Lara Downes - Holes in the Sky makes 105.9:WQXR 'Best Classical Recordings of 2019'
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.
Joined by a star-studded group of guests including pianist Simone Dinnerstein, singers Rhiannon Giddens (of Aria Code fame!) and Judy Collins, and violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Downes weaves together this fascinatingly curated program of miniatures by 20th- and 21st-century women with glistening musicality and poise.