Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Midem Classical Awards: shortlist announced


January 23, 2008

The short list for the 2008 MIDEM Classical Awards has been announced. Voted on by an international jury drawn from magazines, radio stations and arts management companies, the MCA will be announced during the record industry’s annual trade fair in Cannes on Wednesday, January 30.
Gramophone and Gramophone China are both members of the jury: other members are Classic Radio (Finland), Crescendo (Belgium), Fono Forum (Germany), Gramofon (Hungary), IAMA (International/Austria), IMZ (Austria), Klassik.com (Germany), Le Monde de la Musique (France), MDR (Germany), Musica (Italy), Musik &Theater (Switzerland), ORF (Austria), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), Radio Classique (France) and Scherzo (Spain) The following discs have emerged as the top three per category following a lengthy voting process in which many 100s of discs were auditioned by the entire jury.

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CATEGORY

Berio Piano Music Lucchesini Avie
Penderecki Capriccio, De Natura Sonoris II, Piano Concerto I Piekutowska, Bilinska, The National Polish RSO, Katowice / Penderecki Dux
Tüür Magma Glennie, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / P Järvi Virgin Classics

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