Limelight critics look back on their top five favourite albums from the year just gone.
Paul Lewis p
Harmonia Mundi HMC902071
A performance to live with.
Double Concerto; Violin Concerto; Cello Concerto
Paul Watkins vc; Tasmin Little v; BBC SO/Sir Andrew Davis
Lovely music, sensitively done.
ECHOES OF PARIS
Music for Violin and Piano by Poulenc, Stravinsky, Debussy and Prokofiev
Augustin Hadelich v; Robert Kulek p
An exceptional recital.
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
Music by Stravinsky, Bartók, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Walton, Britten, Butterworth, Barber, Ives
Decca 4782759 (10 CDs)
Classic recordings by this great ensemble in their prime.
Works by Berlioz, Gounod, Franck, Bizet, Ravel, Faure, Saint-Saens, Chabrier, Roussel, Ropartz, Honegger, Magnard, Satie, Sauguet, Duruflé et al
EMI 37CDs 50999-906820-2-5
A comprehensive survey of French music, familiar and unfamiliar.
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