I'll list these (and I did buy a lot
of stuff this year
A recording that sheds completely new light on Threni
, and IMHO (finally) cements the work's status as a true masterpiece.
These two count as one.
Excellent collection of Robert Craft
A bit of a nostalgia factor in this one (as a child, I owned excerpts on an Archiv produktion 45rpm disc), but in any event it is
a wonderful set.
Stunning performances of two profoundly beautiful late Nono
The Estudios sinfónicos
were one of Ginastera
's last major works that remained unrecorded, and receive an excellent performance here.
Honorable mention:Don Giovanni
in the grand old manner...an enthralling performance with excellent solosists!