The Winners 2014

Welcome to the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014 – the world's only classical music awards voted for by you. The votes have been counted, and now it's time to reveal the winners. Scroll down to find out who has triumphed in each category and listen to highlights from each of the recordings.

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

Recording of the Year Award

Elgar • Carter • Bruch

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Carter: Cello Concerto; Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim

Decca 478 2735

from Elgar’s Cello Concerto, I. Adagio – Moderato

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Elgar • Carter • Bruch

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Carter: Cello Concerto; Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim
Decca 478 2735

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Orchestral Award

Brahms

Symphonies Nos 1-4

Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly

Decca 478 5344

from Symphony No. 3, I. Allegro con brio – Un poco sostenuto; Symphony No. 1, IV. Adagio – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio

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Brahms

Symphonies Nos 1-4
Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig/Riccardo Chailly
Decca 478 5344

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R Strauss

Eine Alpensinfonie

SĂŁo Paulo Symphony Orchestra/Frank Shipway

BIS BIS-1950 (hybrid CD/SACD)

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R Strauss

Eine Alpensinfonie
SĂŁo Paulo Symphony Orchestra/Frank Shipway
BIS BIS-1950 (hybrid CD/SACD)

 

Szymanowski

Concert Overture; Symphonies Nos 2 & 4

Louis Lortie (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra/Edward Gardner

Chandos CHSA 5115 (hybrid CD/SACD)

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Szymanowski

Concert Overture; Symphonies Nos 2 & 4
Louis Lortie (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra/Edward Gardner
Chandos CHSA 5115 (hybrid CD/SACD)

Concerto Awards

Elgar • Carter • Bruch

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Carter: Cello Concerto; Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim

Decca 478 2735

from Elgar’s Cello Concerto, I. Adagio – Moderato

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Elgar • Carter • Bruch

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Carter: Cello Concerto; Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
Berlin Philharmonic/Sir Simon Rattle
Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim
Decca 478 2735 from Symphony No. 9, IV Finale: Misterioso, nicht schnell

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Hindemith

Viola Works, Vol. 1

Tabea Zimmermann (viola); Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Hans Graf

Myrios Classics MYR 010 (hybrid CD/SACD)

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Hindemith

Viola Works, Vol. 1
Tabea Zimmermann (viola); Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Hans Graf
Myrios Classics MYR 010 (hybrid CD/SACD)

 

BartĂłk

Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2

Isabelle Faust (violin); Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding

Harmonia Mundi HMC 902146

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BartĂłk

Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Isabelle Faust (violin); Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902146

Opera Award

Britten

Peter Grimes

Alan Oke, Giselle Allen et al; Chorus of Opera North; Chorus of Guildhall School of Music & Drama; Britten-Pears Orchestra/Steuart Bedford

Signum Classics SIGCD 348

Act I, Scene 2 ‘Now the Great Bear and Pleiades’; ‘For peace sake’

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Britten

Peter Grimes
Alan Oke, Giselle Allen et al; Chorus of Opera North; Chorus of Guildhall School of Music & Drama; Britten-Pears Orchestra/Steuart Bedford
Signum Classics SIGCD 348

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Britten

The Rape of Lucretia

Ian Bostridge, Susan Gritton, Christopher Purves; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble/Oliver Knussen

Erato 602 6722

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Britten

The Rape of Lucretia
Ian Bostridge, Susan Gritton, Christopher Purves; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble/Oliver Knussen
Erato 602 6722

 

Romantische Arien

Arias by Wagner, Schubert, Schumann, Nicolai and Weber

Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor); Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding

Sony Classical 88725422952

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Romantische Arien

Arias by Wagner, Schubert, Schumann, Nicolai and Weber
Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor); Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding
Sony Classical 88725422952

Vocal Award

Wagner

Arias from Die Walküre, Siegfried, Tannhäuser, Meistersinger, Rienzi and more; Wesendonck Lieder

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Donald Runnicles

Decca 478 5189

from ‘In fernem Land’ from Lohengrin; ‘Der Engel’ from Wesendonck Lieder

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Wagner

Arias from Die Walküre, Siegfried, Tannhäuser, Meistersinger, Rienzi and more; Wesendonck Lieder
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Donald Runnicles
Decca 478 5189

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Handel

Finest Arias for Base Voice

Christopher Purves (bass); Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen

Hyperion CDA 67842

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Handel

Finest Arias for Base Voice
Christopher Purves (bass); Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen
Hyperion CDA 67842

 

Eisler

Ernste Gesänge plus other Lieder

Matthias Goerne (baritone), Thomas Larcher (piano); Ensemble Resonanz

Harmonia Mundi HMC 902134

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Eisler

>Ernste Gesänge plus other Lieder
Matthias Goerne (baritone), Thomas Larcher (piano); Ensemble Resonanz
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902134

