McEuen’s fascinating new book, “The Life I’ve Picked,” details his storied past and the innovative efforts he’s put forth with notable friends and on his own. Who better then to offer a list of indelible albums that leave a lingering influence?
…Finally, we get to Manfred Honeck’s Bruckner Fourth. Honeck features regularly among the ‘Year’s Best’ recordings I highlight: With his Shostakovich Fifth in 2017, his Richard Strauss potpourri in 2016) and this Bruckner Fourth very nearly made it into the “Best Classical Recordings of 2015” list. Honeck seems to like to come up with a concept along which he conducts music – to make, in a way