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Best of 2020 new releases

Several Maestro Arts musicians have been cited in 'Recordings of the Year' lists for 2020, with François-Xavier Roth included for five different albums with three different orchestras.

His recording of Debussy and Ravel with London Symphony Orchestra was in The Sunday Times list of best classical albums, which also included Pavel Kolesnikov's new recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations.

BBC Music Magazine listed Roth's recording of Schumann's Symphonies Nos.1 and 4 with Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne in its Best Classical Music Albums of 2020, as well as Paul Lewis's recording of Beethoven's Bagatelles.

Presto Music cited Roth's recording of Beethoven and Gossec with Les Siècles as one of its top ten albums of the year, which also included Marc-André Hamelin's recording of Liszt and Thalberg. Both releases are available with a special discount when bought through Presto.

Canada's Le Devoir has included Roth's release of Saint-Saëns's opera Le timbre d’argent in its top ten for the year, as well as Kolesnikov's Bach.

The Guardian included Roth's Ravel and Mussorgsky with Les Siècles and Kolesnikov's Bach in its top ten classical recordings of 2020.

Gramophone magazine's Recordings of the Year awarded Veress's Trio with Lawrence Power in the chamber music category. Their shortlist also included Hamelin with both Dohnanyí Piano Quintets and Feinberg Piano Sonatas, Roth and Les Siècles with Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Topi Lehtipuu in Eötvös.

The New York Times selected Rebecca Saunders' Still, conducted by Ilan Volkov, as one of its 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020.

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