I 10 migliori dischi del 2008

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Published on: 4 January 2009

Alex Ross, stimato critico del New Yorker che mantiene il famoso blog The Rest is Noise (uno dei blog di musica classica più seguito del pianeta), ha pubblicato la sua opinione sulle 10 migliori incisioni  di musica classica del 2008.

Noto con piacere che ci sono anche parecchi dischi di contemporanea.

Crystal Tears”: songs of Dowland, Robert Johnson, Byrd, and others; Andreas Scholl, countertenor, Julian Behr, lute and Concerto di viole (Harmonia Mundi).

Schumann, “Dichterliebe” and other Heine Lieder; Gerald Finley, baritone, and Julius Drake, piano (Hyperion).

Heavenly Harmonies”: music of Tallis and Byrd; Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi).

Morton Feldman, “The Viola in My Life” (I-IV); Marek Konstantynowicz, viola, with Christian Eggen conducting the Cikada Ensemble and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (ECM).

Gods, Kings, and Demons”: René Pape, bass, with Sebastian Weigle conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden (Deutsche Grammophon).

Jonathan Harvey, “Body Mandala,” “Tranquil Abiding,” “Timepieces,” “White As Jasmine,” “…Towards a Pure Land”: Ilan Volkov and Stefan Solyom conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (NMC).

Hommage à Messiaen”: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano (Deutsche Grammophon).

John Adams, “Doctor Atomic”: Gerald Finley, baritone, with Lawrence Renes conducting the Netherlands Opera (Opus Arte DVD).

Chopin, Preludes, and pieces by Mompou: Alexandre Tharaud, piano (Harmonia Mundi).

Brahms and Schumann Lieder: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano, and Julius Drake, piano (Wigmore Hall Live).

Sempre di Alex Ross, ci sono anche le 10 migliori performance del 2008.

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