Wednesday, 10 April 2013

BBC Music Magazine Awards

Halle, Sir Mark Elder: Elgar - The Apostles; BBC Music Magazine Record of the Year
The BBC Music Magazine Awards were presented last night (9 April) at a ceremony at Kings Place. The Halle's live disc of Elgar's The Apostles with Rebecca Evans, Alice Coote, Paul Groves, Jacques Imbrailo, David Kempster and Brindley Sherratt conducted by Mark Elder, scooped both the Recording of the Year and the Choral Awards. The Opera Award went to the Early Opera company for their recording of Handel's  Alceste with Lucy Crowe, Benjamin Hulett and Andrew Foster-Williams conducted by Christian Curnyn. Angelika Kirschlager and Julius Drake's second volume of Liszt songs won the vocal award. Other winners included the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle (Orchestral and DVD), Trio Zimmerman (Chamber). Full details from the BBC Music Magazine Awards website.

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