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Mark Antonelli: My Essential Albums 2018

Essentials List


Every year, we ask our CKUA hosts, Alberta artists and others in the music community to submit their picks for the must-have albums of the year. For 2018, more that 45 people responded with their top ten lists. We’ve put them together and crunched the numbers to create our massive 30 Essential Albums list.

We also wanted to highlight the individual lists made by our jurors. You can find links to everyone who submitted and their own personal top ten lists on our Essentials Jury page.


Mark Antonelli

Host, Classic Examples / Bel Musica


Mark’s Top Album


Vaughan Williams – Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi, Toronto Symphony / Peter Oundjian

2 Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos, Vincent Lauzer / Arion Baroque Orchestra

3 Mirror In Mirror, Anne Akiko Meyers

4 Motherland, David Aaron Carpenter, viola / London Philharmonic Orchestra

5 Srul Irving Glick: Suites Hebraiques, James Campbell / Angela Park / Cameron Crozman

6 Destination Rachmaninov: Departure, Alejandro EsDaniil Trifonov, piano / Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nezet-Seguincovedo

7 Mozart In London, The Mozartists / Ian Page

8 Baika, Nemanja Radulovic, violin / Double Sens

9 Hilary Hahn Plays Bach, Hilary Hahn, solo violin

10 Adagietto, Mischa Maisky, cello / Lily Maisky, piano



Jump To A Juror’s List

Allison Brock // Amy van Keeken // Andy Donnelly // Anna Somerville // Arianne Smith-Piquette // Baba //Bob Chelmick // Cam Hayden // Cathy Ennis // Celeigh Cardinal // Cindy McLeod // Colleen Brown // Darcy Whiteside // David Ward // Deb Rasmussen // Dianne Donovan // Erin Ross // Grant Stovel // Hayley Muir // Jason Troock // Jason Valleau // Jenie Thai // Kaely Cormack // Keri Rak // Kerry Clarke // Kodi Hutchinson // Kris Harper // Lark Clark // Leeroy Stagger // Leo Cripps // Lionel Rault // Lisa Wilton // Mariel Buckley // Mark Antonelli // Matt Masters // Meg Wilcox // Orest Soltykevych // Oskar Zybart // Rich Taylor // Sammy Jean // Shaela Miller // Terry David Mulligan // Tom Coxworth // Tony King