The Ten Best Modern Classical Albums to Own on Vinyl

This week I got to had some fun over at Vinyl Me, Please. I looked at ten crucial classical releases to add to your record collection. With vinyl in the ascendance its vitally important you rep for great (modern) classical music.

Here’s the short list, with handy links to buy any and all:

  1. Hélène Grimaud, Water
  2. Uri Caine, Gustav Mahler, Primal Light
  3. Kronos Quartet, Bryce Dessner, Aheym
  4. SO Percussion, Bobby Previte, Terminals
  5. Colin Stetson, Henryk Górecki, Sorrow
  6. Nils Frahm, Solo
  7. Max Richter, Vivaldi, Recomposed
  8. Steve Reich, Four Organs / Phrase Patterns
  9. Marek Zebrowski, David Lynch, Polish Night Music
  10. Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott, Chopin Project

Make sure to click over to the site to read my reasoning behind each pick.



WQXR shows us what a useful classical music app might look like

The vast majority of classical music apps are hot garbage. Every major symphony has one, as do classical radio stations. Most are designed by the same outfit (not going to name them, but I should). It’s a mystery who they’re designed for, or why they bothered in the first place.

That’s not the case with the WQXR app.