New York Times: The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2019
Hear our critics’ favorites, crossing six centuries, compiled over a year of listening.
December 12, 2019 By Anthony Tommasini, Zachary Woolfe, Joshua Barone, Seth Colter Walls and David Allen Read Full Article
This list of our critics’ favorite albums of the year, each represented by a single track, is a lot like the classical music scene: It might seem at first to be dominated by standards — alphabetical order, alas — but quickly reveals rarer treasures, from overlooked centuries-old works to fresh experiments. Enjoy.
Du Yun: ‘Give Me Back My Fingerprints’
“Limitless”; Jennifer Koh, violin (Cedille)
Part of Ms. Koh’s double-disc project of collaborations with composers who also perform alongside her, this piece rises from quietly uneasy to rabid and raw, then back again. Violin lines emerge, as if from far away, to mingle with Ms. Du’s earthy, murmuring, sometimes choking voice. Z.W.