BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012


14 jan 2012, 14:22

Voting has now opened for the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012 – your chance to name the very best recordings made throughout last year. BBC Music Magazine jury of critics has selected the 21 nominated discs and DVDs from almost 300 five-star recordings reviewed during 2011. And now it’s over to you.

There are seven categories: , , , , , and – new for this year in the voting categories – DVD. Simply go to, listen to tracks or watch clips from the nominated recordings and then choose your favourite in each category.

Once you’ve voted in all seven you’ll be automatically entered in a draw to win some spectacular prizes, including a brand new limited edition Kemble Centennial piano worth £7,000 or a Yamaha MCR-555 hi-fi worth £380, plus copies of all nominated CDs and DVDs.

Nominations this year:


Linda di Chamounix by Gaetano Donizetti
Eglise Gutiérrez, Ludovic Tézier, Elizabeth Sikora, Stephen Costello etc; ROH Covent Gardens Orchestra & Chorus/Mark Elder
Opera Rara ORC 43 (3 discs)

Agrippina by Georg Friedrich Händel
Sunhae Im, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Bejun Mehta, Jennifer Rivera, Marcos Fink, Neal Davies, Dominique Visse, Daniel Schmutzhard; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/René Jacobs,
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902068.70 (3 discs)

Prima Donna by Antonio Vivaldi
Music from L'Olimpiade, Il Giustino, Semiramide, Orlando Furioso etc
Orfeo 55/Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)
Deutsche Grammophon 476 4390


Rhapsodies Nos 1 & 2; Violin Concerto No. 2 by Béla Bartók
Barnabás Kelemen (violin); Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra/Zoltán Kocsis
Hungaroton HSACD 32509 (hybrid CD/SACD)

Piano Concertos by Maurice Ravel
Fantasie by Claude Debussy
Deux Impromptus; Toccata; Valse folle, etc by Jules Massenet
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier
Chandos CHSA 5084 (hybrid CD/SACD)

Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler
Mihoko Fujimura (alto); Bamberg Symphony Orchestra /Jonathan Nott
Tudor 7170


Songs of Farewell; plus works by Holst, Elgar, Howells, Tavener, Harris and more by Hubert Parry
Tenebrae/ Nigel Short
Signum SIGCD 267

The Desert Music; Three Movements by Steve Reich
CHORUS SINE NOMINE; Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra/Kristjan Järvi
Chandos CHSA 5091 (hybrid CD/SACD)

Requiem Mass by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Versa est in luctum; Lamentations by Alonso Lobo
Tenebrae/ Nigel Short
Signum SIGCD 248


String Quartets Nos 1, 5 & 10 by Ben Johnston
Kepler Quartet
New World 80693-2

String Quartets K157, 458 & 589 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jerusalem Quartet
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902076

Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts by Henry Purcell
Retrospect Trio
Linn CKD 374 (hybrid CD/SACD)


Tief in der Nacht
Sieben frühe Lieder; Jugendlieder; Zwei Lieder nach Theodor Storm by Alban Berg
Lamento by Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Juliane Banse (soprano), Aleksandar Madžar (piano)
ECM 476 3848

Songs & Ballads by Carl Loewe
Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Hyperion CDA67866

O Solitude by Henry Purcell
Andreas Scholl (countertenor); Accademia Bizantina/Stefano Montanari
Decca 478 2262


Piano music by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel
Benjamin Grosvenor
Decca 478 3206

Complete solo piano music by Maurice Ravel
Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA 67731-2

Humoreske, Op. 20; Studies for the pedal piano (arr. Anderszewski) Op. 56; Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133 by Robert Schumann
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Virgin 948 6252


Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten
John Mark Ainsley, Jacques Imbrailo, Phillip Ens, Matthew Rose, Richard Mosley-Evans, John Moore, Ben Johnson etc, Glyndebourne Chorus, LPO/ Mark Elder; dir. Michael Grandage (Glyndebourne, 2010)
Opus Arte OA BD 7086D

Symphony No. 9 by Gustav Mahler
Lucerne Festival Orchestra/ Claudio Abbado (Lucerne, 2010)
Accentus Music ACC20214

Elektra by Richard Strauss
Iréne Theorin, Waltraud Meier, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Robert Gambill, René Pape, Oliver Zwarg; Vienna Philharmonic;Vienna State Opera Chorus/ Daniele Gatti; dir. Nikolaus Lehnhoff (Salzburg, 2010)
Arthaus 101 559

The prize draw closes when voting ends at 11.59pm on 29 February 2012 and winners will be contacted by email and/or telephone.

Good luck!
Godkända inlägg
20th Century Classical
Inlägg under avvaktan
Contemporary Classical, Post-Classical


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