Music: Best of '84: Music

Classical

GEORGE ANTHEIL. LA FEMME 100 TETES (CRI). Pianist David Albee plays 45 wildly inventive preludes (1933) by the bad boy of American music.

BACH. THE UNACCOMPANIED CELLO SUITES (CBS Masterworks). Patrician readings by Yo-Yo Ma of the cello literature's most challenging test.

BRAHMS: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 (Deutsche Grammophon). Krystian Zimerman and Leonard Bernstein give the ferocious concerto a lofty performance.

MOZART: REQUIEM (L'OISEAU-LYRE). Christopher Hogwood fervently leads Musicologist Richard Maunder's new edition of the unfinished masterpiece.

ORFF: CARMINA BURANA (London). Conductor Riccardo Chailly gives Orff's Wheel of Fortune a lusty spin.

RACHMANINOFF: SYMPHONY NO. 2 (Angel). Simon Rattle leads...

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