Post no. 100
First something internal: this is my post no. 100, and this blog did celebrate it’s 6 month anniversary some days ago.
I’m positively overwhelmed by the number of visitors and the reaction I’m getting, and I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I do writing it.
Top Albums of the Year
There are really some great recordings in this list, so I figured, why don’t I do my own?
So here we go, no particular order. I’ll probably follow up with some of my preferred Jazz albums later.
Bach: Cello Suites – David Watkin (Resonus)
Brahms: Violin Sonatas No. 2 & 3 – Isabelle Faust – Alexander Melnikov (Harmonia Mundi)
I know I’m an Isabelle Faust fanboy, but this album is again just another outstanding example of her amazing art. Reviewed here.
Igor Levit: Bach Beethoven Rzweski (Sony)
This young pianist is impressive. Three albums released, all three amazing. Reviewed here.
Leif Ove Andsnes: The Beethoven Journey (Sony)
I’ve had the pleasure of hearing him live play nos. 2-4 and can confirm this gets pretty close to my idea on how these concertos should be played these days. I’ve previously written about it here.
Verdi: Aida – Pappano (Warner Classics)
As mentioned previously, I’m very happy we still get to see this kind of opera performance recorded these days.
So what are your albums of 2015?