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BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015 Nominations


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Voting has now opened for the 2015 BBC Music Magazine Awards. During 2014, the BBC Music Magazine critics reviewed over 1,200 new recordings, over 200 of which were awarded the ultimate five-star status. Now they are on the hunt for the very best of the best – and this is where you come in.

Click here and you'll be able to hear extracts from the 21 recordings nominated by the BBC Music Magazine jury of critics. You will be able to select your favourite disc in each of the seven categories – whoever wins is entirely up to you, so get voting!

The 2015 nominations, which can be purchased from Crotchet, are displayed below. To cast your vote follow this link to the BBC voting site. Voting ends 28th February 2015.

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BBC Music Magazine Awards Nominations 2015

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image for catalogue no. 88883705482 Catalogue No.: 88883705482 (barcode: 0888837054829)
Format: CD
Record Label: Sony
Duration: 63 minutes
Release Date: 17-Feb-2014
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Title: The Beethoven Journey
Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Artists: Leif Ove Andsnes      
Works: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Number 2 in B Flat opus 19. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Number 4 in G opus 58.
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May-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination concerto category - In an age when the word ‘journey’ is horribly overused, Leif-Ove Andsnes reminds us what a true heart-and-mind musical journey really is. From its wonderfully expectant, half-improvisatory opening, the Fourth Concerto sounds as though it is being rediscovered, and each fresh discovery leads on to something equally new. Even the slighter Second Concerto surprises and delights.”
Jun-2014 Gramophone Editor's Choice “The second disc of what's proving to be a wonderfully collaborative journey through Beethoven's piano concertos.”

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image for catalogue no. C873141A Catalogue No.: C873141A (barcode: 4011790873121)
Format: CD
Record Label: Orfeo
Release Date: 25-Aug-2014
Composer: Karol Szymanowski
Title: Violin Concertos
Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic
Artists: Baiba Skride   Lauma Skride    
Works: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Number 1 opus 35. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Number 2 opus 61. Myths opus 30.
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Christmas-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination concerto category - Colourful, virtuosic, alert and intelligent: Baiba Skride brings all these virtues and more to Szymanowski. And while competition isn’t lacking, hers is surely now the go-to recording for these concertos. The Latvian violinist seems completely at home in the composer’s sensuous world, as do the sensitive Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko.”

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image for catalogue no. 4095962 Catalogue No.: 4095962 (barcode: 5099940959627)
Format: CD
Record Label: Warner Classics
Release Date: 28-Oct-2013
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Title: Orchestral Works
Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Works: Prince Rostislav: Symphonic Poem after AK Tolstoy. Symphony Number 1 in D minor opus 13.
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Jan-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination orchestral category - The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has achieved extraordinary things under Vasily Petrenko’s leadership, with this Rachmaninov release highlighting their current quality of playing in music that shows the strengths of each orchestral department. The interpretations, too, are marvellous, the music driving constantly onwards in performances that offer consistently vivid and vital music-making.”

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image for catalogue no. 4793441 Catalogue No.: 4793441 (barcode: 0028947934417)
Format: CD
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 07-Jul-2014
Composer: Anton Bruckner
Title: Symphony No. 9
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Works: Symphony Number 9 in D minor.
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Sep-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination orchestral category - It’s hard to forget that the concert recorded here turned out to be Claudio Abbado’s last. Yet this is not simply a poignant memorial to the late conductor, but one of the finest Bruckner Nines on disc: the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Abbado bring natural feeling, textural clarity and spiritual intensity to this unfinished masterpiece.”

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image for catalogue no. HMC902185 Catalogue No.: HMC902185 (barcode: 3149020218525)
Format: CD
Record Label: Harmonia Mundi
Release Date: 25-Aug-2014
Composer: Uri Rom  other composers include: Antonio Vivaldi and Carlo Tessarini
Title: Concerto - Venice: The Golden Age
Orchestra: Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin
Artists: Xenia Loffler   Georg Kallweit    
Works: Concerto L'Olimpiade in C Quasi-Pasticcio after Antonio Vivaldi & Carlo Tessarini (Uri Rom). Concerto in E minor RV134 (Vivaldi). Concerto in D minor (Marcello. Sinfonia in D (Porta). Concerto in B flat RV364 RVAnh.18. Concerto per Sua Altezza Reale di Sassonia in G minor RV576 (Vivaldi). Overture in D from opus 4 La Stravaganza (Tessarini). Concerto in C RV450 (Vivaldi).
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Dec-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination concerto category - An invigorating programme of Venetian musical highways and byways that blows clean out of the water any hint of Baroque reserve as stunningly gifted oboist Xenia Löffler and Georg Kallweit’s Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin in overdrive bring the music of Vivaldi and his lesser-known contemporaries sparklingly to life.”

