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It's been a fantastic year for classical music, but which albums have made our list of the best of 2012? Find out which records our presenters, producers and everyone else thought were the greatest of the year. Let the countdown commence!
1. And here it is! Perhaps it's fitting that the top spot in our albums of the year chart is a perfect mix of old and new... Taking one of the classical canon's most famous pieces, smashing it to bits and building it up again to make a new composition is not exactly a light challenge. But Max Richter, erstwhile contemporary-classical provocateur, has done exactly that - recontextualising The Four Seasons and turning it into something spectral and beautiful.
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