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5 October 2021, 10:42 | Updated: 6 October 2021, 09:52
We bring you the Gramophone Awards 2021, as the classical world gathers – virtually – to celebrate the greatest recordings and most exciting artists. Here are all the winners and how to watch the ceremony.
Every year, The Gramophone Awards are presented by Gramophone, to celebrate the very best artists, pieces and recordings in classical music.
This year’s online ceremony will be hosted by Gramophone’s Editor-in-Chief James Jolly and star pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, from the VOCES8 Centre in London.
It will be available to watch live above and on Classic FM’s Facebook Page from 7pm on Tuesday 5 October, with this year’s Young Artist award sponsored by Classic FM.
Jolly said: “Even though live music has been absent from so many of our lives over the past 18 months, recorded music has continued to provide us with solace, escape and joy, and the 2021 Gramophone Classical Music Awards celebrate the amazing quality and richness of 11 albums that have caught our attention.
“Do join us on October 5, when Isata Kanneh-Mason and I will be not only presenting these 11 awards, but will also be revealing the special awards, including our new Artist of the Year, Young Artist, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, our 2021 Orchestra of the Year, our new Label of the Year and our inaugural Spatial Music Award.”
Beach & Elgar: Piano Quintets
Takács Quartet; Garrick Ohlsson (Hyperion)
Dussek: Messe solemnelle
AAM & Choir / Richard Egarr (AAM Records)
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos
Alina Ibragimova (violin); State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ / Vladimir Jurowski (Hyperion)
Pickard: The Gardener of Aleppo & other chamber works
Susan Bickley, Nash Ensemble / Martyn Brabbins (BIS)
Josquin: Masses – D’ung aultre amer; Faysant regretz; Hercules Dux Ferrarie
The Tallis Scholars / Peter Phillips (Gimell)
JS Bach: Lute Suites
Sean Shibe (Delphian)
Britten: Peter Grimes
Stuart Skelton, Erin Wall, Roderick Williams, Susan Bickley, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Robert Murray, James Gilchrist, Marcus Farnsworth, Bergen Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra, Edward Gardner (Chandos)
Franz Schmidt: The Complete Symphonies
Frankfurt RSO / Paavo Järvi (DG)
JS Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 – excerpts
Piotr Anderszewski (Warner Classics)
Verdi Opera Arias
Ludovic Tézier; Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Frédéric Chaslin (Sony Classical)
‘El Nour’ – Fatma Said
Malcolm Marineau et al, Vision Quartet (Warner Classics)
'I feel very honoured to receive these two awards. I'm very happy a lot of people got the chance to listen to "El Nour" and enjoy this music'@FatmaSaid accepts Gramophone's Young Artist of the Year and Song awards @ClassicFM @WarnerClassics— Gramophone (@GramophoneMag) October 5, 2021
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Edward Gardner and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra – Peter Grimes
Violinist James Ehnes
Soprano Gundula Janowitz
Egyptian soprano Fatma Said
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Watch The Gramophone Awards 2021 on Classic FM’s Facebook Page on Tuesday 5 October at 7pm.