Chamber Award

Britten

War Requiem

Susan Gritton, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman, Wrocław Phil Choir; New College Choir trebles; Gabrieli Consort & Players/Paul McCreesh

Winged Lion/Signum SIGCD 340

from the Sanctus

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Britten War Requiem

Susan Gritton, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman, Wrocław Phil Choir; New College Choir trebles; Gabrieli Consort & Players/Paul McCreesh
Winged Lion/Signum SIGCD 340

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Pärt

Adam's Lament; plus other choral works

Latvian Radio Choir; Sinfonietta Riga; Vox Clamantis; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra/Tonu Kaljuste

ECM Records 476 4825

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Pärt

Adam's Lament; plus other choral works
Latvian Radio Choir; Sinfonietta Riga; Vox Clamantis; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra/Tonu Kaljuste
ECM Records 476 4825

 


Petrassi

Magnificat; Salmo IX

Sabina Cvilak (soprano); Coro Teatro Regio Torino/Claudio Feonglio; Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino/Ginanadrea Noseda

Chandos CHAN 10750

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Petrassi

Magnificat; Salmo IX
Sabina Cvilak (soprano); Coro Teatro Regio Torino/Claudio Feonglio; Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino/Ginanadrea Noseda
Chandos CHAN 10750

Choral Award

Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn

Quartets

Quatuor Ebène

Erato 464 5462

Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 6, II. Allegro assai

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Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn

Quartets
Quatuor Ebène
Erato 464 5462

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Couperin

Suites Nos 1 & 2 for viola de gamba and continuo; Concerts Nos 2 & 3 for two violas da gamba
Paolo Pandolfo, Amélie Chemin (viola da gamba), Thomas Boysen (theorbo), Markus Hünninger (harpsichord)

Glossa GCD 920414

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Couperin

Suites Nos 1 & 2 for viola de gamba and continuo; Concerts Nos 2 & 3 for two violas da gamba
Paolo Pandolfo, Amélie Chemin (viola da gamba), Thomas Boysen (theorbo), Markus Hünninger (harpsichord)
Glossa GCD 920414

 

Franck & Richard Strauss

Violin Sonatas
Augustin Dumay (violin), Louis Lortie (piano)

Onyx ONYX 4096

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Franck & Richard Strauss

Violin Sonatas
Augustin Dumay (violin), Louis Lortie (piano)
Onyx ONYX 4096

Choral Award

Guardian Angel

Works by JS Bach, Matteis, Tartini, Pisendel and Biber

Rachel Podger (violin)

Channel CCS SA 35513

Tartini’s Sonata in B minor, No. 13, I. Andante

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Guardian Angel

Works by JS Bach
Matteis, Tartini, Pisendel and Biber Rachel Podger (violin)
Channel CCS SA 35513

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JS Bach

English Suites

Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Harmonia Mundi HMU 907591.92

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JS Bach

English Suites
Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907591.92

 

Mompou

Piano Works

Arcadi Volodos (piano)

Sony Classical 88765433262

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Mompou

Piano Works
Arcadi Volodos (piano)
Sony Classical 88765433262

Jury Award Winners
Jury Award - Newcomer Award

Beethoven

The Late Piano Sonatas: Sonatas Nos 28-32

Igor Levit (piano)

Sony Classical 88883703872

from Sonata No. 30, Op. 109: Vivace ma non troppo

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Beethoven

The Late Piano Sonatas: Sonatas Nos 28-32
Igor Levit (piano)
Sony Classical 88883703872

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George Benjamin

Written on Skin; Duet for piano and orchestra

Barbara Hannigan, Christopher Purves, Bejun Mehta, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Allan Clayton; Mahler Chamber Orchestra/George Benjamin

Nimbus NI 5885

from Act 1, Scene 1: Chorus of Angels

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George Benjamin

Written on Skin; Duet for piano and orchestra
Barbara Hannigan, Christopher Purves, Bejun Mehta, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Allan Clayton; Mahler Chamber Orchestra/George Benjamin
Nimbus NI 5885

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DVD Award

Puccini

Tosca

Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lukas Jakobski, Jeremy White, etc; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Antonio Pappano; dir. Jonathan Kent (Covent Garden, 2012)

Warner Classics 404 0639

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Puccini

Tosca
Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lukas Jakobski, Jeremy White, etc; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Antonio Pappano; dir. Jonathan Kent (Covent Garden, 2012)
Warner Classics 404 0639

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DVD Award

The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll

Presented by Gerard Brooks

Fugue State Films FSF-DVD-004

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The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll

Presented by Gerard Brooks
Fugue State Films FSF-DVD-004

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