Picks of the Year: 1995

Each year at this time, as the compact disc continues to replace concert performance as the musical medium of consequence, it is mind-boggling to review the annual bounty of unknown treasures that have entered the discographic repertoire. Four of my five …

FLOYD: Susannah

FLOYD:┬áSusannah. Kent Nagano conducting; Cheryl Studer, soprano (Susannah Polk); Samuel Ramey, bassbaritone (Olin Blitch); Jerry Hadley, tenor (Sam Polk); Choeur et Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon. VIRGIN 7243 5 45039 2 [DDD]; two discs: 41:24, 53:13. Produced by Martin Sauer. …