Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ladies und Gentlemen, Welcome to the 2007 Annual Gramophone Awards!


Record of the Year

Brahms: Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2

Nelson Freire (piano)

Outstanding performances of rare depth and humanity by a soloist and conductor, and an orchestra, with a deep tradition in this music.

Artist of the Year - Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer

-Young Artist of the Year - Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko is the Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

-Lifetime Achievement - Montserrat Caballé (hooraaay!)



-Label of the Year - Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon

Record of the Year Category Winners

-Handel: Concerti Grossi

AAM, Richard Egarr

-Handel: Messiah (Dublin version)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

-Janacek, Haas: String Quartets

Pavel Haas Quartet

-Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle

"The prolonged hush from Berlin's sophisticated audience following the dying fall of the final notes in Berlin's Philharmonie spoke for itself.”

Paul Moor, Musical America

-Anderson: Alhambra Fantasy

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen

-Julian Bream: My Life in Music

-Byrd: Laudibus in Sanctis

The Cardinall’s Musick



-Wagner: Götterdämmerung

Joseph Keilberth, Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra

This is the last opera to be released on Testament of the first-ever stereo recording of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.


-Moeran: Symphony, Sinfonietta & Overture for a Masque

Sir Adrian Boult

-Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6

Steven Isserlis (cello)

-Rossini: Matilde di Shabran

Riccardo Frizza

"...driving the Pesaro audience bananas with his pinging high notes and thrilling volleys of coloratura"

The Times, London on Juan Diego Florez


-Prokofiev: The Complete Symphonies

LSO, Valery Gergiev

"Valery Gergiev is a born Prokofiev interpreter...he made the LSO sound like the ideal musicians for this repertoire."

The Guardian

-Simon Keenlyside - Tales of Opera

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmer

“In a league of his own” –

Sunday Telegraph



-Strauss, R: Lieder

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) & Helmut Deutsch (piano)

With the exception of the Heine setting, all the songs on the present CD date from the fertile period of composition of 1885-1900.




6 comments:

mahler76 said...

Tora emeis prepei na sholiasoume kati gia ta Miss Classiki mousiki Peloponisou?

mahler76 said...

Den vrisko oute ena logo na krakso, na grapso kati holeriasmeno kai dilitiriodes kai kakiasmeno. Na egina kalos anthropos apokleiete ara ehei provlima to post.

Parsifal said...

Δοξα τω Θεώ...Παντως εγω χάρηκα για Κίνλισάιντ και Κάουφμαν..Kαι για τη Ματίλντε που είναι αγαπημένη μου ηχογράφηση!!!

neco73 said...

Pistevo oti auti i ihografisi tou Rossini, einai oti kalitero ehei bgei toulahisto ta teleutaia 10 hronia. Spania Opera, idiofistatou Rossini kai erminia apo Florez (gia ton opoio mporo na po meta apo ayto oti omoios tou se Rossini kai Bel-Canto den ehoume akousei).

Simfono gia to likofos kai epauksano, i Fischer to aksize einai poli kali ermineutria kai harika poli to Concerto gia Violi tou Tchaikowski (mazi me tin erminia tou maestrou Kreisberg, opoy den ton ermineuse san na einai i 5 u 6i simfonia).

Fisika stirixan tous legomenous British me proto-proto to pragmatika ipodeestero germaniko Requiem tou Rattle (o germanikos romantismos den tou paei). Mia kai eimai olo kakies gia ton Rattle na to epaineso poli (ma para poli) gia tin pro ligon minon erminia tou se simfonies tou Haydn. Apolausi!

O Messias tou Handel ehei tin idiaiterothta ths 1is "original" silipsi tou Handel kai apo kei mono kerdise.

Parsifal said...

Thanks Neco73, excellent comment (nai loipon kyries k kyrioi, yparxoun an8rwpoi pou sxoliazoun k EPI tou thematos!)

Gloriana said...

O neco einai enas apo toys xtistes poy milaei politismena kai epi tis ousias. Xairetai kaneis na koybentiazei mazi toy.

Eimai xaroymeni poy o Simon moy brabeutike!!!