We would like to congratulate Jakub Hrůša, Steven Isserlis, Vladimir Jurowski, Stéphane Degout, Sandrine Piau, Mitsuko Uchida, Leif Ove Andsnes and Johan Dalene for being featured in Gramophone’s ‘The Best Classical Musical Albums of 2022’!
Jakub Hrůša was awarded for his collaboration with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Brahms Symphony No 1 Dvořák Symphony No 6. Gramophone wrote, “A superb chance to hear Covent Garden’s next Music Director in Brahms and Dvořák, with a particularly fine recording of the latter’s Symphony No 6.”
Steven Isserlis was awarded for his album, A Golden Cello Decade. Gramophone wrote, “Any programme by cellist Steven Isserlis is always chosen, prepared and ultimately performed with devotion; joined here by pianist Connie Shih, this is another wonderful album.”
Vladimir Jurowski was awarded for his collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra, Jurowski Conducts Stravinsky, Vol 1. Gramophone wrote, “Magnificent interpretations of The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, just two parts of a generous opening to a three-album series.”
Stéphane Degout was awarded for the album, Ravel Piano Concertos. Songs. Gramophone wrote, “An album that wonderfully reveals Ravel’s originality; richly coloured pianism, performed on a beautiful sounding 1892 Pleyel, is echoed in Les Siècles’s period playing and Stéphane Degout’s songs.”
Sandrine Piau was awarded for the album, Rivales. Gramophone wrote, “Two of today’s finest sopranos, Véronique Gens and Sandrine Piau, reveal their complete mastery of bringing this sort of repertoire to compelling theatrical life.”
Mitsuko Uchida was awarded for her album, Beethoven ‘Diabelli’ Variations. Gramophone wrote, “This revelatory recording of the Diabelli Variations – Mitsuko Uchida’s first solo album for almost a decade – stands out as a dazzling addition to this work’s rich interpretative history. A superb release.”
Leif Ove Andsnes was awarded for his album, Mozart Momentum 1786. Gramophone wrote, “Volume two of ‘Mozart Momentum’ is every bit as brilliant as the first; focusing on works from 1786, it’s as rich in collaborative spirit as in pianistic refinement.”
Johan Dalene was awarded for his collaboration with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Nielsen. Sibelius Violin Concertos. Gramophone wrote, “The violinist Johan Dalene further impresses with performances of two great concertos that sit among the very finest.”
Mitsuko Uchida, Leif Ove Andsnes and Johan Dalene are managed in association with Enticott Music Management.
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