Shortlist announced for 2016 Gramophone Awards

Yesterday, Gramophone magazine announced the 72-strong shortlist for the 12 disc categories at the 2016 Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

We’re thrilled to see 28 Askonas Holt artists involved in 22 of the shortlisted recordings! A full list of recordings featuring AH artists is below.

You can read reviews of all the shortlisted recordings in Gramophone’s free digital magazine, available here. The top three recordings in each category will be revealed in the September issue, on sale on 12 August, and the category winners will be revealed on 22 August.

The disc awards will be presented on 15 September 2016 in London, along with the four Special Awards. The shortlist for Artist of the Year was announced earlier this year, and includes Vilde Frang, Alina Ibragimova and Yevgeny Sudbin.

Many congratulations to all!

Baroque Vocal
Handel ‘Partenope’ – Il Pomo d’Oro & Riccardo Minasi feat. John Mark Ainsley [Erato] Buy

Tippett String Quartets – Heath Quartet [Wigmore Hall Live] Buy

Beethoven ‘Missa solemnis’ – Bernard Haitink & BRSO feat. Hanno Müller-Brachmann [BR-Klassik] Buy

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 – Maria João Pires with Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century & Frans Brüggen [DVD, Fryderyk Chopin Institute] Buy

Britten & Korngold Violin Concertos – Vilde Frang with Frankfurt Radio Symphony & James Gaffigan [Warner] Buy

*Vilde was also shortlisted for Artist of the Year*

Rachmaninov Variations – Daniil Trifonov with Philadelphia Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin [DG] Buy

Anderson ‘In lieblicher Bläue’ etc. – Carolin Widmann with LPO & Vladimir Jurowski [LPO] Buy

‘Ysaÿe’ – Alina Ibragimova [Hyperion] Buy

*Alina was also shortlisted for Artist of the Year*

‘Scarlatti’ – Yevgeny Sudbin [BIS] Buy

*Yevgeny was also shortlisted for Artist of the Year

Donizetti ‘Les Martyrs’ – OAE & Mark Elder feat. Brindley Sherratt (Félix) [Opera Rara] Buy

Tchaikovsky ‘Pique Dame’ – BRSO & Mariss Jansons feat. Larissa Diadkova (Countess), Oksana Volkova (Polina), Anatoli Sivko (Narumov) [BR-Klassik] Buy

Verdi ‘Aida’ – Accademia di Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano feat. Ludovic Tézier (Amonaroso) [Warner] Buy Wagner ‘Das Rheingold’ – BRSO & Sir Simon Rattle feat. Peter Rose (Fasolt) [BR-Klassik] Buy

Dutilleux – Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony Orchestra [Seattle Symphony Media] Buy

Elgar Symphony No.1 – Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin [Decca] Buy

Scene! – Christiane Karg with Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen & Malcolm Martineau [Berlin Classics] Buy

Paris, mon amour – Sonya Yoncheva, featuring Etienne Dupuis [Sony Classical] Buy


Solo vocal

Liszt & Shostakovich – Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Ivari Ilja [Ondine] Buy

Joyce & Tony Live at Wigmore Hall – Joyce DiDonato & Antonio Pappano [Erato] Buy

Musica e Poesia – Rosa Feola & Iain Burnside [Opus Arte] Buy

L’heure Exquise – Alice Coote & Graham Johnson [Hyperion] Buy

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