Gramophone Award

The Gramophone Awards are one of the most significant honours bestowed on the classical record industry, often referred to as the "Oscars" for classical music.Fact|date=July 2007 The winners are selected annually by critics for "The Gramophone" Magazine and various members of the industry, including retailers, broadcasters, arts administrators, and musicians. Awards are usually presented in September each year in London.

Gramophone Awards of the 2000s

2008

Artist of the Year – Hilary Hahn

Young Artist of the Year – Maxim Rysanov

The Gold Disc – Saint-Saëns - Stephen Hough

Lifetime Achievement – André Previn

Early Music – Dr. Edward Higginbottom

Special Achievement – Sir Peter Moore

Classic FM Award for Audience Innovation – Tasmin Little

Label of the Year – Hyperion

2007

Artist of the Year – Julia Fischer

Lifetime Achievement – Montserrat Caballé

Young Artist of the Year – Vasily Petrenko

Special Achievement – Christopher Raeburn

Label of the Year – Deutsche Grammophon

Concerto (Record of the Year) – Brahms Piano Concertos
Nelson Freire; Leipzig Gewandaus Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly (Decca)

Baroque instrumental – Handel Concerti Grossi Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr (Harmonia Mundi)

Baroque vocal – Handel Messiah (Dublin version, 1742); Dunedin Consort & Players / John Butt (Linn Records)

Chamber – Haas and Janácek String Quartets Pavel Haas Quartet (Supraphon)

Choral – Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem Dorothea Röschmann; Thomas Quasthoff; Berlin Radio Choir; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (EMI)

Contemporary – Julian Anderson Alhambra Fantasy
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oliver Knussen (Ondine)

DVD – Julian Bream: My Life in Music(Avie)

Early Music – Byrd Laudibus in sanctis The Cardinall’s Music (Hyperion)

History archive – Wagner Götterdämmerung Bayreuth Festival Opera / Joseph Keilberth (Testament)

Historic reissue – Moeran Symphony etc
London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonia / Sir Adrian Boult (Lyrita)

Instrumental – Bach Cello Suites, Steven Isserlis (Hyperion)

Opera – Rossini Matilde di Shabran Conducted by Riccardo Frizza (Decca)

Orchestral – Prokofiev Complete Symphonies
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (Philips)

Recital – Simon Keenlyside: Tales of Opera Munich Radio Orchestra / Ulf Schirmer (Sony Classical)

Solo vocal – R. Strauss Lieder Jonas Kaufmann; Helmut Deutsch (Harmonia Mundi)

Editor's Choice – Mahler Symphony No. 2
Budapest Festival Orchestra / Ivan Fischer (Channel Classics)

2006

Artist of the Year
Angela Hewitt

Label of the Year Virgin Classics

Lifetime Achievement
Sir Charles Mackerras

Classic FM Listeners' Choice
Alison Balsom

Editor's Choice Stanford - Orchestral Songs Gerald Finley; BBC NOW/Richard Hickox

Orchestral (Record of the Year)
Mahler - Symphony No. 6
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Claudio Abbado

Chamber Taneyev - Chamber Music Vadim Repin; Ilya Gringolts; Nobuko Imai; Lunn Harrell; Mikhail Pletnev

Solo Vocal
Schubert - Abendbilder Christian Gerhaher; Gerold Huber

Contemporary
Magnus Lindberg - Clarinet Concerto Kari Kriikku; Finnish RSO/Sakari Oramo

Historic Archive
Wagner - Siegfried Bayreuth Festival/Keilberth

Instrumental
Szymanowski - Piano Works Piotr Anderszewski

2004

Artist of the Year
Magdalena Kožená

Lifetime Achievement
London Symphony Orchestra

Special Achievement Peter Alward

Label of the Year
Telarc

Classic fM Listeners' Choice
Bryn Terfel

Opera (Record of the Year)
Mozart "Le nozze di Figaro"Soloists; Ghent Collegium Vocale; Concerto Köln / René JacobsHarmonia Mundi HMC90 1818/20

Early Music
Orlando Gibbons "Consorts for viols", Phantasm (Avie)

Concerto
Edvard Grieg and Robert Schumann Piano Concertos Leif Ove Andsnes - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (EMI)

Baroque Vocal
Antonio Vivaldi "Vespri Solenni per la Festa dell'Assunzione di Maria Vergine" Soloists, Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini (Naïve Opus 111)

Historic Reissue
Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy, Henri Duparc, Maurice Ravel "Mélodies" Gérard Souzay (baritone), Jacqueline Bonneau (piano), Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire / Edouard Lindenberg (Testament)

Orchestral
Arnold Bax "The Symphonies", BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Vernon Handley (Chandos)