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image for catalogue no. LSO0744 Catalogue No.: LSO0744 (barcode: 0822231174424)
Format: Hybrid SACD
Record Label: LSO Live
Release Date: 28-Oct-2013
Composer: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Title: Speranza
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Artists: Hakan Hardenberger      
Works: Speranza. From the Wreckage.
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Mar-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination orchestral category - Speranza - hope, in four movements and four languages, a symphonic outburst of optimism for a bleak world. It’s one of Turnage’s most ambitious orchestral canvases, surging with life, passion and power, and it’s hard to conceive of this world premiere performance being bettered, especially in such a fine live recording.”

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image for catalogue no. 8573088 Catalogue No.: 8573088 (barcode: 0747313308873)
Format: CD
Record Label: Naxos
Duration: 74 minutes
Release Date: 02-Jun-2014
Composer: Alexander von Zemlinsky
Title: String Quartets volume 2
Artists: Escher String Quartet      
Works: String Quartet Number 1 in A opus 4. String Quartet Number 2 opus 15.
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Sep-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination chamber category - Zemlinsky is a nest of paradoxes: intense yet elusive, opulent but also sensitive and subtle, he can be difficult to grasp on first, or even second hearing. The Escher Quartet achieves a near-impossible balance, especially in the complex Second Quartet, clarifying its structure without betraying its fragile heart, while the Brahmsian First is a joyous surprise.”

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image for catalogue no. 4785334 Catalogue No.: 4785334 (barcode: 0028947853343)
Format: CD
Record Label: Decca
Duration: 81 minutes
Release Date: 04-Aug-2014
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach  other composers include: Frederic Chopin and Alexander Scriabin
Title: Dances
Artists: Benjamin Grosvenor      
Works: Partita Number 4 in D BWV828 (Johann Sebastian Bach). Andante spianato and Grande polonaise in E flat opus 22. Polonaise Number 5 In F Sharp Minor opus 44 (Frederic Chopin). Mazurkas opus 3 : Number 6 in C sharp minor / Number 4 in E / Number 9 in G sharp minor. Waltz Number 4 opus 38 (Alexander Scriabin). Valses Poeticos (Enrique Granados). An die schonen Blauen Donau - concert arabesques after a waltz by J Strauss jr (Andrey Schulz-Evler). Tango opus 165 Number 2 (Isaac Albeniz). Boogie Woogie Etude (Morton Gould).
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Oct-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination instrumental category - Fears that this recital would feel diffuse and unfocused are banished by Grosvenor’s Bach, the brilliance of his Chopin and Scriabin, and the poetic delight of the Granados Waltzes. Morton Gould’s Boogie-Woogie encore wraps it up with a flourish; it’s only young Benjamin’s second solo recital, but boy do these fingers dance.”
Sep-2014 Gramophone Editor's Choice “Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time, phenomenal virtuosity seems to meet complete control in all that he plays.”
Nov-2014 IRR Outstanding Recording “This is indeed a programme of 'Dances' but interpreted in the broadest sense. However, Grosvenor provides a fascinatingly alternative take on the concept, maintaining his highest standards in what is yet another exceptional release.”

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image for catalogue no. CDA67514 Catalogue No.: CDA67514 (barcode: 0034571175140)
Format: CD
Record Label: Hyperion
Duration: 60 minutes
Release Date: 30-Jun-2014
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Title: Violin Sonatas
Artists: Alina Ibragimova   Steven Osborne    
Works: Violin Sonata Number 1 in F minor opus 80. Five Melodies opus 35bis. Violin Sonata Number 2 in D opus 94bis.
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Aug-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination chamber category - Alina Ibragimova's probing music intelligence and Steven Osborne's protean muscularity yield the dream team for a pair of war-time sonatas that couldn't be more different. From the first Sonata's confiding whispers to the exuberant panache of the Sonata No. 2's Finale they take everything in their peerless stride. Revelatory.”
Aug-2014 Gramophone Editor's Choice “Two of today's most impressive soloists unite in pieces both introspective and lyrical,- and particularly the First sonata- deeply emotional. Musical collaboration at its most intense and thoughtful.”
Jul-2014 IRR Outstanding Recording “Both violinist and pianist are wonderfully attentive to the minutiae of the score - with results that are often extremely telling - but it's the broad sweep of these performances that makes the disc so compelling, and so exhilarating This Prokofiev disc is a triumphant achievement, recommended without reservation.”

