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Gramophone Awards 2011 – Naxos wins Orchestral Award for Shostakovich 10th Symphony

October 7, 2011

Naxos is delighted to announce that its recording of Shostakovich 10th symphony with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko won the Gramophone’s 2011 Orchestral Award. This is the latest accolade for a recording which has already received most of the industry top recommendations and ratings, including ClassicsToday’s 10/10 rating, Fanfare’s “Want List”, BBC Music Magazine’s “Orchestral Choice”, and MusicWeb International’s “Recording of the Year”, Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice”, and more.

Distributed label Arthaus Musik took home the DVD Documentary award for its “Carlos Kleiber: Traces to Nowhere” about the enigmatic and charismatic conductor. Filmmaker Eric Schulz takes as the starting point for his fascinating documentary Kleiber’s final journey to his home in Slovenia, including along the way recollections by such friends and colleagues as Plácido Domingo, Brigitte Fassbaender and Manfred Honeck.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

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Gramophone 2011 Orchestral Award

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Naxos 8.572461

Shostakovich’s monumental Symphony No. 10 ranks among his finest works. From the bleak introspection of the extended opening movement, through the graphic evocation of violence in the explosive Allegro, and the eerie dance-like Allegretto alternating between dark and light, to the final movement’s dramatic climax, this is a work of breathtaking musical contrasts. In 2010 Vasily Petrenko was named Male Artist of the Year at the Classical Brit Awards. His Naxos recording of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8 (8.572392), was hailed as ‘yet another Petrenko performance to join the greats’ (BBC Music Magazine).

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Biography & Discography
Vasily Petrenko Biography & Discography
Dmitry Shostakovich Biography & Discography

Watch the acceptance speech at the awarding ceremony

Gramophone 2011 DVD Documentary Award

Carlos Kleiber - Traces to Nowhere
(A film by Eric Schulz)
Domingo • Fassbaender • Gielen • Honeck • Kleiber • Schenk
Arthaus Musik 101553

“a well-constructed, if knowingly incomplete, look at a complicated and fascinating man”
Creative Loafing Atlanta

“fascinating documentary”

Carlos Kleiber Biography & Discography
Plácido Domingo Biography & Discography
Brigitte Fassbaender Discography
Manfred Honeck Biography & Discography

See Arthaus Musik catalogue

Finalist Solo Vocal category

BUTTERWORTH Songs from A Shropshire Lad, Folk Songs from Sussex
Naxos 8.572426

“Intelligent and personable performances from this thoughtful partnership”
— Gramophone Recommends, Gramophone

“this certainly is one of the very best.”
American Record Guide

“Definitely recommended.”

Finalist Opera category

RAUTAVAARA Kaivos (The Mine) [Opera]
Ondine ODE1174-2

“This magnificent release is my recording of the month and will be high up in my list of Records of the Year.”
— Recording of the Month, MusicWeb International

Finalists DVD Documentary category

Finalists DVD Performance category


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