2003

Artist of the Year
Marin Alsop

Lifetime Achievement Award
Leontyne Price

Début Disc and Editor’s Choice Prokofiev; Scriabin; Stravinsky; Tchaikovksy Piano Works, Simon Trpceski

Classic fM Listener’s Choice
Cecilia Bartoli

Special Achievement Award
Vernon Handley

Label of the Year
Harmonia Mundi

Chamber Music (Record of the Year)
Schumann "String Quartets Nos 1 & 3" - Zehetmair Quartet

Concerto
Antonio Vivaldi, Violin Concertos, Op 4, "La Stravaganza", Arte dei Suonatori, Rachel Podger Channel Classics CCS19598)

Instrumental
Chopin, Etudes, Opp 10 & 12, Murray Perahia (Sony Classical SK61885)

Choral
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Masses, Collegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox (Chandos Records)

Opera
Benjamin Britten, The Turn of the Screw, Ian Bostridge, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding (Virgin Classics)

2002

Artist of the Year
Maxim Vengerov

Lifetime Achievement
Mirella Freni

Orchestral (Record of the Year)
Saint-Saëns, Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra, Stephen Hough/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo (Hyperion)

Baroque Instrumental
Biber, Violin Sonatas Nos 2, 3, 5 & 7. Nisi Dominus. Passacaglia, Sonnerie/Thomas Guthrie (ASV Gaudeamus)

Baroque Vocal
Monteverdi, Selva morale e spirituale, Cantus Cölln / Concerto Palatino / Konrad Junghänel (Harmonia Mundi)

Chamber
Beethoven, Three String Quartets, Rasumovsky, Op 59. String Quartet in E flat, 'Harp', Op 74, Takács Quartet (Decca)

Choral
Schoenberg, Gurrelieder, Schoenberg Gurrelieder Karita Mattila / Anne Sofie von Otter / Thomas Moser / Philip Langridge / Thomas Quasthoff / Berlin Radio Chorus / MDR Radio Chorus, Leipzig / Ernst Senff Choir / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (EMI)

Concerto
Saint-Saëns, "Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra", Stephen Hough / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (Hyperion)

Contemporary
Birtwistle, Pulse Shadows, Claron McFadden / Arditti Quartet / Nash Ensemble / Reimbert de Leeuw (Teldec)

Early Music
Marenzio, Madrigals, Marenzio Madrigals Il Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini (Opus 111)

Instrumental
Grieg, Lyric Pieces—excerpts, Leif Ove Andsnes (EMI)

Opera
Berlioz, Les Troyens, Ben Heppner / Michelle DeYoung / Petra Lang / Sara Mingardo / Peter Mattei / Stephen Milling / Kenneth Tarver / Toby Spence / Orlin Annastassov / Tigran Martirossian / Isabelle Cals / Alan Ewing / Guang Yang / Andrew Greenan / Roderick Earle / Bülent Bezd (LSO Live)

Vocal
Chaminade, Mots d'amour, Anne Sofie von Otter / Bengt Forsberg / Nils-Erik Sparf / Peter Jablonski (DG)

Recital
Gluck, Italian Arias, Cecilia Bartoli / Akadema für Alte Musik, Berlin / Bernhard Forck (Decca)

Editor's Choice
R Strauss, "Four Last Songs", Soile Isokoski / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Marek Janowski (Ondine)

Debut RecordingJonathan Lemalu sings songs by Brahms, Fauré, Finzi etc, Jonathan Lemalu / Roger Vignoles (EMI Debut)

DVD
John Adams, "El Niño", Dawn Upshaw / Lorraine Hunt Lieberson / Willard White / Maîtrise de Paris Children’s Choir / London Voices / Theatre of Voices / Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, Berlin / Kent Nagano / Peter Sellars (Stage director) / Peter Maniura (Video director) (ArtHaus Musik)

2001

Orchestral (Record of the Year)
Vaughan Williams, "A London Symphony" and Butterworth, "The Banks of Green Willow", London Symphony Orchestra / Hickox (Chandos Records)

Baroque Instrumental
Bach, "Partitas, BWV 825-30", Trevor Pinnock (Hannsler Classic)

Baroque Vocal
Bach, "St. Matthew Passion", Christoph Prégardien tenor Evangelist; Matthias Goerne baritone Christus; Christine Schäfer, Dorothea Röschmann sopranos; Bernarda Fink, Elisabeth von Magnus contraltos; Michael Schade, Markus Schäfer tenors; Dietrich Henschel, Oliver Widmer basses; Vienna Boys’ Choir; Arnold (Teldec)

Chamber
Vaughan Williams, "String Quartets Nos 1 & 2. Phantasy Quintet, Maggini Quartet" with Garfield Jackson (Naxos Records)

Choral
Britten, AMDG. "Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’". "Chorale after an Old French Carol". "A Hymn to the Virgin". "Sacred and Profane, Op 91", Polyphony/Stephen Layton (Hyperion)

