Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Gramophone Classical Music Awards - Winners 2013

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013
The Gramophone Magazine has announced the award winners in the 11 main categories. Tenor Jonas Kaufman's disc of Wagner arias with Donald Runnicles and the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper on Decca has topped the Vocal category, whilst the Royal Opera House's DVD Richard Jones's production of Puccini's Il Trittico with Antonio Pappano on Opus Arte is the Opera category winner. Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players re-visiting of their Venetian Coronation programme on Signum is top of the Early Music category, whilst John Eliot Gardiner's disc of Bach motets with the Monteverdi Choir is the Baroque Vocal category winner and Mark Elder's account of Elgar's The Apostles with the Halle on their own label is the Choral category winner. Barbara Hannigan's disc of music by Henri Dutilleux with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Esa Pekka-Salonen on DG is the Contemporary category winner. The awards have been announced in advance of the ceremony on 17 September, which is dedicated to the memory of Sir Colin Davis. Full information from the Gramophone Awards website.

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