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The Gramophone Award winners for 2013 were announced August 27th. Released over the past 12 months, these outstanding recordings represent the best in their fields - drawn from an initial long list of over 800 recordings, which is reduced to a shortlist of 66 and voted for by Gramophone's specialist critics.

The Gramophone Awards conclude on September 17 at an event in London when the magazine announces their Recording of the Year, Artist of the Year, Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Award Winners:


BAROQUE INSTRUMENTAL

HMC902143
Harpsichord Recital: Staier, Andreas - FROBERGER, J.J. / ANGLEBERT, J.H. d` / FISCHER, J.C.F. / COUPERIN, L. (...pour passer la melancolie)

'Staier’s Froberger is played with a sure hand and a compelling sense of how to stretch the music’s almost verbal rhetoric to the limits of what the musical line can bear...' 



 
BAROQUE VOCAL

SDG716
BACH, J.S.: Motets, BWV 225-230 (Monteverdi Choir, Gardiner)

‘Gardiner challenges orthodoxy in how these a cappella holy grails are fundamentally signposted with persuasive passion and genuine zeal...’ 



 
CHORAL

CDHLD7534
ELGAR, E.: Apostles (The) (Halle Orchestra, Elder)

"Elder's interpretation evinces an idiomatic pliancy, sure dramatic instinct and iron grip..."



 
CONCERTO

V5285
BARTOK, B.: Violin Concerto No. 2 / EOTVOS, P.: Seven / LIGETI, G.: Violin Concerto (Kopatchinskaja, Eotvos)

‘Kopatchinskaja’s violin comes close to disintegrating under the force of her spectacular display and the final orchestral cut-off has never seemed more brutal...’ 



 
EARLY MUSIC

SIGCD287
NEW VENETIAN CORONATION (A) (1595)

‘McCreesh’s feel for the shifting colours of polychoral music was always firm but he finds extra variety here with greater use of solo voices...’ 



 
ORCHESTRAL

CHSA5109
SUK, J.: Prague / A Summer's Tale (BBC Symphony, Belohlavek)

‘Bĕlohlávek holds the tension in both pieces from the first bar to the last...’ 





Nominees:


AECD1217
BIRTWISTLE, H.: String Quartets (Complete) (Arditti String Quartet)
 
ALPHA602
FAURE, G.: Chamber Music (Quatuor Ebene, Le Sage)
 
AV2184
Choral Concert: Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford - BROWNE, J. / CORNYSH (II), W. / DAVY, R. (Choirs of Angels, Vol. 2)
 
CHSA5106
LUTOSLAWSKI, W.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 - Symphony No. 2 / Grave / Cello Concerto / Little Suite (Muzyka polska, Vol. 4) (BBC Symphony, Gardner)
 
COR16103
HANDEL, G.F.: Saul (The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, Christophers)
 
COR16106
PALESTRINA, G.P. da: Choral Music, Vol. 3 (The Sixteen, Christophers) - Stabat mater / Regina coeli / Missa Regina coeli
 
6.220621
HOLMBOE, V.: Chamber Symphonies (Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Storgards)
 
5099960257055
NIELSEN, C. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Violin Concertos (Frang, Danish National Symphony, E.G. Jensen)
 
5099995296951
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 9 (with Finale completed by N. Samale, G. Mazzuca, J. Phillips, B. Cohrs, rev. 2011) (Berlin Philharmonic, Rattle)
 
HMU907576
HOLST, I.: Choral Works / BRITTEN, B.: Rejoice in the Lamb (orch. I. Holst) (Clare College Choir, Cambridge, G. Ross)
 
CKD399
LAWES, W.: Consort Music (Phantasm)
 
 
CKD419
BACH, J.S.: St. John Passion (Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy) (Dunedin Consort, Butt)
 
LPO-0066
TURNAGE, M.A.: Mambo, Blues and Tarantella / Riffs and Refrains / Texan Tenebrae / On Opened Ground (London Philharmonic, V. Jurowski, Alsop, Stenz)
 
LSO0728
FAURE, G.: Requiem (1893 version) / BACH, J.S.: Violin Partita No. 2 / Chorales (Tenebrae, London Symphony, Short)
 
OP30532
Opera Arias: Piau, Sandrine - GRETRY, A.-E.-M. / LULLY, J.-P. / CAMPRA, A. / CHARPENTIER, M.-A. / CAPUA, R. da / SACCHINI, A. (Le triomphe de l'amour)
 
OP30539
VIVALDI, A.: Tesori del Piemonte, Vol. 54 - Bassoon Concertos, Vol. 3: RV 474, 475, 480, 485, 494, 502 (Azzolini, L'Aura Soave Cremona)
 
ODE1199-2
LINDBERG, M.: Chamber Works - Trio / Santa Fe Project / Partia / 2 Coyotes (Kriikku, Karttunen, M. Lindberg)
 
ODE1206-5
RACHMANINOV, S.: All-night Vigil, "Vespers" (Latvian Radio Choir, Klava)
 
RIC332
Choral Concert: Vox Luminis - PURCELL, H. / MORLEY, T. / WEELKES, T. / TOMKINS, T. (English Royal Funeral Music)
 
ZZT310
VIVALDI, A.: Concertos (Nuova Stagione) (Gli Incogniti, Beyer)
 
ZZT315
BEETHOVEN, L. van: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 1 (Belcea Quartet) - Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14
 

 



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