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image for catalogue no. HMC902125 Catalogue No.: HMC902125 (barcode: 3149020212523)
Format: CD
Record Label: Harmonia Mundi
Release Date: 10-Feb-2014
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Title: Piano Trios
Artists: Isabelle Faust   Alexander Melnikov   Jean Guihen Queyras  
Works: Piano Trio Number 6 in E flat opus 70/2. Piano Trio Number 7 in B flat opus 97 Archduke.
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Apr-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination chamber category - The Op. 70 No. 2 ‘trio without a name’ has too often lurked in the shadows: here the formidable Faust, Queyras and Melnikov on fortepiano make an indelibly convincing case for it, revealing a work of Apollonian grace and subversive wit. As for their Archduke, has it ever received a performance of such inspired subtlety?”
Apr-2014 IRR Outstanding Recording “Unreservedly recommended.”

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image for catalogue no. CDA679513 Catalogue No.: CDA679513 (barcode: 0034571179513)
Format: 3 CD Set
Record Label: Hyperion
Duration: 195 minutes
Release Date: 04-Nov-2013
Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
Title: Late Piano Music
Artists: Marc-Andre Hamelin      
Works: CD1: Elegies BV249 : Nach der Wendung / All'Italia! / Meine Seele bangt und hofft zu Dir / Turandots Frauengemach / Die Nachtlichen / Erscheinung / Berceuse. Nuit de Noel BV251. Fantasia after JS Bach BV253. Canonic Variations and Fugue BVB40. Giga bolero e variazione Book 3 of An die Jugend BV254.

CD2: Sonatina BV257. Sonatina seconda BV259. Sonatina 'ad usum infantis Madeline M Americanae' BV268. Sonatina 'in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII' BV274. Sonatina brevis 'in signo Joannis Sebastiani Magni' BV280. Kammer-Fantasie uber Carmen BV284. Indianisches Erntelied. Indianisches Tagebuch I BV267. Three Albumleaves BV289.

CD3: Toccata 'Preludio Fantasia Ciaccona' BV287. Prologo BV279. Preludio 'Allegro festivo'. Preludio 'without the third finger Moderato alla breve'. Veloce e leggiero. Vivace moderato con precisione. Variations-Studie nach Mozart I. Motive 'Allegro risoluto'. Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude BV213a. Seven Short Pieces for the Cultivation of Polyphonic Playing BV296. Perpetuum mobile BV293. Prelude et Etude en arpeges BV297.
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Jan-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination instrumental category - Busoni was one of the great free-thinkers of twentieth century music, with a virtuoso’s understanding of the piano. As with Liszt, it’s easy to concentrate on the scintillating, barn-storming elements and miss the serious thinker. Marc-André Hamelin finds both the necessary swagger and the strange, almost recondite poetry – dazzling in parts, ultimately haunting.”

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image for catalogue no. ONYX4110 Catalogue No.: ONYX4110 (barcode: 0880040411024)
Format: CD
Record Label: Onyx Classics
Release Date: 30-Sep-2013
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven  other composers include: Franz Schubert and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Title: Mikhael Pletnev in Person
Artists: Mikhail Pletnev      
Works: Piano Sonata Number 2 in A opus 2/2 (BEETHOVEN). Chaconne (BACH / BUSONI). Impromptus D899 Number 1 in C minor / Number 3 in G flat (SCHUBERT). The Maidens Wish opus 74 (CHOPIN / LISZT). Nocturne opus 19/4. The Seasons - 'November - On the Troika' opus 37b/11 (TCHAIKOVSKY).
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Jan-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination instrumental category - This is no standard recital from Mikhail Pletnev. The Russian pianist is caught here warming-up, as it were, playing pieces through and trying out the piano in preparation for recording sessions. The results are extraordinary, as Pletnev brings a highly personal approach to unofficial performances that are now released with his authorisation.”
Jan-2014 Gramophone Editor's Choice “Mikhail pletnev continually searches for what he senses has not been set down, offering the kind of musicanship that makes the odd foible irrelevant, even meaningless.”

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image for catalogue no. MYR012 Catalogue No.: MYR012 (barcode: 4260183510123)
Format: Hybrid SACD
Record Label: Myrios
Release Date: 02-Jun-2014
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven  other composers include: Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Strauss
Title: An die geliebte
Artists: Julian Pregardien   Christoph Schnackertz    
Works: An die ferne Geliebte opus 98 (Beethoven). Die vier Temperamente beim Verluste der Geliebten opus 46 (von Weber). Madchenblumen opus 22 (Richard Strauss). Morike-Lieder (Wolf). Resignation WoO149 (Beethoven).
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Sep-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination vocal category - A defining Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte, offset by the warm, ambient glow of lieder by Weber, Wolf and Richard Strauss, is floated exquisitely aloft by the seamless tenor radiance of Julian Prégardien and his outstanding pianist-partner Christoph Schnackertz, captured in exemplary five-channel surround-sound.”

