Great CDs of our Time


  • John Rutter’s Requiem is perhaps one of the most hauntingly beautiful
    pieces of music I’ve ever heard. If you think contemporary classical music is limited
    to 12-note scales and prepared pianos, try this
    CD
    for an experience that will leave you wanting more (review).
    How do Naxos manage it for the price?
  • For something a little more exotic, try one of Anoushka
    Shankar
    ‘s albums. Anoushka is daughter of the famous sitar player Ravi
    Shankar
    , and follows closely in her father’s footsteps. Interestingly, she
    is half-sister of Norah Jones, who while
    less prolific in terms of output is far more famous. This
    one
    is a particular favourite of mine.