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 Awards  Gramophone Awards 2014: Shortlist

Gramophone Awards 2014: ShortlistThe annual Gramophone Classical Music Awards are perhaps the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated awards in the business: often referred to as the 'Oscars of classical music', they celebrate the recent recording work of some of today's greatest musicians. As the newly-revealed shortlist for 2014 indicates, there are going to be some particularly difficult decisions coming up this year: with 72 discs in 12 categories, the list sees relative newcomers such as Igor Levit and Arcadi Volodos pitted against veterans like Mitsuko Uchida and András Schiff for the Instrumental Award (exclusively the province of pianists this year!), whilst the Gewandhausorchester, London Symphony Orchestra and Lucerne Festival Orchestra are among those battling it out in the Orchestral category.

On 20th August, the top three discs in each category will be announced; the final verdicts will then be revealed online on 27th August and celebrated on 17th September in an evening ceremony at St John's Smith Square, which will be co-hosted by Presto and feature live performances from some of the winners.

You can read full reviews of all the shortlisted titles in a special free-to-view digital magazine which Gramophone have produced in association with Presto - have a browse here!

Baroque Instrumental

CPE Bach: Württemberg Sonatas

Mahan Esfahani

Available Format: CD

Bach, J S: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051 (complete)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

Available Format: SACD

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suites Nos. 1-4, BWV1066-1069

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Corelli: The Complete Concerti Grossi

Amandine Beyer (violin) Gli Incogniti

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

J.H. Schmelzer: Sacro-Profanus

Ensemble Masques, Olivier Fortin

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Telemann: Ouvertures à 8 for 3 oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo

Zefiro Baroque Orchestra, Alfredo Bernardini

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Baroque Vocal

CPE Bach: Magnificat

RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann

Available Format: CD

Bach, J S: St John Passion, BWV245

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Cologne Chamber Choir, Collegium Cartusianum, Peter Neumann

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Handel: Serse

Anna Stéphany, David Daniels et al; Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Bartłomiej Pękiel: Missa Concertata La Lombardesca

The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Chamber

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas

Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin

Available Format: CD

Beethoven: Piano Trios Nos. 6 & 7

Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Schubert: Death And The Maiden & String Quintet In C Major

Pavel Haas Quartet

Available Format: CD

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 33 Nos. 1-6 (complete)

The London Haydn Quartet

Available Format: CD

Schubert: Complete works for violin and piano

Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien

Available Format: CD

Choral

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique & Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Delius: Sea Drift & Cynara

Roderick Williams, Hallé, Sir Mark Elder

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op. 58

Collegium Vocale Gent, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe

Available Format: CD

Hindemith: Messe, Six Chansons, Apparebit repentina dies

Stuttgart Southwest Radio Vocal Ensemble, Marcus Creed

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Mozart: Requiem (Reconstruction of first performance)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt

Available Format: SACD

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances & The Bells

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Contemporary

Adams, J: The Gospel According To The Other Mary

Los Angeles Philharmonic & Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Julian Anderson: Fantasias, The Crazed Moon & The Discovery of Heaven

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, Ryan Wigglesworth

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Benjamin, G: Written on Skin

Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta, Christopher Purves, Royal Opera House, George Benjamin

Available Format: DVD Video

Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem

Roderick Williams, BBC Singers & Nash Ensemble, Nicholas Kok

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Augusta Read Thomas: Selected Works for Orchestra

MusicNOW Ensemble et al, Pierre Boulez, Oliver Knussen

Available Format: CD

Erkki-Sven Tüür: Symphony No. 7 & Piano Concerto

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Concerto

Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Isabelle Faust, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Chopin: Piano Concertos

Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jun Märkl

Available Format: SACD

Great Works for Flute and Orchestra

Sharon Bezaly, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Neeme Järvi

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5 (Complete)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Sibelius & Adès: Violin Concertos

Augustin Hadelich, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Stravinsky & Prokofiev: Violin Concertos

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

Available Formats: MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Early Music

Machaut: Songs from Le Voir Dit

The Orlando Consort

Available Format: CD

Marenzio: Primo Libro di Madrigali 1580

La Compagnia del Madrigale

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Lasso: Lagrime di San Pietro

Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed

Contrapunctus, Owen Rees

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas & Magnificats

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

Available Format: CD

The Phoenix Rising

Stile Antico

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Instrumental

Beethoven: Diabelli-Variationen

András Schiff

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas

Igor Levit

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Busoni: Late Piano Music

Marc-André Hamelin

Available Format: CD

Handel: The Eight Great Suites

Danny Driver

Available Format: CD

Schumann: Piano Works

Mitsuko Uchida

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Volodos plays Mompou

Arcadi Volodos

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Opera

Berlioz: Les Troyens

Bryan Hymel, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anna Caterina Antonacci; Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir David McVicar

Available Format: DVD Video

Britten: Peter Grimes

Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, David Kempster; Britten–Pears Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Available Format: DVD Video

Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588

Miah Persson, Rolando Villazón; Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Ravel: L’Enfant et les Sortilèges & l’Heure Espagnole

Glyndebourne Festival 2012; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuki Ono, Laurent Pelly

Available Format: DVD Video

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Evgeny Nikitin, Ingela Brimberg, Sally Matthews; Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Marc Minkowski

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Wagner: Götterdämmerung

Lance Ryan, Iréne Theorin, Mikhail Petrenko; Teatro alla Scala, Daniel Barenboim, Guy Cassiers

Available Format: DVD Video

Orchestral

Beethoven: The Symphonies

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Brahms: The Symphonies

Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Heinz Holliger

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Recital

Arise, my Muse

Iestyn Davies, Richard Egarr et al

Available Format: CD

Bel Canto from Monteverdi to Verdi

Simone Kermes, Concerto Köln, Christoph-Mathias Mueller

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Che puro ciel

Bejun Mehta, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

I Viaggi di Faustina

Roberta Invernizzi, I Turchini, Antonio Florio

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Porpora: Farinelli Arias

Philippe Jaroussky, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Pure Handel

Maria Keohane, European Union Baroque Orchestra,Lars Ulrik Mortensen

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Solo vocal

Britten: Canticles I-V

Mark Padmore, Iestyn Davies, Marcus Farnsworth, Julius Drake

Available Format: CD

Rachmaninov: Songs

Evelina Dobraceva, Ekaterina Siurina, Andrei Bondarenko et al; Iain Burnside

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

Schubert: Winterreise D911

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake

Available Format: CD

Schubert: Winterreise D911

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch

Available Formats: MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge & Ten Blake Songs

Mark Padmore, Britten Sinfonia

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Wolfgang Holzmair & Imogen Cooper: Songs by Schumann & Reimann

Wolfgang Holzmair, Imogen Cooper

Available Format: CD