Year in Review Mark Swed’s best classical moments of 2014

Mark Swed, LA Times 12/19/2014

Mining music with a little help from video and film: Julia Wolfe’s “Anthracite Fields,” part of the New York Philharmonic’s first biennial of new music, proved an unforgettably haunting, harrowing evocation of the plight of Pennsylvania’s coal miners, incorporating many musical styles and effectively shadowy visuals. 

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