Shortlist announced for 2017 Gramophone Awards

Gramophone magazine has announced the 72 recordings shortlisted for the 40th anniversary of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards, and we’re thrilled to see numerous Askonas Holt artists and touring partners involved in 17 of the shortlisted recordings! A full list of recordings featuring AH artists can be found below.

The category winners will be revealed on 1 September and the Recording of the Year will be revealed live at the Awards ceremony on 13 September. The shortlist for Artist of the Year was announced earlier this year, and includes Imogen Cooper and Lars Vogt.

Watch the Awards ceremony live on Wednesday 13 September 2017 through at 6.30pm BST.

The reviews of all the shortlisted recordings can be found here.

Many congratulations to all!

Baroque Vocal

Bach: Cantatas [Hyperion]
Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen & Arcangelo
Buy on Amazon.


Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos 1-5 [harmonia mundi]
Isabelle Faust, Giovanni Antonini & Giardino Armonico
Buy on Amazon.

Sibelius & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos [DG]
Lisa Batiashvili, Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin
Buy on Amazon.


Thomas Adès: Trilogy (Polaris, Tevot, Asyla) [LSO Live]
Samuel Dale Johnson, Thomas Adès & London Symphony Orchestra
Buy on Amazon.

George Benjamin: Palimpsests; Ligeti: Lontano, MurailLe: désenchantement du monde [Neos]
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, George Benjamin & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Buy on Amazon.

Dusapin, Mantovani, Rihm – 21st-Century Violin Concertos [Erato]
Renaud Capuçon, Wiener Symphoniker & Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris (Philippe Jordan), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Myung-Whun Chung)
Buy on Amazon.


Bach: Six French Suites [DG]
Murray Perahia
Buy on Amazon.

Bartók: Mikrokosmos, Sz107 – Book 5, etc [Hyperion]
Cédric Tiberghien
Buy on Amazon.

Mozart & Schumann Piano Works [Warner Classics]
Piotr Anderszewski
Buy on Amazon.


Britten: The Rape of Lucretia [Opus Arte]
Christine Rice, Allan Clayton, Kate Royal, Duncan Rock, Matthew Rose, Michael Sumuel, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Louise Alder & London Philharmonic Orchestra (Leo Hussain)
Buy on Amazon.

Verdi: La forza del destino [Sony Classical]
Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Ludovic Tézier, Nadia Krasteva, Renato Girolami, Heike Grötzinger, Christian Rieger, Francesco Petrozzi, Rafał Pawnuk, Witalij Kowalkow, Bavarian State Orchestra, Choir of the Bavarian State Opera (Asher Fisch) & Martin Kušej
Buy on Amazon.


Haydn: Symphonies – No. 12; No. 60 Il distratto; No. 70 [Alpha]
Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico
Buy on Amazon.


Rossini: Sì, Sì, Sì, Sì – Opera Arias & Duets [Erato]
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Patrizia Ciofi, Julien Veronèse, Chorus of the Opéra National Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon & Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon National Orchestra (Enrique Mazzola)
Buy on Amazon.

Serpent & Fire [Alpha]
Anna Prohaska, Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico
Buy on Amazon.

In War & Peace [Erato]
Joyce DiDonato, Il Pomo d’Oro & Maxim Emelyanychev
Buy on Amazon.

Solo Vocal

Sibelius: In the Stream of Life [Chandos]
Gerald Finley, Edward Gardner & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Buy on Amazon.

Heimat [Sony Classical]
Benjamin Appl & James Baillieu
Buy on Amazon.

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