Best of the Year Archive

Best of the Year Discs for 2014

Best of the Year Discs for 2014

* = The 12 Multichannel Discs of the Month, all in Classical CLASSICAL (incl. HI-RES), CLASSICAL REISSUES, CLASSICAL VINYL & PURE AUDIO BLU-RAY JOHN ADAMS: The Gospel According to the Other Mary – DGG 479 2243 * The Argentinian Album – Works of PIAZZOLLA, GINASTERA, GOLIJOV – Amsterdam Sinfonietta – Channel Classics CCS SA 33014 […]

Home Page for October 2013

Home Page for October 2013

Our October drawing/giveaway is unusual: We are awarding seven 180-gram double-disc audiophile vinyl jazz albums to seven AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers. The albums are all from Mack Avenue Records’ new vinyl release program: Albums (shown above) from: Christian McBride (2), Gary Burton, Kenny Garrett, Stanley Jordan, Kevin Eubanks and Yellowjackets. One album at random to each […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2011

CLASSICAL, Incl. HI-RES, CLASSICAL REISSUE & VINYL LEE ACTOR: Concerto for Alto Sax and Orch. – Debra Richtmeyer, alto sax/Slovak Nat. Sym. Orch./Kirk Trevor; Dance Rhapsody; Celebration Ov. – Slovak Nat. Sym. Orch./Trevor (Con. for Horn & Orch.) – Navona NV5848 JOHN ADAMS: Son of Chamber Symphony, String Quartet – St. Lawrence String Q. – […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2010

CLASSICAL, incl. Hi-Res, LPs & Classical Reissues THOMAS ADES: Tevot; Violin Concerto; Three Studies from Couperin; Dances from Powder Her Face – Anthony Marwood, violin/ Berlin Philharmonic/Rattle /Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Ades & National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain/Daniel – EMI Geza Anda, piano = HAYDN: Sonata in F Major, Hob.XVI:23; SCHUMANN: Symphonic Etudes; Carnaval; RAVEL: […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2008

CLASSICAL, incl. Hi-Res & Reissues JOHN ADAMS: A Flowering Tree – Soloists/Schola Contorum Caracas/ London Symphony Orchestra/ John Adams – Nonesuch 327100, (2 CDs) “Air” – Music of DEBUSSY & TAKEMITSU for Harp, Flute, and Strings – Telarc CD-80694 ALKAN & CHOPIN: Cello Sonatas – Gerhardt and Osborne – Hyperion CDA67624 An American Journey = […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2007

CLASSICAL, incl. Hi-Res & Reissues BACH: Six Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo – Lara St. John, violin – Ancalagon Records Multichannel SACD AR 132 (2 discs) BACH: St. John Passion – Soloists/ Rheinische Kantorei/ Das Kleine Konzert/ Hermann Max, conductor – CPO Multichannel SACD 777091-2 (2 discs) BACH: The Goldberg Variations – Glenn Gould’s […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2006

Classical/Hi-Res/Reissues/Jazz/Pop/DualDiscs ALBENIZ-FRÜHBECK DE BERGOS: Suite Española – New Philharmonia/ Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos – Decca/First Impression Music xrcd24 FIM XR24 068 “Angel Dances” – The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, with guests Jocelyn B. Smith, Markus Stockhausen & Members of the Berlin Radio Choir – EMI Classics 94635 70302 3 Marta Argerich and Friends: […]

Best of the Year Discs for 2005

Classical/Reissues/Jazz/Pop (incl. Hi-Res Formats) Back to Archives Index This is our 21st annual Best of the Year list (!) and as usual, we make no definitive claims for the list. It is predicated on the personal tastes of all our contributors and also on what was available to us, but with an equal emphasis on […]