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Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2012 -

45 Finalists. 15 categories. The second round results have been released from the perennially anticipated event. Once again, the classical record industry has delivered! Click the links below to browse the shortlisted discs in each category. The winners will be revealed at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards on September 27th.


Record of the Year Schutz: Musicalische Exequien - Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, Masato Suzuki
Special Historic Award Václav Talich - Live 1939 - Smetana Má vlast Dvorák Slavonic Dances
Artist of the Year: Joseph Calleja, tenor - -All Works-
Lifetime Achievement Award: Claudio Abbado, conductor - -All Works-
The Piano Award Murray Perahia - -All Works-
Young Artist of the Year: Benjamin Grosvenor, pianist - -All Works-
Label of the Year: Naďve - -All Works-

Finalists by Category

Winners Highlighted in Gold

Recital

title Vivaldi: Opera Arias
Roberta Invernizzi, La Risonanza, Fabio Bonizzoni
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title Wagner Scenes
Rene Pape, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim
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title Arias for Guadagni
Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
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Baroque Instrumental

title Bach, J S: Orchestral Suites
Nos. 1-4, BWV1066-1069 Freiburger Barockorchester
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title Handel: Concerti Grossi
Nos. 1-6, HWV312-317 Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen
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title Vivaldi: The French Connection 2
Concertos for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon and strings Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima
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Baroque Vocal

title Bach, JS: Mass in B minor, BWV232
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe
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title Schutz: Musicalische Exequien
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, Masato Suzuki
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title Zelenka: Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta
Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704, Vaclav Luks
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Chamber

title Ives: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4
Hilary Hahn, Valentina Lisitsa
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title Schumann: Complete Piano Trios
Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Tetzlaff & Tanja Tetzlaff
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title Schumann: String Quartets
Op. 41 Nos. 1-3 Doric String Quartet
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Choral

title Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot
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title Howells: Requiem & other works
Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton
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title Half Monk / Half Rascal
Vocal music by Francis Poulenc, Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Stephen Layton
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Concerto

title Bartok: Violin Concertos & Viola Concerto
James Ehnes, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda
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title Beethoven & Berg: Violin Concertos
Isabelle Faust, Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado
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title Shostakovich: Piano Concertos
Alexander Melnikov, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Teodor Currentzis
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Solo Vocal

title Britten: Serenade & Nocturne
Mark Padmore, Britten Sinfonia, Jacqueline Shave
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title Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake
Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside
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title Songs of War
Simon Keenlyside, Malcolm Martineau
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Contemporary

title Per Norgard: Violin Concertos
Peter Herresthal, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Rolf Gupta
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title Rautavaara: Modificata
Towards the Horizon & Incantations, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgards
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title Saariaho: D'OM LE VRAI SENS
Laterna Magica, Leino Songs, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
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DVD Documentary

title Jascha Heifetz
God's Fiddler, A film by Peter Rosen
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DVD Performance Category

title Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Nowak edition, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
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title Lully: Atys
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
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title Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Christian Thielemann, Christof Loy
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Orchestral

title Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly
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title Martinu: Symphonies Nos. 1-6
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek
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title Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & Firebird Suite
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer
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Early Music

title Ciconia: Opera Omnia
Diabolus In Musica & La Morra, Antoine Guerber & Michal Gondko
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title Josquin - Missa De beata virgine
Credo quarti toni, Messe Ave Maris Stella, The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips
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title Victoria: Sacred Works
Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone
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Opera

title Beethoven: Fidelio
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
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title Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski
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title Massenet: Werther ROH Orchestra & Chorus, Antonio Pappano
Rolando Villazon, Sophie Koch, Audun Iversen, Eri Nakamura
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Historic

title Chopin: Etudes
Opp. 10 & 25, Maurizio Pollini
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title Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Vol. 6
1990-2000
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Instrumental

title Chopin, Liszt, Ravel
Benjamin Grosvenor
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title Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
Stephen Hough
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title Schubert: Piano Sonatas
Paul Lewis
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