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NYPhil: Julia Wolfe - 'Fire in my mouth' 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.

Julia Wolfe: Fire in my mouth - New York Philharmonic, Young People's Chorus of New York City, Jaap Van Zweden, conductor

The January premiere of Wolfe's Fire in my mouth, a distressing, yet poignant memorial to the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, was an undeniable highlight of last year's New York Philharmonic season. Wolfe's jagged writing is perfectly tailored to the hard-nosed style they've achieved under second-year Music Director Jaap van Zweden.  

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