The New York Times selected the year’s most notable CD’s

In the annual year-end list of best classical Cds of the year, Music Editor JAMES OESTREICH chooses 2 Harmonia Mundi titles from his list of 5.  

Rachmaninov All Night Vigil
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Paul Hillier

  “Everything Paul Hillier touches turns to choral gold”

Otherwise known as Rachmaninov’s Vespers, for its first section. Everything Paul Hillier touches turns to choral gold (as used to be the case with Robert Shaw, who also recorded this glorious work beautifully, late in his career). The Estonian choir, complete with the requisite Slavic-style deep
basses, gives Mr. Hillier its all.