December 23, 2014
Listen to our Best of 2014 playlist on Spotify
Presenting the 2014 Best of Warner Classics & Erato (Classica Label of the Year) on Spotify.
We marveled at Joyce DiDonato's "creamy tones effortlessly whipped into endless, kaleidoscopic threads of melody" (The Sunday Times) on her Italian opera recital Stella di Napoli, which made several major Best of 2014 lists.
The extraordinary coloratura soprano Diana Damrau delivered her long-awaited first recording of Lucia di Lammemoor, while French Handel specialist Emmanuelle Haïm enlisted a stunning British cast of soloists for her highly-praised Messiah: "Their Hallelujah is magnificent...One of the most dramatic and exciting Messiahs in recent memory.” (The Sunday Times)
Catch up on these unmissable releases and discover the year's finest classical offerings in our Best of 2014 Spotify Playlist.
The year also brought two of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken at the famous Abbey Road studios: Herbert von Karajan's complete orchestral and choral recordings for EMI, painstakingly remastered over 100 CDs for the 25th anniversary of the maestro's death; and the most talked about boxed set of the year: the Maria Callas Remastered Edition.
Wishing you a tuneful holiday season ready for all the musical surprises coming up in 2015!