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Anne-Sophie Mutter - John Williams 'Across the Stars' makes 105.9:WQXR 'Best Classical Recordings of 2019'

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As a decade that has brought its fair share of ups and downs comes to a close, it's hard to be anything but amazed by one enormous plus: the sheer volume of exceptional new classical recordings that hit the shelves in the 2010s. The last year has been a fitting culmination, chock-full of brilliant reinterpretations of old favorites and bold ventures into new musical frontiers. Here are our favorites of 2019.

Across the Stars - Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin, The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles, John Williams, conductor

Mutter and Williams met at Tanglewood a few years ago and became fast friends. The composer, now 87 and showing no signs of slowing, created these special arrangements of his finest silver screen moments for their first album-length collaboration. Mutter plays with her customary mix of grit and conviction, wringing drama out of every note. 

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