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image for catalogue no. WHLIVE0062 Catalogue No.: WHLIVE0062 (barcode: 5065000924645)
Format: CD
Record Label: Wigmore Hall Live
Release Date: 02-Sep-2013
Composer: Richard Strauss  other composers include: Gabriel Faure and Claude Debussy
Title: Christiane Karg sings
Artists: Christiane Karg   Malcolm Martineau    
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Works: Die erwachte Rose. Rote Rosen. Madchenblumen opus 22. Die Nacht opus 10 Number 3. Traum durch die Dammerung opus 29 Number 1. Weisser Jasmin opus 31 Number 3 (RICHARD STRAUSS). Nell opus 18 Number 1. Les roses d'Ispahan opus 39 Number 4. La rose opus 51 Number 4 (FAURE). Green from Ariettes oubliees. Spleen from Ariettes oubliees (DEBUSSY). Fleurs from Fiancailles pour rire (POULENC). Verschwiegene Liebe - Die Nacht. Unfall. Nachtzauber (WOLF). Sieben fruhe Lieder (BERG). Spoken introduction encores: Bedeckt mich mit Blumen (WOLF). Du bist wie eine Blume opus 25 Number 24 (SCHUMANN).
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Jan-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination vocal category - Recorded live, German soprano Christiane Karg’s July 2012 Wigmore Hall recital was clearly a very special occasion, in which her light-filled voice, musicianship and subtle artistry were demonstrated in a programme ranging widely through the fields of French and German song, superbly accompanied by Malcolm Martineau.”

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image for catalogue no. CHSA5140 Catalogue No.: CHSA5140 (barcode: 0095115514023)
Format: Hybrid 2 SACD Set
Record Label: Chandos
Duration: 124 minutes
Release Date: 29-Sep-2014
Composer: Edward Elgar
Title: Dream Gerontius
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Artists: Sarah Connolly   Stuart Skelton   David Soar   BBC Symphony Chorus
Works: Sea Pictures opus 37. The Dream of Gerontius opus 38.
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Christmas-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination choral category - This Dream of Gerontius has all the right ingredients: a superlative trio of soloists, orchestral playing and choral singing of the highest calibre, an expert Elgarian at the helm, and excellent surround sound. It’s an overwhelming performance; Elgar’s comment that Gerontius ‘is the best of me’ has never seemed more apt.”

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image for catalogue no. SIGCD368 Catalogue No.: SIGCD368 (barcode: 0635212036822)
Format: CD
Record Label: Signum Classics
Release Date: 10-Feb-2014
Composer: Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Title: The Moth Requiem
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Artists: Roderick Williams   BBC Singers   Nash Ensemble  
Works: Moth Requiem. 3 Latin Motets from The Last Supper. Carmen Paschale. On the Sheer Threshold of the Night.
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May-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination choral category - Birtwistle is scaling new heights just now, and the elegiac Moth Requiem (2012) transports us to a sonic world of beguiling mystery. These singers have his music in their bones, presenting it with precision and sensitivity, be it the stark, monumental Carmen Paschale (1965) a glistening gem of a Lullaby or the dynamic Ring Dance of the Nazarene.”
May-2014 Gramophone Editor's Choice “poignancy and a haunting reflective qualitylie at the heart of this collection of choral works by Birtwistle.”

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image for catalogue no. CDA68038 Catalogue No.: CDA68038 (barcode: 0034571280387)
Format: CD
Record Label: Hyperion
Duration: 71 minutes
Release Date: 01-Sep-2014
Composer: William Byrd
Title: The three Masses
Conductor: Martin Baker
Artists: Westminster Cathedral Choir      
Works: Mass for five voices : Kyrie / Gloria / Credo / Sanctus / Benedictus / Agnus Dei. Mass for four voices : Kyrie / Gloria / Credo / Sanctus / Benedictus / Agnus Dei. Mass for three voices : Kyrie / Gloria / Credo / Sanctus / Benedictus / Agnus Dei. Ave verum corpus.
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Dec-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination choral category - Four choral glories of the Renaissance (Ave verum corpus is also included) performed with a tantalising passionate restraint, fusing ear-tweaking textural detail with a special acuity for harmonic rhythm, spatial sensuality and an emotional imperative that engulfs the listener in a polyphonic web of alluring sound.”

