a tantalizing taste of the program she’ll be playing at her sold-out Alice Tully Hall debut this Sunday. Earlier this week…
Can you identify the conductor – and orchestra – performing Respighi’s Fontane di Roma in this historic archival (non-commercial) recording? Drop me a line with your best guess. The answer will be posted late Friday.