Every December, classical music critics from papers across the world pick their highlights of the year, from best performances to best recordings. It’s heartening to see so many Askonas Holt artists appearing in critics’ picks from The Observer, The New York Times and more.
Below is a round-up of just a few of this year’s ‘best classical’ articles.
“It’s just there. The ending is mayhem, the most cacophonous writing in any of the quartets. At the beginning of the coda you have this rustic, folky writing, and then after the squiggly semiquavers there’s a crescendo, it goes into fourths and ninths and becomes basically unintelligible to someone listening for the first time. But it’s our job to make it clear.”