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Four Times “Best of 2017”!

Happy New Year from all of us at Channel Classics!

These four reviews for ‘Best of 2017 Albums’ make for a great way to end the year 2017 and start the new year 2018 with lots of energy and excitement!

Iván Fischer & BFO: Mahler’s Third Symphony

Iván Fischer​ & Budapest Festival Orchestra​: Mahler – Symphony No. 3
-> The New York Times​: Best 25 Classical Recordings of 2017
-> Sunday Times​: 100 Best Albums of the Year 2017 (Genre Wide! ?)
-> Bay Area Reporter: The Year’s Best Classical Recordings

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Dragon Quartet: Dvorak & Schubert String Quartets

Dragon Quartet (Ning Feng, Li-Wei Qin, Wang Xiaowao, WenXiao Zheng): Dvorak & Schubert
-> Audiophile Audition: Best 10 Classical Albums 2017

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It’s raining prestigious Awards for Rachel Podger and Iván Fischer

Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque’s Grandissima Gravita 

Gramophone: Editor’s Choice, Dec 2017: “faultlessly performed, this is a listening experience of unbridled pleasure. An exceptional album.”
BBC Music Magazine: Chamber Choice, Dec 2017: “Even the humblest of cello lines is elevated beyond functionality into something expressive and integral to the overall effect. Bewitching.”
Asahi, Japan’s leading newspaper, Dec 2017: The best of the 8 Best Classical CDs of the Month

Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra’s Mahler: Symphony No. 3 

The 55th Record Academy Award, Japan, Dec 2017: Winner in the category of Best Sound Recording
The Sunday Times 100 Best Albums of the Year 2017
(Genre Wide!):Mahler’s epic symphony gets a deeply felt reading.”