Friday, December 7, 2012

Top 7 Classical Recordings for 2012

Since 2012 was a light year as far as reviewing jazz and classical recordings and heavier on world music recordings, this year I'm only including 7 recordings in the top classical and top jazz CDs for the year.  The Top Jazz CDs will appear a week from today.  You will also find two surprises on my list if you were expecting only European classical CDs.

1. Arcanto Quartett with Olivier Marron, Franz Schubert String Quintet op. 163, Harmonia Mundi

2. Kristian Bezuidenhout & Freiburger Barockorchester, Mozart Piano Concertos K. 453 & 482, Harmonia Mundi

3. Javier Perianes, Beethoven Moto Perpetuo, Harmonia Mundi

4. Isabelle Faust, J. S. Bach Sonatas & Partitas, Harmonia Mundi

5. La Nueova Musica with David Bates, Handel's Il Pastor Fido, Harmonia Mundi (box-set)

6. Ravi Shankar, The Living Room Sessions Part 1, East Meets West Music

7. Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat, Twinklings of Hope (Persian/Iranian classical), Kirkelig Kulturverksted

1 comment:

  1. a very interesting musical mix

    thanks very much