My last album of the year is a five-star

My last album of the year is a five-star


norman lebrecht

December 23, 2013

Shuffling down the pile of review copies as the last deadlines of 2013 draw near, I never quite know what’s going to tweak my ear. All the big names have been and gone – either into print, or into the bin – and what remains veers from the quirky to the wild to the shamelessly self-promotional.

I put on the present set, fearing it would send me to sleep. An hour later, I was still on the edge of my seat.

Guess what? Guess who?


paert lacitta

Read the review here.


photo (c) Roberto Masotti


  • richardcarlisle says:

    For me Spiegel im Spiegel is most magically presented with a violin-piano duet suggesting raindrops refreshingly dripping from a roof edge, glistening in new sunlight following a vigorous rain.

    • richardcarlisle says:

      I know it’s supposedly a study in complex mirror reflections but that simply somehow doesn’t work– not for me, not at all.

  • For me there is but one winner; Hilary Hahn, “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores” This young woman takes me places I’ve never been before.