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 Awards, Palmarès des Diapason d'or 2018

DiapasonOver the course of the past decade, the French magazine Diapason's ‘palmarès’ (or 'Golden Tuning-Forks of the Year'!) have come to be regarded as France’s most prestigious accolades for recorded classical music. This year's ceremony took place at the Maison de la Radio last night and was broadcast live on France Musique, with performances by award-winners including Sandrine Piau, Pierre Hantaï and Vadym Kholodenko.

Full details of the winning recordings listed below!

Musique ancienne

Moralizing songs of the Middle Ages

Sollazzo Ensemble

Available Format: CD

Musique baroque instrumentale

Pierre Hantaï, Aapo Häkkinen (harpsichords), Helsinki Baroque Orchestra

Available Format: SACD

Christophe Rousset (harpsichord Ioannes Couchet du Musée des Instruments)

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

Musique baroque vocale

17th-Century Ayres and Songs

Lucile Richardot (contralto), Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

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

Piano

Murray Perahia (piano)

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

Vadym Kholodenko (piano)

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

Musique de chambre

Fairy Tales by Robert Schumann & Jörg Widmann

Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Tabea Zimmermann (viola) & Dénes Várjon (piano)

Available Format: CD

Concerto

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Ensemble Resonanz, Riccardo Minasi

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

Vilde Frang (violin), Erik Schumann (violin), Gabriel Le Magadure (violin), Roseanne Philippens (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Lily Francis (viola), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), Jan-Erik Gustavsson (cello); Orchestre de Radio France, Mikko Franck

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

Mélodie

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Susan Manoff (piano)

Available Formats: CD + Book, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Lied

Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)

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

Symphonique

Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis

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

Opéra

Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), Toby Spence (Vere), Brindley Sherratt (Claggart), Thomas Oliemans (Redburn), David Soar (Flint), Torben Jürgens (Ratcliffe), Clive Bayley (Dansker), Duncan Rock (Donald), Francisco Vas (Squeak); Teatro Real Madrid, Ivor Bolton, Deborah Warner

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), Toby Spence (Vere), Brindley Sherratt (Claggart), Thomas Oliemans (Redburn), David Soar (Flint), Torben Jürgens (Ratcliffe), Clive Bayley (Dansker), Duncan Rock (Donald), Francisco Vas (Squeak); Teatro Real Madrid, Ivor Bolton, Deborah Warner

Available Format: Blu-ray

Choral

The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, Ensemble Allegria, Grete Pedersen

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

Jeune talent

Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée, Michael Schønwandt

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

Archives

Artists include Martha Argerich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Samson François, Renaud Capuçon, Natalie Dessay, André Cluytens, François-Xavier Roth, Jean Martinon, Michel Plasson, Kent Nagano and Carlo Maria Giulini

Available Formats: 33 CDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC