Gramophone Award Winners Announced!
The 2014 Gramophone Award Winners have been announced, apart from the following which will be revealed at the Gramophone Awards ceremony on September 17: Recording of the Year, Artist of the Year, Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Achievement.
BACH, C.P.E. Magnificat. RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christophe Rademann
"Hans-Christoph Rademann and his Berlin forces make the strongest possible case for it, with fresh, athletic choral singing, playing of crackling, fizzing energy and excellent solo work... This is the finest recording of CPE's choral masterpiece I have heard"
C.P.E BACH. Wurttemberg Sonatas. Mahan Esfahani
"'The 'Baroque' rhetoric and 'proto-Classical' Sturm und Drang offered by the instrument are caught perfectly by Esfahani’s supple touch and disarming sense of rhetorical pacing."