With the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 now open for voting, we’ll be offering a weekly podcast exploring the nominations in each category.
In this third instalment, which you can listen to on this page, editor Oliver Condy is joined by reviews editor Daniel Jaffé and chair of the Awards jury Helen Wallace to chat about the discs in the choral category.
This year’s nominated recordings include JS Bach’s Motets, Langgaard’s The Music of the Spheres and Poulenc’s Figure Humaine.
To let us know which disc you think should win a coveted Award this April, cast your vote now!
JS Bach: Motets
Yukari Nonoshita, Aki Matsui (soprano), Damien Guillon (countertenor), Satoshi Mizukoshi (tenor), Dominik Wörner (bass); Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki
BIS SACD-1841 (hybrid CD/SACD)
Langgaard: The Music of the Spheres; The Time of the End; From the Abyss
Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano), Hetna Regitze Bruun (mezzo-soprano), Peter Lodahl (tenor), Johan Reuter (baritone); Danish National Symphony Chorus & Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
Poulenc: Figure Humaine; Mass in G; Litanie à la Vierge Noire; Salve Regina; Un soir de neige; Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise
Tenebrae/Nigel Short Signum SIGCD 197
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