Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013

Awards logoThe Gramophone Classical Music Awards are always something to look forward to and this year’s awards presents another stunning line up of recordings for music lovers to celebrate. From an initial pool of 700 recordings, just 15 were chosen as winners of the various categories.

Auckland Libraries has all of these award winning recordings available on CD and they are well worth listening to! Some will be new discoveries for you, others are old favourites reinvented. Check out the full list after the jump and enjoy!

Recording of the year:
Bartok violin concerto No.2, Ligeti violin Concerto, Eotvos seven
Patricia Kopatchinskaja plays a thrilling sequence of concertos by Hungarian composers from three generations

Artist of the Year:
Alison Balsom
Variety is what Alison Balsom does best – and her public love her for it voting her Artist of the Year

Young Artist of the Year:
Jan Lisiecki
Still in his teens, Lisiecki is a young pianist with a musical voice that belies his age

Lifetime Achievement:
Julian Bream

Early Music:
A new Venetian Coronation 1595
Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort & Players

Baroque Instrumental:
"..Pour passer la melancolie" Andreas Staier

Baroque Vocal:
JS Bach motets
John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir

Bartok violin sonatas nos 1 & 2; solo violin sonata
Barnabas Kelemen and Zoltan Kocsis

Elgar "The apostles"
Sir Mark Elder and the Halle choir , youth choir and orchestra with soloists

Mussorgsky " Pictures at an exhibition" 
Steven Osborne

Puccini "Il Trittico"
Sir Antonio Pappano, DVD

Suk "Prague. A Summers tale"
Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC  Symphony Orchestra

Wagner Arias
Jonas Kaufmann

Dutilleux "Correspondances"

Barbara Hannigan, Esa -Pekka Salonen, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra

see the Gramphone Awards webpage for further information

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