Concerto
Schoenberg, "Piano Concerto", Mitsuko Uchida/Cleveland Orchestra/Pierre Boulez (Philips)

Contemporary
Boulez, "Anthèmes 2. Messagesquisse. Sur incises", Ensemble Intercontemporain/Pierre Boulez (DG)

Early Music
Gesualdo, Il quarto libro di madrigali, La Venexiana/Claudio Cavina (Glossa) Instrumental
Bach, Goldberg Variations, Murray Perahia (Sony Classical)

Opera
Massenet, Manon, Angela Gheorghiu/Roberto Alagna/Chorus and SO of La Monnaie/Antonio Pappano (EMI)

VocalLove Songs, Magdalena Kožená/Graham Johnson (DG)

RecitalFrench Arias, Roberto Alagna/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Betrand de Billy (EMI)

Editor's Choice
Handel, Rinaldo, David Daniels Cecilia Bartoli/Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood (Decca L'Oiseau-Lyre)

Debut Recording
Debussy, Dutilleux, Ravel, String Quartets, Belcea Quartet (EMI)

DVD
Berlioz, La damnation de Faust, Vesselina Kasarova/Willard White/Staatskapelle Dresden/Sylvian Cambreling (ArtHaus Musik)

Retailer of the YearBath Compact Discs

Artist of the Year
Cecilia Bartoli

Classic fM People's Choice Award
Verdi, Verdi: Heroines, Angela Gheorghiu; Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Milan/Chailly (Decca)

Lifetime Achievement
Victoria de los Angeles

2000

Artist of the Year
Antonio Pappano

Classic FM People's Choice Award
Verdi, Verdi: Heroines, Angela Gheorghiu; Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Milan/Chailly (Decca)

Special Achievement
Wagner, Götterdämmerung, soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival/Knapperstsbusch (Testament)

Lifetime Achievement
Carlo Bergonzi

Orchestral (Record of the Year)
Mahler, Symphony No 10 in F sharp, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle (EMI)

Baroque InstrumentalPandolfi, Violin Sonatas Op 3 Nos 1-6; Op 4 Nos 1-6, Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr (Harmonia Mundi)

Baroque Vocal
Handel, "Acis and Galatea", Les Arts Florissants/William Christie (Erato)

Chamber
Shostakovich, Complete String Quartets (Nos 1-15), Emerson Quartet (DG)

ChoralL Boulanger, Faust et Hélène: Psaume 24. D’un soir triste. D’un matin de printemps. Psaume 130, ‘Du fond de l’abîme,’ Dawson, Murray, Bottone, Mackenzie, Howard; CBSO Chorus; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Tortelier (Chandos)

Concerto
Haydn, Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 11, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Andsnes (EMI)

Contemporary
Elliott Carter, Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei. Clarinet Concerto, Elliott Carter (DG)

Early Music
William Byrd, Complete Keyboard Works, Davitt Moroney (Hyperion) Instrumental Godowsky, The Complete Studies on Chopin’s Etudes, Marc-André Hamelin (Hyperion)

Opera
Karol Szymanowski, King Roger. Symphony No 4 ‘Symphonia concertante,' Op 60, soloists; CBS Youth Chorus; CBS Chorus; Andsnes; CBSO/Rattle (EMI)

Recital
Verdi, Verdi: Heroines, Angela Gheorghiu; Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Milan/Chailly (Decca)

Retailer of the YearHMV 150 Oxford Street & Bath Compact Discs

Vocal
Barbara Bonney, Diamonds in the Snow: Songs by Alfvén, Grieg, Sibelius, Sjöberg and Stenhammar, Antonio Pappano (Decca)

Gramophone Awards in the 1990s

1999

Artist of the Year
Martha Argerich

Special AchievementPhilip's Great Pianists of the 20th Century

Lifetime Achievement
Isaac Stern

Opera (Record of the Year)
Antonín Dvořák, "Rusalka", Mackerras (Decca)

Editor's ChoiceNaxos's British music series

Baroque InstrumentalJacquet de la Guerre, Premiére livre, Carole Cerasi (Metronome)

Baroque Vocal
A Scarlatti, "Il primo omicidio", René Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi)

20th-Century VocalHanns Eisler, Hollywood Songbook, Goerne; Schneider (Decca)

Chamber
Robert Schumann, Piano Trios, Florestan Trio (Hyperion)

20th-Century ChamberElliott Carter, String Quartets, Arditti Quartett (Auvidis)

Concerto
Frédéric Chopin, Piano Concertos, Martha Argerich/Dutoit (EMI)

20th-Century Concerto
Maurice Ravel, Piano Concertos, Krystian Zimerman; Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon|DG)

