The shortlists for the Gramophone
Classical Music Awards, presented in association with Steinway & Sons, have been unveiled. From the thousands of recordings issued over the past year, 45 have emerged from the judging process as the contenders for the coveted Gramophone
Recording of the Year.
Two Music Sales composers have been shortlisted. Poul Ruders’
in the Contemporary Category for Music of Poul Ruders Vol. 6 Piano Concerto No. 2; Bel Canto; Serenade on the Shores of the Cosmic OceanVassily Primakov; Norwegian Radio Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen; Mikko Luoma; iO Quartet
And Richard Rodney Bennett for Solo Vocal Richard Rodney Bennett Songs before SleepSophie Daneman; Susan Bickley; Hulett; Iain Burnside
NMC Recordings NMCD155Click here to view the shortlists
. You can read reviews of the top three discs in each category and find a link to where you can buy the recordings. The results will be published online on October 6 www.gramophone.co.uk