AllMusic 2015 Year In Review
Favorite Classical Instrumental Albums - From the works of the great masters to modern pieces from contemporary composers, these were our editors' favorite classical albums of the year, sans vocals.
Schiff adds a new expressive vocabulary that carries nothing of the somewhat reluctant tone players of modern instruments often bring to historical-instrument performances.
Filament is eighth blackbird's 2015 release, featuring electrifying chamber works by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Son Lux, and Philip Glass.
This fine recital is held together by the music of Ravel, the launching point for the other three composers featured.
Iannis Xenakis: IX
Kuniko Kato performs Xenakis' solo percussion works, Pléïades and Rebonds, which are a test of her dexterity, speed, and stamina.
Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas offers fresh and satisfying performances of music from the New World.
Yuja Wang is best known for playing Russian piano concertos, but her all-French album reveals her talents in a different light.