Top 5 classical music albums of 2012
written by Robert Rowat and Michael Morreale
A recent letter to the editor of The New York Times asked the question, "Is classical music dying?" The ensuing online dialogue among readers was not too encouraging, drawing attention to the financial difficulties facing many orchestras today, and the slow death of the classical music recording industry.
But one contributor to that discussion pointed out, "Classical music is not dead; it’s not even resting. The classical world is evolving." If this year's releases are any indication, what hasn't killed the classical music recording industry may be making it stronger.
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