The 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards

The 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards took place at London’s Kings Place. On this page you can find details of all the winners as well as listen to extracts from all of the winning recordings. Download free tracks from eight of our winning recordings on iTunes. Click here to claim your free music.

Plus you can watch the entire event by following the link below. Presented by Radio 4’s James Naughtie and BBC Music Magazine’s editor Oliver Condy, the ceremony features a whole host of guest presenters and artists.

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THE WINNERS

Scroll down to see all winners or click on the categories below: Recording of the year

  • Instrumental & Recording of the Year Winner
  • Opera Winner
  • Orchestral Winner
  • Choral Winner
  • Chamber Winner
  • Vocal Winner
  • DVD Award Winners
  • Jury Award Winners

Instrumental Award & Recording of the Year

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Schumann

Humoreske; Studies for the pedal piano; Gesänge der Frühe
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Virgin 6420220
Also nominated:
Ravel Complete solo piano music
 Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA 67731-2
Benjamin Grosvenor Piano music by Chopin, Liszt and Ravel
 Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Decca 478 3206

Opera Award

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Handel

Agrippina
Sunhae Im, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Jennifer Rivera, Bejun Mehta, Marcos Fink, Neal Davies, Dominique Visse, Daniel Schmutzhard; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/René Jacobs
Harmonia Mundi HMC 952088.90
Also nominated:
Donizetti Linda di Chamounix
 Eglise GutiĂ©rrez et al, etc; Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus/Mark Elder
Opera Rara ORC 43 165:33 mins (3 discs)
Prima Donna Vivaldi: Music from L’Olimpiade etc
 Orfeo 55/Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)
DG 476 4390

Orchestral Award

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Ravel, Debussy & Massenet

Ravel: Piano Concertos; Debussy: Fantasie; Massenet: Deux Impromptus, Toccata, Deux Pièces pour piano, Valse folle
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier
Chandos CHSA 5084 (hybrid CD/SACD)
Watch acceptance speech
Also nominated:
BartĂłk Rhapsodies Nos 1 & 2; Violin Concerto No. 2
 Barnabás Kelemen (violin); Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Hungaroton HSACD 32509 (hybrid CD/SACD)

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

Choral Award

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Victoria

Requiem Mass, 1605; Lobo: Versa est in luctum; Lamentations
Tenebrae/Nigel Short
Signum SIGCD248
Also nominated:
Parry Songs of Farewell etc
 Tenebrae/Nigel Short
Signum SIGCD267
Reich The Desert Music etc
 TonkĂĽnstler Orchestra of Lower Austria/Kristjan Järvi
Chandos CHSA 5091 (hybrid CD/SACD)

Chamber Award

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Mozart

String Quartets, K157, 458 & 589
Jerusalem Quartet
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902076
Also nominated:
Ben Johnston String Quartets Nos 1, 5 & 10
 Kepler Quartet
New World 80693-2
Purcell Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts
 Retrospect Trio
Linn CKD 374 (hybrid CD/SACD)

Vocal Award

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O Solitude

Songs and arias by Purcell
Andreas Scholl (countertenor); Accademia Bizantina/Stefano Montanari
Decca 478 2262
Also nominated:
Loewe Songs & Ballads
 Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Hyperion CDA 67866
Tief in der Nacht  Songs by Berg & KA Hartmann
 Juliane Banse (soprano), Aleksandar MadĹľar (piano)
ECM 476 3848

DVD Award

Mahler DVD Cover

Mahler

Symphony No. 9
Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
Accentus Music ACC20214
Also nominated:
Britten Billy Budd
 Jacques Imbrailo et al; LPO; The Glyndebourne Chorus/Mark Elder; dir. Michael Grandage
Opus Arte OA BD 7086D (and Blu-ray)
Strauss Elektra
 IrĂ©ne Theorin et al; Vienna Philharmonic; Vienna State Opera Chorus/Daniele Gatti; dir. Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Arthaus 101 559
Jury Award Winners

Newcomer Award

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Recital

Handel: Suite in B flat major; Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel; JS Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat, Fantasy and Fugue in G minor (transcr. Liszt); Liszt: VallĂ©e D’Obermann from AnnĂ©es de Pèlerinage
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
Avanti Classics 5414706 10342

Technical Excellence Award

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Berlioz

Grande Messe des Morts
Robert Murray (tenor); Gabrieli Consort and Players, WrocĹ‚aw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Chetham’s School of Music Brass Ensemble, Paul McCreesh
Winged Lion/Signum SIGCD280

Premiere Recording Award

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Harrison Birtwistle

Night’s Black Bird; The Shadow of Night; The Cry of Anubis
Owen Slade (tuba); The Hallé/Ryan Wigglesworth
NMC D156

Best DVD Documentary Award

Mahler DVD Cover

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Directed by Peter Raymont & Michèle Hozer
Drakes Avenue Pictures DAP7793