Huge congratulations to Bernard Haitink who has won the ‘Lifetime achievement’ award and Joseph Moog who was named ‘Young Artist of the Year’ at the Gramophone Awards tonight!
Few conductors have enjoyed such a rich and varied recording career as Bernard Haitink. In fact, it is unlikely there will ever again be a similar achievement. For well over 50 years, Haitink has made recordings, mostly for Philips, but also for EMI and Decca.
There is a complete discography of his 26 year tenure as Music Director with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has recorded the Bruckner Symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Ring Cycle with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Mahler Symphonies three times in Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam, Strauss operas with the Staatskapelle, Dresden, and a thorough recording documentation of his period as Chief Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and as Music Director at Glyndebourne.
Even now as the global record industry wanes, and major orchestras develop their own record labels, we can still listen to his many recordings with the Chicago Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden and of course with LSO Live.
So we salute Bernard Haitink’s glorious career, so well documented in his enormous wealth of recordings.
At the other end of the spectrum, at a relatively early stage in his career, is the brilliant pianist Joseph Moog, now recognised as one of the brightest talents of his generation. Documenting his rise to fame with a burgeoning discography, his latest, and eighth recording, ‘Grieg & Moszkovski Piano Concertos’, earned the accolade of ‘Gramophone Disc of the Month’ among various other praise. Debuts with the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Moscow International House of Music, Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales among others mark his 2015/16 season out as exemplary, setting Joseph on a path which we can only wish to be as esteemed as Maestro Haitink’s.
Congratulations are also due to Piotr Anderszewski
, Maria João Pires
, Daniel Harding
, Sarah Connolly
and David Soar
, who won awards in the instrumental, concerto and choral categories. Click here
for the full story.