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.

Orest Soltykevych

Host, Saturday Breakfast

 

Orest’s Top Album

 

Bach – Magnificats, Arcangelo / Jonathan Cohen

2 For Glenn Gould, Stewart Goodyear

3 Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Rachel Podger, violin / Brecon Baroque

4 Prokofiev for Two, Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan

5 Mozart – Piano Quartets, Daniel Barenboim / Michael Barenboim / Yulia Deyneka / Kian Soltani

6 Schubert – Piano Sonata D960; 4 Impromptus, Marc-André Hamelin

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

8 Walton – Viola Concerto, James Ehnes / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Edward Gardner

9 Schumann – Cello Concerto, Gabriel Schwabe / Royal Northern Sinfonia / Lars Vogt

10 Bruch; Elgar – Violin Concertos, Rachel Barton Pine / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Litton

 

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