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Two ECHO Klassik awards for Naxos

July 28, 2017

ECHO Klassik, Germany’s most prestigious awards body in the field of recorded classical music, has announced details of this year’s winners. Naxos and its distributed labels have received awards for eight outstanding recordings.

The Naxos label received two awards. Henning Kraggerud’s performance of Mozart’s Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5 (8.573513) was named Concerto Recording of the Year (18th century), while Berg’s Wozzeck (8.660390-91), featuring Roman Trekel and Anne Schwanewilms, was named Best Opera Recording (20th-/21st-century).


Christian Tetzlaff becomes Artist of the Year (Violin) for his recording of Brahms’ violin sonatas on the Ondine label (ODE1284-2), and Johannes Moser is Artist of the Year (Cello) for his Pentatone recording of chamber works by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev (PTC5186594). This represents the third ECHO Klassik award for Johannes Moser and the fourth for Christian Tetzlaff.


MDG garnered four awards: Ensemble of the Year, for the Vienna Piano Trio’s recording of Brahms’ Complete Piano Trios Vol. 1 (MDG9421962); Concerto Recording of the Year (20th-/21st-century) for its album of Russian oboe concertos; Best Chamber Music Recording (20th-/21st-century) for its programme featuring saxophonist Eva van Grinsven (MDG9031951); and Audiophile Multi-track Recording of the Year (MDG9031972) for its album of Mahler songs performed by mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger, accompanied by Alfredo Perl.

The ECHO KLASSIK 2017 awards ceremony will take place on 29th October in the magnificent new Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in Hamburg. German entertainer Thomas Gottschalk will host the gala, which will be broadcast by ZDF television.

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