The BBC Music Magazine Awards 2019

We announce the winners of this year's BBC Music Magazine Awards

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Recording of the Year

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Works by JS Bach; transcriptions of Bach by Wilhelm Kempff, August Stradal, Ferrucio Busoni, Víkingur Ólafsson, Sergei Rachmaninov and Alexander Siloti

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Deutsche Grammophon 483 5022

Orchestral

Mahler

Symphony No. 1

Düsseldorf Symphony/Adám Fischer

Avi AVI8553390

Concerto

Rachmaninov

Piano Concertos Nos 2 and 4; excerpts from JS Bach’s Partita in E for solo violin, arr. Rachmaninov

Daniil Trifonov (piano); Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Deutsche Grammophon 483 5335

Opera

Handel

Acis and Galatea

Lucy Crowe, Allan Clayton, Benjamin Hulett, Neal Davies, Jeremy Budd; Early Opera Company/Christian Curnyn

Chandos CHSA 0404(2)

Choral

A Rose Magnificat

Works by Leighton, Tallis, Warlock, White, MacMillan, Sheppard, Park, Wylkynson, Howells, Lane and Martin
Gabrieli Consort/Paul McCreesh

Signum SIGCD 536

Vocal

Schumann & Mahler: Lieder

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39; Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister; Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Florian Boesch (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Linn CKD 511

Chamber

Debussy The Late Works

Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Xavier de Maistre (harp), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Magali Mosnier (flute), Alexander Melnikov, Javier Perianes, Tanguy De Williencourt (piano)

Harmonia Mundi HMM 902303

Instrumental

JS Bach

Works by JS Bach; transcriptions of Bach by Wilhelm Kempff, August Stradal, Ferrucio Busoni, Víkingur Ólafsson, Sergei Rachmaninov and Alexander Siloti

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Deutsche Grammophon 483 5022

Jury Awards

Personality of the Year

Tasmin Little (violin)

Newcomer of the Year

Laura van der Heijden (cello)

1948

Works by Prokofiev, Shaporin, Myaskovsky and Lyadov

Laura van der Heijden (cello), Petr Limonov (piano)

Champs Hill Records CHRCD136

Premiere

Widmann Violin Concerto

Widmann Concerto; 24 Duets (selection); Hunt Quartet

Antoine Tamestit (viola); Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Harding; Marc Bouchkov (violin), Bruno Philippe (cello); Signum Quartet

Harmonia Mundi HMM 902268

DVD

Britten

Billy Budd

Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), Toby Spence (Edward Fairfax Vere), Brindley Sherratt (John Claggart) et al; Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real Madrid/Ivor Bolton; dir. Deborah Warner (Madrid, 2017)

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