Saturday, October 3, 2009

2009 Classic FM Gramophone Awards: Angela&Jonas, Bryn, Kožená, Finley, Schønwandt etc

Harry Christophers of The Sixteen

In a ceremony that took place at London's Dorchester Hotel, the winners of the 2009 Classic FM Gramophone Awards were announced.

Among them

(beating names like Dudamel, Damrau, Connolly, Jacobs, Terfel etc.)


BAROQUE VOCAL Handel: Coronation Anthems etc The Sixteen/Harry Christophers


YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR Yuja Wang (Deutsche Grammophon)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Sony BMG & Warner)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT Bernard Coutaz - the founder and still president of Harmonia Mundi

BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL Purcell: Complete Fantazias - Fretwork (Harmonia Mundi)

CHAMBER Debussy, Fauré, Ravel: String Quartets - Quatuor Ebène (EMI)

CHORAL Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius- Alice Coote, Paul Groves, Bryn Terfel; Hallé/Sir Mark Elder (Hallé)

CONCERTO Britten: Piano Concerto Steven Osborne; BBC Scottish SO/llan Volkov (Hyperion)

CONTEMPORARY Various composers: The NMC Songbook Various artists (NMC)

DVD Wagner: The Copenhagen Ring Royal Danish Opera/ Michael Schønwandt

EARLY MUSIC Various composers: Song of Songs - Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi)

EDITOR’S CHOICE Beethoven: Diabelli Variations - Stephen Kovacevich (Onyx)

HISTORIC ARCHIVE Berlioz: Les Troyens Royal Opera House/Rafael Kubelik (Testament)

HISTORIC REISSUE Various: Composers in Person (EMI)

INSTRUMENTAL Debussy: Complete Works for Piano Vol 4 - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Chandos)

OPERA Puccini: Madama Butterfly- Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Shkosa/ Santa Cecilia/Antonio Pappano (EMI)

ORCHESTRAL Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Petrenko (Naxos)

RECITAL Martinů: Three fragments from Juliette- Magdalena Kožená; Czech Philharmonic/Sir Charles Mackerras (Supraphon)

SOLO VOCAL Schumann: Dichterliebe Gerald Finley/Julius Drake (Hyperion)

CLASSIC FM INNOVATION Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni –THE SUN offer


(Streetwise Opera gives homeless and formerly homeless people opportunities to further their personal development through music, with a weekly music Workshop Programme in 11 homeless centres around the country and an annual production. Prime Minister Gordon Brown declared Streetwise to be “one of the most innovative charities of the decade”.)


Anonymous said...

Βρωμάει Βρετανίλα ή εμένα μου φαίνεται;

Parsifal said...

Δε θα το έθετα έτσι ακριβώς αλλά σίγουρα υπάρχει μια κλίση (και εύλογα) προς τους βρετανούς καλλιτέχνες κ τους βρετανούς συνθέτες. Αλλά από την άλλη βλέπεις να βραβεύουν και πολύ σημαντικές μορφές όπως τον Coutaz. Anyway, τα βραβεία κ οι υποψηφιότητες πάντα μου κινούσαν το ενδιαφέρον.

Σάρα said...

Καλά, ξέρουμε από τώρα ποιος θα πάρει το βραβείο για καλύτερο άλμπουμ: η Bartoli με τους καστράτους.

Dina said...

Bartoli, the obsessed. LOL.
She is the victim of her mom's ambitions.
Obsessed not only with her voice , but money above all.

Parsifal said...

I really cannot figure out how this came to be a Bartoli-oriented post. However I'm pretty sure that if Bartoli is the winner of the 2010 Gramophone, Echo Klassik, Grammy, whateva for Best Record, she will be totally worth it (once again).

Anonymous said...

Madama Butter-fly flew away from Mr Alagna and is trying to be happy in the high mountains of Vlad Tepes, the Dracula of the Karpathians.
Jonas beware of her bites!