New York Magazine

THE TEN BEST CLASSICAL PERFORMANCES of the Year

1. Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich at Zankel Hall

1. Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich at Zankel Hall

We’re in a golden age of Oliver Messiaen. The French composer, whose life spanned nearly the entire 20th century, nurtured enough acolytes to ensure that his sound world would continue long after he was gone. A master of the immense orchestra, Messiaen could also pack a whole cosmos into piano music.

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