Editors' Choice 2022 – our favourite albums of the year

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Nine recordings that have given our editors the most pleasure this year

As is traditional, Gramophone's reviewers have named their favourite recordings of the year (in the December issue and online). Now Gramophone's Editor, Martin Cullingford, Reviews Editor, Tim Parry, and Editor-in-Chief, James Jolly, each nominate three albums that they've enjoyed over the past 12 months.

Martin's Choice

Mahler Symphony No 4 Sabine Devieilhe; Les Siècles / François-Xavier Roth (Harmonia Mundi)

'Eden' Joyce DiDonato; Il Pomo d'Oro / Maxim Emelyanychev (Erato)

'The Psalms' Choir of St John's College, Cambridge / Andrew Nethsingha (Signum)

Tim's Choice

Paul Paray – the Mercury Masters Vol 2'  Detroit SO / Paul Paray (Eloquence) Listen to a podcast about Paul Paray with Rob Cowan

Beethoven/Liszt Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Eroica'. Mozart/Alkan Piano Concerto No 22 in D minor, K466 Paul Wee (BIS) 

Sibelius Complete Symphonies Oslo PO / Klaus Mäkelä (Decca)

James's Choice

R Strauss Salome – Dance of the Seven Veils; Final scene. Orchestral songs. Le bourgeois gentilhomme suite Jessye Norman; London PO / Klaus Tennstedt (LPO)

'Estonian Premieres' Estonian Festival Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (Alpha)

Fauré Complete songs Cyrille Dubois; Tristan Raës (Aparté) Listen to a podcast with Cyrille Dubois

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