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image for catalogue no. GFOCD02111 Catalogue No.: GFOCD02111 (barcode: 0878280000214)
Format: 4 CD Set
Record Label: Glyndebourne
Duration: 257 minutes
Release Date: 04-Nov-2013
Composer: Richard Wagner
Title: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - complete
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra: London Philharmonic
Artists: Gerald Finley   Marco Jentzsch   Anna Gabler   Topi Lehtipuu
recorded 2011
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Jan-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination opera category - Perhaps the perfectly cast Meistersinger has yet to be recorded – the critics can never agree – but this has to come close, and Gerald Finley’s Hans Sachs is one of the most beautifully sung on any modern recording. Jurowski’s pacing allows Wagner’s score to flow, evading pomposity, in a deliciously detailed recording.”

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image for catalogue no. V5373 Catalogue No.: V5373 (barcode: 0822186053737)
Format: 3 CD Set
Record Label: Naive
Release Date: 07-Apr-2014
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Title: Tamerlano HWV18 - complete
Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
Artists: Xavier Sabata   Max Emanuel Cencic   John Mark Ainsley   Il Pomo d'Oro
1731 version
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Aug-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination opera category - Xavier Sabata’s Tamerlano is thrillingly ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ in this outstanding account of Handel’s 1724 slice of tyrannical life – recorded in its 1731 re-spray. Cast with unassailable strength (including John Mark Ainsley’s noble Bajazet) the set strikes musical gold in the viscerally engaged and engaging playing of Il Pomo D’Oro.”
Aug-2014 Gramophone Editor's Choice “The chief characteristic of this performance is the unbridled energy of the orchestra.”

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image for catalogue no. OP30553 Catalogue No.: OP30553 (barcode: 0709861305537)
Format: 3 CD Set
Record Label: Naive
Release Date: 07-Apr-2014
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Title: L'incoronazione di Dario - complete
Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
Artists: Anders Dahlin   Sara Mingardo   Roberta Mameli   Accademia Bizantina
Live recording a co-production with Deutschland Radio
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Jul-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination opera category - There are simply no weak links in this classy ensemble, who deliver Vivaldi’s mischievous anti-heroic comedy with panache, from Anders Dahlin’s impeccable coloratura to Sara Mingardo’s frankly gorgeous contralto, whether twined with recorder or viola da gamba. Dantone paces the drama to crisp perfection, making this the most exciting recording to date.”

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image for catalogue no. 2564636562 Catalogue No.: 2564636562 (barcode: 0825646365623)
Format: CD
Record Label: Erato
Release Date: 01-Sep-2014
Composer: Giovanni Pacini  other composers include: Vincenzo Bellini and Michele Carafa
Title: Stella di Napoli
Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
Orchestra: Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Artists: Joyce DiDonato      
Works: Stella di Napoli : Stella Ove t'aggiri o barbaro (Giovanni Pacini). Adelson e Salvini : Nelly Dopo l'oscuro nembo (Vincenzo Bellini). Le nozze di Lammermoor : Lucia L'amica ancor non torna.... Oh di sorte crudel (Michele Carafa). Zelmira : Zelmira Riedi al soglio (Gioachino Rossini). La vestale : Giunia Se fino al cielo ascendere (Saverio Mercadante). Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth : Amelia Par che mi dica ancora (Gaetano Donizetti). I Capuleti e i Montecchi : Romeo Tu sola o mia Giulietta... Deh! tu bell'anima (Vincenzo Bellini). Il sonnambulo : Adele Lasciami... Se il mar sommesso mormora (Carlo Valentini). Maria Stuarda : Maria Io vi rivedo alfin.... Deh! Tu di un'umile preghiera (Gaetano Donizetti). Saffo : Saffo Flutto che muggi... Teco dall'are pronube.... L'ama ognor qual io l'amai (Giovanni Pacini).
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Dec-2014 5 star BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine 2015 Award Winner “BBC Music Magazine 2015 Awards Nomination vocal category - Joyce DiDonato’s love letter to Neapolitan ‘bel canto’ is all about the voice, and as her own ‘star’ shines brightly, what a voice it proves to be. Vocal pyrotechnics hold no terrors, and her creamy mezzo leaves no nuance unturned. Sensitively accompanied by Riccardo Minasi and his Lyon forces, it’s a case of ‘hear Naples…. and live!’.”
Nov-2014 Gramophone Editor's Choice “The aria from Maria Stuarda which DiDonato sings so triumphantly is but one highlight on this sumptuous disc from one of today's most impressive singers.”
Nov-2014 IRR Outstanding Recording “The recorded sound is full and clear. Above all is DiDonato at the top of her game, causing me, despite my reluctance to scatter them around, to nominate this CD for the category of Outstanding.”

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