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22.1.09

Midem Classical Awards 2009 - Nominations

Here's a straight list of the nominations for the 2009 Midem Awards, probably the most meaningful classical music awards there are, since they are neither gimmicky (Grammy) nor bought by advertising money (Gramophone, Klassik Echo et al.).

My would-be-choices are underlined wherever I've actually heard all three contenders or where I found a recording particularly striking on its own account.


Early Music

  • Estampies & Danses Royales

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall

Alia Vox 7619986398570

  • Monteverdi - Quinto Libro dei Madrigali - 1605

La Venexiana

Glossa 8424562209251

  • Crystal Tears (John Dowland and His Contemporaries)

Andreas Scholl, Concerto di Viole, Julian Behr

Harmonia Mundi 794881868520


Baroque Music

  • Biber – Rosenkranz Sonaten (Complete Recording)

Riccardo Minasi, Bizzarrie Armoniche

Arts Music 600554773582

  • Schütz - Geistliche Chor-Music 1648

Dresdner Kammerchor, Cappella Sagittariana, Hans-Christoph Rademann

Carus 4009350832329

  • Carestini - The Story of a Castrato

Philippe Jaroussky, Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

Virgin 94639524228


Vocal Recitals

  • Schubert – Die schöne Müllerin

Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees

Challenge Records 608917229226

  • Melancholie (Schumann - Various Lieder)

Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber (Review)

RCA Red Seal 886971681727

  • Arie di Bravura (Mozart, Salieri, Righini)

Diana Damrau, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, Jérémie Rhorer

Virgin Classics 94639525027


Choral Works

  • Handel - Messiah

Sampson, Wyn-Rogers, Padmore, Purves, The Sixteen, Christophers

Coro 828021606229

  • Ives – Psalms (Complete Recording)

Lustig, Pfeifer, Johannsen, Creed, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Collegium Iuvenum, Mitglieder des Radio-Sinfonieorchesters Stuttgart des SWR

Hänssler 4010276020578

  • Schumann – Das Paradies und die Peri

Röschmann, Hartelius, Martin, Fink, Strehl, Güra, Gerhaher, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Harnoncourt

RCA Red Seal 886972715520


Solo Instrument

  • Beethoven - Complete Works for Piano Solo, Vol. 6 (Appassionata, etc.)

Ronald Brautigam

BIS 7318599915739

  • Debussy - Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 2

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Chandos 95115144329

  • Bach - Partitas 2, 3, 4

Murray Perahia

Sony Classical 886972269528


Chamber Music

  • Beethoven - Complete Works for Piano and Cello

Antonio Meneses, Menahem Pressler

Avie Records 822252210323

  • Schumann - The Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 – 3

Carolin Widmann, Dénes Várjon (mini-review, interview forthcoming)

ECM 28947667445

  • Janacek - String Quartet No. 1 / Haas - String Quartets Nos. 1 + 3

Pavel Haas Quartet

Supraphon 99925392222


Opera

  • Sciarrino - Lohengrin

Alberti, Pousseur, Ensemble Risognanze, Ceccherini

Col Legno 9120031340263

  • Janáček - The Excursions of Mr. Brouček

Vacik, Straka, Janál, Haan, Plech, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bělohlávek

Deutsche Grammophon 28947773870

  • Cherubini - Lodoïska

Soloviy, Pańko, Szlenkier, Kröner, Lhôte, Gierlach, Łukomski, Kowalski, Desoń, Smołka, Styszko, Deiber, Polish Radio Choir Kraków, Camerata Silesia, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Warsaw, Borowicz

Ludwig van Beethoven Association / Polskie Radio 5907812241858


Contemporary Music

  • Kurtág: 80 - …Concertante, Zwiegespräch, Hipartita, etc.

