Gramophone Awards unveil winners

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013Sir Mark Elder and Jonas Kaufmann are among the winners of this year’s Gramophone Awards.

The winners will be presented with their awards at a special event at LSO St Luke’s on 17 September.

According to organisers, the winners were chosen from an initial list of over 800 and voted for by specialist critics.

James Jolly, editor-in-chief of Gramophone, told Classic FM news: ‘These 11 category recordings honour the most outstanding international releases of the past year and have been chosen through a gruelling process of listening and judging by Gramophone’s expert critics who have narrowed the list down from more than 800 new releases. If music lovers are looking for the best of the best, than these are the ones to buy.’

Winners of other categories including recording of the year, artist of the year, young artist of the year, label of the year and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced at the event in September.

The full list of winners is below:

Baroque Instrumental
…pour passer la mélancolie
Froberger, D’Anglebert, Fischer, Couperin, Clérambault, Muffat Keyboard Works. Andreas Staier
[Harmonia Mundi HMC90 2143]

Baroque Vocal
Bach Motets. Monteverdi Choir / Sir John Eliot Gardiner
[SDG SDG716]

Chamber
Bartók Sonatas for Violin and Piano, 1 & 2; Sonata for Solo Violin.
Barnabás Kelemen, Zoltán Kocsis
[Hungaroton HSACD32515]

Choral
Elgar The Apostles.
Soloists; Hallé Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder
[Hallé CDHLD7534]

Concerto
Bartók, Eötvös, Ligeti Violin Concertos.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, HR-SO & Ensemble Modern / Peter Eötvös
[Naïve V5285]

Contemporary
Dutilleux Correspondances; Tout un Monde Lointain; The Shadows of Time. Barbara Hannigan, Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Esa-Pekka Salonen
[DG 479 1180]

Early
A New Venetian Coronation
Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh

Instrumental
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Prokofiev Visions fugitives, Five Sarcasms. Steven Osborne

Opera
Puccini Il Trittico. Soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Antonio Pappano (dir. Richard Jones)

Orchestral
Suk Prague; A Summer’s Tale. BBC Symphony Orchestra / Ji?í B?lohlávek

Vocal
Wagner Arias.
Jonas Kaufmann, Orch of the Deutsche Oper / Donald Runnicles