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2017 ICMA – International Classical Music Awards – announced

November 17, 2016

Six discs from the Naxos label are among the recently announced nominations for the 2017 International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).

The Naxos discs appear in four categories. In the Early Music section is the first CD recording of a unique 15th-century Burgundian songbook, the Chansonnier Cordiforme, performed by Ensemble Leones under the distinguished direction of Marc Lewon, whose expertise continues to be defined by his musicological scholarship and many years of concert activity. (8.573325).

This is the Ensemble Leones’ third album to be nominated for an ICMA award. Their recording Argentum et Aurum, Musical Treasures from the Early Habsburg Renaissance, earned the performers a 2016 ICMA award, an achievement which we’re confidently expecting them to repeat!

A Naxos American Classics recording is nominated in the Contemporary Music category and features two compelling orchestral works by living composers, John Corigliano Jnr and Michael Torke. It’s also the first recording for Naxos by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, composed of elite conservatory students from across the United States and abroad and conducted by David Alan Miller. (8.559782)

In the Concerto category comes a disc of two violin concertos (Édouard Lalo, Joan Manén) performed by Naxos star artist Tianwa Yang and the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, conducted by Darrell Ang. Released only last month, this album already has a Pizzicato Supersonic award and, as this is Tianwa’s fourth ICMA nomination, she is a favourite to clinch the award this time round. (8.573067)

The second nomination in this category is a recording of four Polish works for solo violin and orchestra featuring violinist Piotr Plawner, prophetically described by Sir Yehudi Menuhin as a performer with “phenomenal ability.” (8.573496)

Leif Segerstam’s recording of Sibelius’ Scaramouche, one of the composer’s significant scores for the ballet, is nominated in the Symphonic Music section. Segerstam is an acclaimed Sibelius interpreter, and this disc was the final volume in our 6-CD series of Sibelius’ orchestral music performed by Segerstam and the platinum record-making and award-winning Turku Philharmonic. (8.573511) The previous volume in the Segerstam-Turku Philharmonic series, that of Sibelius’ music for the stage featuring Belshazzar’s Feast, was nominated for an award last year. (8.573300)

Finally, also in the Symphonic Music category, comes the music of Ravel. It’s the third volume in Leonard Slatkin’s ongoing survey of his orchestral works with the Orchestre National de Lyon, this particular volume featuring Ravel’s orchestrations of works by other composers. (8.573124)

A further six nominations were received by releases from our affiliated labels, as follows: Ondine (Chamber Music, Choral); Orfeo (Chamber Music); SWR (Best Collection); and Grand Piano (Contemporary, 2 nominations). The Grand Piano nominations are for two releases in the same series: Nicolas Horvath’s survey of the complete piano music by Philip Glass.

Numerous releases from Naxos’ distributed labels are also among the nominations; these are included in the comprehensive list shown below.

The ICMA nominations recognise creativity, imagination in choice of repertoire and artistic excellence. The final results announcing the ICMA winners will be published on 20 January, 2017, and we wish all artists, musicians, producers and everyone involved in creating these recordings the best of luck!

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ICMA Nominees from Naxos and its Distributed Labels

Baroque Instrumental

BASSANI Armonici entusiasmi di Davide
Nova Ars Cantandi, Acciai
Tactus TC650290 [CD]

Ballo Turco - From Venice to Istanbul
Mazzulli, Pera Ensemble, Yeşilçay
OehmsClassics OC1858 [CD]

Vocal Recital

Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings of War, Peace, Love and Sorrow
Hvorostovsky, Orbelian, Grigorian, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Helikon Opera Chorus
Delos DE3517 [CD]

Allegro io son
Brownlee, Orbelian, Kaunas City Symphony, Kaunas State Choir
Delos DE3515 [CD]

Landshamer, Huber
OehmsClassics OC1848 [CD]

BRAUNFELS Orchestral Songs Vol 2
Nylund, Kühmeier, Merbeth, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Albrecht
OehmsClassics OC1847 [CD]


MENDELSSOHN Elijah (Elias)
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin Akademie für Alte Musik, Rademann
Accentus Music ACC-30356 [CD]

DVOŘÁK Stabat Mater
Wall, Mihoko Fujimura, Elsner, Liang Li, Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony, Jansons
BR-Klassik 900142 [CD]

PÄRT Choral Music (Da pacem Domine)
Latvian Radio Choir, Kļava
Ondine ODE1286-2 [CD]


