CD of the year for me has to be the double disc of Dvořák trios by these three! — as I said here, just wonderful. And the great reviews keep coming.
Over the year, I have posted some links to particularly delightful performances available as videos. For example
- Here is Beatrice Rana, playing Bach BWV 1052 with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
- More Bach, from the prodigiously gifted Noa Wildschut, plainly enjoying herself performing the E major Violin Concerto, BWV 1042.
- And here is Elisabeth Brauss and two members of the Halle playing Beethoven’s Gassenhauer Trio, again obviously enjoying themselves.
- Elisabeth and Noa now play together frequently (recently on a concert tour of Australia); but here they are a few years ago with Alexander Warenberg, playing Schubert’s first piano trio D. 898 — just stunning for players so young.
- And more Schubert, this time András Schiff playing one of my most favourite pieces, the late Drei Klavierstücke D 946.
- Then last but not least, a simply joyous performance of the Mendelssohn Octet, by Janine Jansen and some mostly young musicians.
Enjoy! And very best for 2024.