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New Classical Tracks: Most coveted releases of 2022

Violinist Itamar Zorman conceptualized his latest recording during the pandemic.Jiyang Chen


New Classical Tracks - Itamar Zorman: Most coveted release of 2022

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December 27, 2022

We love sharing the most exciting new recordings on New Classical Tracks every year. When you enter our weekly CD giveaways, you show us how excited you are about these recordings, too. Here are the 10 most coveted new releases of 2022, based on your giveaway entries.

Top 10 most coveted releases of 2022

1. Itamar Zorman — Violin Odyssey (First Hand)

Itamar Zorman — Violin Odyssey
Itamar Zorman — Violin Odyssey
First Hand

Topping the chart is Itamar Zorman's Violin Odyssey, featuring Ieva Jokubaviciute and Kwan Yi on piano. The idea for Violin Odyssey started during the pandemic when Zorman wanted to focus on repertoire from lesser know composers. This release celebrates the violin with music from around the world.

2. Marc-André Hamelin – William Bolcom: The Complete Rags (Hyperion)

Marc-André Hamelin – William Bolcom: The Complete Rags
Marc-André Hamelin – William Bolcom: The Complete Rags
Hyperion

3. Frederic Hand — Across Time (New Focus Recordings)

Frederic Hand — Across Time
Frederic Hand — Across Time
New Focus Recordings

4. Aznavoorian Duo — Gems From Armenia (Cedille)

Aznavoorian Duo — Gems From Armenia
Aznavoorian Duo — Gems From Armenia
Cedille

5. Lara Downes — Reflections: Scott Joplin Reconsidered (Rising Sun Music)

Lara Downes — Reflections: Scott Joplin Reconsidered
Lara Downes — Reflections: Scott Joplin Reconsidered
Rising Sun Music

6. Anthony McGill and Gloria Chien — Here With You (Cedille)

Anthony McGill and Gloria Chien — Here With You
Anthony McGill and Gloria Chien — Here With You
Cedille

7. Víkingur Ólafsson  Mozart and Contemporaries (DG)

Víkingur Ólafsson — Mozart and Contemporaries
Víkingur Ólafsson — Mozart and Contemporaries
Deutsche Grammophon

8. Johnny Gandelsman — This Is America – An Anthology 2020-2021 (In a Circle Records)

Johnny Gandelsman — This Is America – An Anthology 2020-2021
Johnny Gandelsman — This Is America – An Anthology 2020-2021
In a Circle Records

9. (3-way-tie) Alisa Weilerstein/Inon Barnatan — Beethoven Cello Sonatas (Pentatone)

Alisa Weilerstein/Inon Barnatan — Beethoven Cello Sonatas
Alisa Weilerstein/Inon Barnatan — Beethoven Cello Sonatas
Pentatone

9. (3-way-tie) Simone Dinnerstein — Undersong (Orange Mountain Music)

Simone Dinnerstein — Undersong
Simone Dinnerstein — Undersong
Orange Mountain Music

9. (3-way-tie) Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà — Elle (Analekta)

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà — Elle
Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà — Elle
Analekta