MARTINŮ Julietta
Lascarro, Streit, Gibson, Frankfurt Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Weigle
Oehms Classics OC966 [CD]

Solo Instrument

BRAHMS Piano Sonata No 3, 16 Variations on a Theme by R Schumann, Scherzo
Gabriele Carcano
Oehms Classics OC1850 [CD]

Christopher Park Piano Recital
Christopher Park
Oehms Classics OC1863 [CD]

Chamber Music

FAURÉ Violin Sonatas Nos 1 and 2
Ingolfsson, Stoupel
Accentus Music ACC-303713 [CD]

Project Hungarica
S. and A. Krzeszowiec, Nizioł
CD Accord CDAccordACD226 [CD]

BRAHMS Violin Sonatas Nos 1-3, Violin Sonata ‘F-A-E’: III. Scherzo
Tetzlaff, Vogt
Ondine ODE1284-2 [CD]

Duo Sessions
Müller-Schott, Fischer
Orfeo C902161A [CD]

8 Jahreszeiten
Migdal, German Chamber Orchestra
Solo Musica SM235 [CD]


MOZART Piano Concertos Nos 17 and 27, Concerto for Violin and Piano, Fantasia
Vetter, Kussmaul, Hamburg Symphony, Ruzicka
Oehms Classics OC1849 [CD]


LUTOSŁAWSKI Livre, Musique funèbre

Polish National Radio Symphony, Liebreich
Accentus Music ACC-30349 [CD]

SIBELIUS Symphony No 2, Finlandia, Karelia Suite
Bavarian Radio Symphony, Jansons
BR-Klassik 900144 [CD]

ELGAR Symphony No 1, In the South Overture ‘Alassio’
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra, Pappano
ICA Classics ICAC5138 [CD]

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Op 71
STRAVINSKY Divertimento

Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra, Kitayenko
Oehms Classics OC448 [CD]

R STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie
Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, Weigle
Oehms Classics OC891 [CD]


NØRGÅRD Symphonies Nos 2 and 6
Oslo Philharmonic, Storgårds
Dacapo 6.220645 [CD]

German and French Recorder Concertos
Petri, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Poppen
OUR Recordings 6.220614 [CD]

Best Collection

SZYMANOWSKI Concert Overture
LUTOSŁAWSKI Cello Concerto, Symphony No 4

Capuçon, Polish National Radio Symphony, Liebreich
Accentus Music ACC-30388 [CD]

BRUCKNER Symphonies Nos 1-9
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Gielen
SWRmusic SWR19014CD [CD]

Fritz Wunderlich Tenor Vocal Recital
Fritz Wunderlich
BR-Klassik 900314 [CD]

DVD Performance

BELLINI I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Zurich Opera House Chorus, Philharmonia Zurich, Luisi
Accentus Music ACC-20353 [DVD]

MAHLER Symphony No 5, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (excerpts)
Goerne, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Nelsons
Accentus Music ACC-20354 [DVD]

Znaider, Chailly
Accentus Music ACC-20345 [DVD]

Kaune, Larmore, Hartmann, Elgr, Schwarz, Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Runnicles
Arthaus Musik 109069 [DVD]

Brussels La Monnaie - De Munt Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Tatarnikov
Bel Air Classiques BAC133 [DVD]

GLASS Einstein on the Beach
Lucinda Childs Dance Company, Philip Glass Ensemble, Riesman
Opus Arte OA1178D [DVD]

MOZART Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Matthews, Montvidas, Kehrer, Eriksmoen, Gunnell, Saurel, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Tcciati
Opus Arte OA1215D [DVD]

Purves, Davies, Crowe, Bevan, Appleby, Hulett, Graham-Hall, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Bolton
Opus Arte OA1216D [DVD]

RICCARDO CHAILLY Music - A Journey For Life
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chailly
Accentus Music ACC-20254 [DVD]

Ivo Pogorelich
Ivo Pogorelich
Arthaus Musik 109165 [DVD]

The Story of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps
Valery Gergiev
Arthaus Musik 109211 [DVD]

HOLST Ken Russell’s View of the Planets
Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy
Arthaus Musik 109169 [DVD]

SCHÜTZ Der Vater der Deutschen Musik
A film by Jorg Kobel
Arthaus Musik 109175 [DVD]

Leonard Bernstein – Larger than Life
Leonard Bernstein
C Major 735908 [DVD]


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