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 Awards, Gramophone Awards 2014: Shortlist

Gramophone Awards 2014: ShortlistThe annual Gramophone Classical Music Awards are perhaps the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated awards in the business: often referred to as the 'Oscars of classical music', they celebrate the recent recording work of some of today's greatest musicians. As the newly-revealed shortlist for 2014 indicates, there are going to be some particularly difficult decisions coming up this year: with 72 discs in 12 categories, the list sees relative newcomers such as Igor Levit and Arcadi Volodos pitted against veterans like Mitsuko Uchida and András Schiff for the Instrumental Award (exclusively the province of pianists this year!), whilst the Gewandhausorchester, London Symphony Orchestra and Lucerne Festival Orchestra are among those battling it out in the Orchestral category.

On 20th August, the top three discs in each category will be announced; the final verdicts will then be revealed online on 27th August and celebrated on 17th September in an evening ceremony at St John's Smith Square, which will be co-hosted by Presto and feature live performances from some of the winners.

You can read full reviews of all the shortlisted titles in a special free-to-view digital magazine which Gramophone have produced in association with Presto - have a browse here!

Baroque Instrumental

Mahan Esfahani

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC

Amandine Beyer (violin) Gli Incogniti

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Ensemble Masques, Olivier Fortin

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Zefiro Baroque Orchestra, Alfredo Bernardini

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Baroque Vocal

RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Hans-Christoph Rademann

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Cologne Chamber Choir, Collegium Cartusianum, Peter Neumann

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC

Anna Stéphany, David Daniels et al; Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn

Available Formats: 3 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Chamber

Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

The London Haydn Quartet

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Choral

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique & Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Roderick Williams, Hallé, Sir Mark Elder

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Collegium Vocale Gent, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Stuttgart Southwest Radio Vocal Ensemble, Marcus Creed

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Contemporary

Los Angeles Philharmonic & Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, Ryan Wigglesworth

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC

Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta, Christopher Purves, Royal Opera House, George Benjamin

Available Format: DVD Video

Roderick Williams, BBC Singers & Nash Ensemble, Nicholas Kok

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

MusicNOW Ensemble et al, Pierre Boulez, Oliver Knussen

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Concerto

Isabelle Faust, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jun Märkl

Available Format: SACD

Sharon Bezaly, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Neeme Järvi

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Augustin Hadelich, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Early Music

The Orlando Consort

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

La Compagnia del Madrigale

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Contrapunctus, Owen Rees

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

Available Format: CD

Stile Antico

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Instrumental

András Schiff

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Igor Levit

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Marc-André Hamelin

Available Formats: 3 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Danny Driver

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Mitsuko Uchida

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Arcadi Volodos

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Opera

Bryan Hymel, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anna Caterina Antonacci; Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir David McVicar

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, David Kempster; Britten–Pears Orchestra, Steuart Bedford

Available Format: DVD Video

Miah Persson, Rolando Villazón; Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Available Formats: 3 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Evgeny Nikitin, Ingela Brimberg, Sally Matthews; Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Marc Minkowski

Available Formats: 4 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Lance Ryan, Iréne Theorin, Mikhail Petrenko; Teatro alla Scala, Daniel Barenboim, Guy Cassiers

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Orchestral

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons

Available Formats: 6 CDs, MP3, FLAC

Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly

Available Formats: 3 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Heinz Holliger

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Recital

Simone Kermes, Concerto Köln, Christoph-Mathias Mueller

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Bejun Mehta, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Roberta Invernizzi, I Turchini, Antonio Florio

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Philippe Jaroussky, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Maria Keohane, European Union Baroque Orchestra,Lars Ulrik Mortensen

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Solo vocal

Mark Padmore, Iestyn Davies, Marcus Farnsworth, Julius Drake

Available Format: CD

Evelina Dobraceva, Ekaterina Siurina, Andrei Bondarenko et al; Iain Burnside

Available Formats: 3 CDs, MP3, FLAC

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Mark Padmore, Britten Sinfonia

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC