The classical music critics of The Times pick the best recordings of 2014, from orchestral explosions to intimate songs.
11:00 PM Bramwell Tovey, conductor Baba Skride, violin MENDELSSOHN “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Suite BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 STRAUSS, R. “Don Juan” ENESCU “Romanian Rhapsody” No. 1
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A program called “Requiem for the 20th Century” at Carnegie Hall offers an antidote to festive cheer.
11:00 PM Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Soloists: Nadine Sierra, soprano Mozart: excerpts from Zaide K.344 Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in e minor Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E-flat major
At 18, Stephen Waarts takes on a daunting program of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 8 at Merkin Concert Hall.
A Monty Python sensibility permeates “The Messiah” in a comic oratorio based on the film “Life of Brian,” at Carnegie Hall.
11:00 PM Charles Dutoit, conductor Dukas: La Peri, Fanfare and poemedanse Connesson: pour sortir au jour (Mathieu Dufour,flute) Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 (Paul Jacobs,organ) Williams: Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham, violin; John Williams, conductor) Poulenc: Gloria (Bernard Haitink, conductor)
11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloists: Julianna De Giacomo, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Shenyang, bass; Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus; Kent Tritle,director Turnage: Frieze Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Christoph von Dohnanyi conducted the New York Philharmonic in works by Dvorak at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.