Early Music
Guillaume Dufay, Missa, Jacobi Binchois Consort/Kirkman (Hyperion)

20th-Century Opera
Carl Nielsen, Maskarade, Schirmer (Decca)

ContemporaryToru Takemitsu, Quotation of Dream, Knussen (DG)

Instrumental
Arcadi Volodos, Arcadi Volodos Live at Carnegie Hall (Sony Classical)

20th-Century Instrumental
Luciano Berio, Sequenzas, various artists (DG)

Orchestral
Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 4, Wand (RCA)

20th-Century OrchestralEdgar Varése, Complete Orchestral Works, Riccardo Chailly (Decca)

Solo Vocal
Ludwig van Beethoven, Lieder, Stephen Genz; Vignoles (Hyperion)

Recital
Renée Fleming, "I Want Magic!", Renée Fleming; Levine (Decca)

1998

Artist of the Year
Riccardo Chailly

Lifetime AchievementMenahem Pressler

Choral (Record of the Year)Martin, Pizzetti, Die Schöpfung, Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell (Hyperion)

Editor's Choice
Thomas Adès, Adès: Arcadiana Op. 12. The origin of the harp, soloists; Endellion Quartet; London Sinfonietta; King's College Choir, Cambridge/Adès, Stenz, Cleobury (EMI Debut)

Baroque Non-VocalLes Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, Rameau—Overtures (L'Oiseau-Lyre)

Baroque Vocal
Monteverdi, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini Chamber Bartok, String quartets, Takacs Quartet (Decca)

ConcertoJoshua Bell, Barber, Bloch, Walton, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/David Zinman (Decca)

ContemporaryAndrew Davis, Martyn Brabbins, Birtwistle, soloists; BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis, Martyn Brabbins (NMC)

Early MusicCanciones and Ensaladas, Harmonia, Ensemble Clément Janequin/Dominique Visse (Mundi)

Early Opera
Rameau, Les fêtes d'Hébé, Soloists; Les Arts Florissants Chorus and Orchestra/William Christie (Erato)

Film MusicKenneth Alwyn, The Ladykillers, Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Kenneth Alwyn (Silva Screen)

InstrumentalStephen Hough, Mompou (Hyperion)

Music TheatreKander & Ebb, Chicago, Broadway Cast/Rob Fisher (RCA Victor)

Opera
Rossini, "Il Turko in Italia", soloists; Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly (Decca)

Orchestral
Bartók, "The Miraculous Mandarin", Hungarian Radio Chorus; Budapest Festival Orchestra/Ivan Fischer (Philips)

Solo Vocal
Schumann, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake (EMI)

Best-selling disc
James Horner, Titanic–Original Soundtrack (Sony Classical)

1997

Record of the year & Opera
Puccini: La rondine, London Voices; London SO / Pappano, EMI

Baroque non-vocal
Purcell: Fantazias, Joanna Levine; Susanna Pell; Phantasm, Simax

Baroque vocal
Caldara: Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis / Rene Jacobs, Harmonia Mundi

Chamber
Ravel: Violin Sonatas etc, Juillet; Mork; Rogé, Decca

Choral
Haydn: Die Schöpfung, Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists / Gardiner, Archiv Produktion

Concerto
Szymanowski: Violin Concertos etc, Zehetmair; Avenhaus; CBSO / Rattle, EMI

Contemporary
Ligeti: Etudes, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Sony Classical

Early music
Ockeghem: Requiem etc, The Clerks' Group / Edward Wickham, ASV

Early opera
Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, Les Arts Florissants / Christie, Erato

Engineering
Dyson: The Canterbury Pilgrims, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Hickox, Chandos

Film music
Hermann: Vertigo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra / McNeely, Varese Sarabande

Instrumental
Handel Scarlatti: Keyboard Suites and Sonatas, Murray Perahia, Sony Classical

Music theatreLerner & Loewe: My Fair Lady, National Symphony Orchestra / J. Owen Edwards, TER

Orchestral
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4, London SO / Davis, RCA

Solo vocal
Schumann: Complete Lieder Vol. 1, Christine Schafer; Graham Johnson, Hyperion

Video
Berg: Lulu, Soloists; London PO / Davis, NVC Arts

Young Artist of the Year
Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1. Solo Vi, Isabelle Faust; Ewa Kupiec, Harmonia Mundi

Britannia Music Members' awardSomething Wonderful: Bryn Terfel sings Rodgers, Terfel; Chorus of Opera North; English Northern Philharmonia / Daniel, Deutsche Grammophon

Best-selling discAgnus Dei, New College Choir, Oxford / Higginbottom, Erato

Artist of the Year
Yo-Yo Ma

Lifetime achievement
Mstislav Rostropovich

External links

* [http://www.gramophone.co.uk/currentwin.asp current Gramophone Awards winners]


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