If there’s any reminder that new avenues for music appreciation continue to grow through the wide world of classical music, it’s the many year-end lists of best music releases like that of the New York Times[caption id="attachment_431216" align="alignright" width="175" caption="Eighth Blackbird"][/caption]

If there’s any reminder that new avenues for music appreciation continue to grow through the wide world of classical music, it’s the many year-end lists of best music releases like that of the New York Times.  Stars young and old pop up here here in fresh interpretations of timeless classics like Shostakovich’s 7th and more recent offerings like Luigi Nono’s “La Lontanan Nostalgica Utopica Futura.” Of particular note is contemporary ensemble Eighth Blackbird, whose album Meanwhiletreks through the works of Philippe Hurel, Philip Glass, and more. Great fodder for to inspire young musical careers…

Find the complete NYT Best-of list here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/arts/music/the-best-classical-music-recordings-of-2012.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1356555790-Ku1tB9yR6+RDmGfz0XF7mw&


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