Voting is open for the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015. The nominated recordings in our tenth annual Awards have been announced and this is your chance to have a say in choosing and rewarding the finest recordings of the past year.
Editor of BBC Music Magazine, Oliver Condy, says: 'This year’s nominations contain an extraordinary level of imagination, richness and diversity. Behind each and every one is a dedicated and hard-working team of musicians and recording engineers who have produced something akin to musical alchemy.'
He adds: 'Readers will have a tricky task ahead in voting for the best recordings as they’re all worthy winners in my eyes.'
Our jury of experts, chaired by consultant editor Helen Wallace, has chosen 21 recordings in seven categories – Concerto, Orchestral, Instrumental, Chamber, Opera, Vocal and Choral – from the 1,200 new recordings we reviewed in 2014.
Who wins now is up to you. Visit classical-music.com/awards2015 now to hear extracts from the nominated discs and cast your votes. The winners will be announced in the May 2015 issue of BBC Music Magazine.
All voters will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a Yamaha hi-fi system worth over £700*, plus a copy of all the nominated discs. A runner-up will receive a Yamaha Relit Bluetooth speaker and all the nominated discs.
Voting closes on 28 February 2015.
* hi-fi system includes Yamaha A-S301 amplifier, CD-N301 networkable CD player and two NS-BP300 speakers