Kikuchi, Hakii, G.Kurtág, M.Kurtág, Keller Quartet, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Kocsis

BMC 5998309301292

  • Nono - Prometeo, Tragedia dell’ascolto

Hoffmann, Bair-Ivenz, Otto, Frenkel, Mayer, Schell, Dalal, Solistenchor Freiburg, Ensemble Recherche, Richard, Hirsch, Ryan

Col Legno 4099702060524

  • Saariaho - Notes on Light, Orion, Mirage

Mattila, Karttunen, Orchestre de Paris, Eschenbach

Ondine 761195113028


Historical

  • Beethoven - The Five Piano Concertos

Paul Badura-Skoda, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hermann Scherchen

Genuin 4260036251029

  • Fritz Busch – His Complete Dresden Recordings (1923 – 1932)

Roselle, Schöffler, Tessmer, Sigmund, Pauly Dreesen, Staatskapelle Dresden, Busch

Profil 881488703252

  • Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 / Sibelius - Symphony No.5

Glenn Gould, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Sony Classical 886972878225


Concertos

  • Bartók - Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra / Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 / Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Stefanovich, Aimard, Thomas, Percy, Kremer, Bashmet, London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Boulez

Deutsche Grammophon 28947774402

  • Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr

Harmonia Mundi USA 93046744663

  • Mozart - Piano Concertos, Vol.3 (KV 453 + 456)

Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

MDG 760623148823


Symphonic Works

  • Mozart - Symphonies Nos. 38 – 41

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Linn 691062030823

  • Mahler - Symphony No.4

Mojca Erdmann, Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott

Tudor 7619911071516

  • Beethoven - Symphonies 1 - 9, Overtures

Kaappola, Kielland, Schäfer, Bauer, Anima Eterna, van Immerseel

Zig-Zag Territoires 3760009291683


First Recording

  • Pickard - The Flight of Icarus, The Spindle of Necessity, Channel Firing

Lindberg, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Brabbins

BIS 7318590015780

  • Marais – Sémélé

Mercer, Tauran, Azzaretti, Thébault, Dahlin, Dolié, Abadie, Labonnette,

Le Concert Spirituel, Niquet

Glossa 8424562016149

  • Wellesz - String Quartets Nos. 3, 4, 6

Artis Quartett Wien

Nimbus Records 710357582127


DVD: Opera / Ballet

  • Busoni - Doktor Faust

Hampson, Groissböck, Kunde, Macias, Trattnigg, Zysset, Chorus and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, Jordan, Grüber, Arroyo, Dessecker, Breisach

Arthaus Musik 807280128390

  • Adams - Doctor Atomic

Finley, Rivera, Owens, Fink, Maddalena, Glenn, Morris, Rabiner, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera, Renes, Sellars, Lobel, Ramicova

Opus Arte 809478009986

  • Donizetti - La Fille du Régiment

Dessay, Flórez, Palmer, Corbelli, Maxwell, French, Secombe, Price, Blanchard, The Royal Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Campanella, Pelly, Thomas, Lough

Virgin 5099951900298


DVD: Concerts

  • Christa Ludwig - The Birthday Edition (Schubert, Mahler, Wolf, Strauss, Bernstein)

Christa Ludwig, Charles Spencer, Sánchez Lansch, Viller

Arthaus Musik 807280208993

  • Lazar Berman - The 1988 Tokyo Recital (Schumann, Liszt, Wagner-Liszt, Schubert-Liszt, Rachmaninov)

Lazar Berman

Dynamic 8007144335939

  • Mahler - Symphony No.3

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Abbado, Beyer

EuroArts 880242563385


DVD: Documentaries

  • Itzhak Perlman - Virtuoso Violinist (Sarasate, Beethoven, etc.)

Perlman, Zukerman, Ashkenazy, Harrell, Canino, The Philharmonia Orchestra, Foster, etc.

Allegro Films 814446010048

  • Herbert von Karajan - Maestro for the Screen

Herbert von Karajan, Wübbolt

Arthaus 807280145991

  • Martha Argerich - Evening Talks

Martha Argerich, Gachot

Idéale Audience/EuroArts 899132000657

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's hope that Christoph Eschenbach, Renee Fleming, and the NSO bring Kaija Saariaho's 'Mirage' -- based upon poetry of Mexican healer María Sabína (1894-1985)-- to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.