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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD NOMINEES!

BBC Music Magazine has announced the nominees for its 2018 Awards. There are some splendid nominations this year and we have many of them available for download on our site.

Cast your votes here for a chance to win all the nomiated discs!

 

CHAMBER AWARD

 

A Noble & Melancholy Instrument: music for horns and pianos of the 19th century

A unique combination of recital and history lesson, with a young British team performing music from between 1800 and 1942 on no less than eight different historic instruments. This gives us the opportunity to hear the works on instruments that the different composers would have recognised.

'...Frank-Gemmill and Beatson enter the fray with fearless alacrity...' BBC Music Magazine

 

CONCERTO AWARD

 

Fagerlund & Aho: Bassoon Concertos

Here the respective concertos for bassoon and orchestra of Kalevi Aho and his younger colleague Sebastian Fagerlund appear side by side, illustrating to a certain extent different approaches to the concerto genre.

'...Stunningly vivid sound throughout...' Gramophone 

 

INSTRUMENTAL AWARD

 

Dreams & Fancies: English music for Solo Guitar

Former BBC New Generation Artist Sean Shibe's debut album features a clutch of Dowland pieces from a previous Elizabethan golden age nestled amongst four works originally commissioned by guitarist Julian Bream, the pioneer who brought the guitar into the concert hall.

'Shibe brings an electrifyingly discursive quality...' Editor's Choice, Gramophone 

 

OPERA AWARD

 

Carnevale 1729

The Carnival of Venice in 1729 was quite unlike any other. Over a period of two months, opera houses went into a frenzy of competition to show off the most famous singers of the day. Most of these rediscovered works are recorded here for the first time. 

Editor's Choice, Gramophone

 

ORCHESTRAL AWARD

 

Vaughan Williams: Job/Symphony No. 9

Sir Andrew Davis completes the challenge started by the late Richard Hickox of recording the complete cycle of Vaughan Williams' symphonies, in a powerful conclusion of this already already acclaimed recorded cycle.

Editor's Choice, Gramophone

 

VOCAL AWARD

 

Fata Morgana: Song by Pavel Haas

Featuring four song cycles composed by Haas at various stages in his life, this captivating album includes the world premiere recording of Fata Morgana, Op. 6 - Haas' first major work composed in 1922.

‘From joy to despair, every emotion is here in subtle colours; a legacy of great human and musical worth.' BBC Music Magazine

 



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