Jeremy Eichler's 10 Best of 2008

Daniel Barenboim, Jeremy Denk, Alisa Weilerstein
Boston Globe

Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Levine, conductor. Berlioz's "Trojans." At Tanglewood.


BSO, Daniel Barenboim, piano; James Levine, conductor. Music of Schubert, Beethoven, Elliott Carter, and Stravinsky. At Symphony Hall.

Festival of Contemporary Music, Tanglewood Music Center, devoted to the works of Elliott Carter. At Ozawa Hall.

Jeremy Denk, piano. Music of Beethoven and Ives. At the Gardner Museum.

Tashi. Performance of Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time." At Paine Hall, Harvard University.

Alisa Weilerstein, cello. Boston recital debut, presented by Celebrity Series of Boston. At Jordan Hall.

A trio of modern operas at the Met (John Adams's "Doctor Atomic," Philip Glass's "Satyagraha," Britten's "Peter Grimes").

Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music. At the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Jack Quartet. Music of Helmut Lachenmann. At Goethe Institut of Boston.

Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music, Craig Smith Memorial Service. At Emmanuel Church.