NPR logo

NPR Classical's Best Albums Of The Year (So Far)

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137197287/137223345" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
NPR Classical's Best Albums Of The Year (So Far)

NPR Classical's Best Albums Of The Year (So Far)

NPR Classical's Best Albums Of The Year (So Far)

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137197287/137223345" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

One of our favorite albums so far this year is by violinist and composer Todd Reynolds. Mark Kingsley/Innova records hide caption

toggle caption Mark Kingsley/Innova records

In our relentless quest to tabulate, rank and arrange everything in tidy little lists, we compulsive staffers at NPR Music have devised both a multi-genre collection of our favorite 25 records of the year (so far) and a giant ballot where you can cast votes for your own.

Here in the expansive classical music wing (in other words, Tom and Anastasia's desks) we formulated our own list. We fought over a number of titles and probably missed quite a few more — which is where you come in.

Below you can see our favorites (some of which you can hear on our NPR Music Top 25 list and in our audio discussion above). What about yours? In the comments section, tell us about the classical records you've enjoyed most so far in 2011.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.