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Echo Klassik Awards
Decca Classics Artists will be honoured with ECHO Klassik awards for their critically-acclaimed releases at a live-broadcast ceremony on 9 October in Berlin, Germany.
Pinchas Zukerman will receive an “Instrumentalist” award for his re-visitation of The Lark Ascending and more English repertoire on his Vaughan Williams/Elgar album recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Violinist Janine Jansen will receive the “Concert Recording of 19th Century Music” for her Brahms/Bartók album with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Antonio Pappano. “A truly beautiful account . . . poised and utterly committed, with bewitching orchestral support,” praised Classical Music magazine.
Two Decca opera recordings will also receive ECHO awards: In the category of “17th/18th Century Opera” Catone in Utica by Leonardo Vinci, starring countertenors Max Emanuel Cencic and Franco Fagioli, and in the category “20th/21st Century Opera” Honegger and Ibert’s L’Aiglon by Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
The ECHO award for “Solo Recording of 17th/18th Century Piano Music” goes to pianist Nelson Freire for his Bach album on the Decca label. “Freire’s bright tone is perfectly captured. A release worth its weight in gold,” wrote International Piano.Founded in 1994, the ECHO Klassik is one of the most prestigious classical music awards in the world.
16-YEAR-OLD RECORDER SENSATION LANDS RECORD DEAL
Once in a generation, a performer appears who blows musical preconceptions sky-high. Step forward 16-year-old Dutch recorder player Lucie Horsch, who has signed to Decca Classics and is releasing her debut album on 7th October 2016.