Explore the instrumental nominations for the 2011 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Listen to our podcast on the three shortlisted discs – and then cast your votes!


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 sixth 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 instrumental category.

To let us know which disc you think should win a coveted Award this April, cast your vote now!


Louis Couperin: Keyboard suites; Pavanne in F sharp minor Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)

Aparté AP 006 (2 discs)

Chopin: Chez Pleyel: selections of Preludes, Nocturnes and Mazurkas, plus the Grande Valse, Op. 42
Alain Planès (piano) 
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902052

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues
Alexander Melnikov (piano)
 Harmonia Mundi HMC 902019.20

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