Best of Klassik 2013

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"What an honor to be given this wonderful award by ECHO Klassik again.  I feel that I've gotten to know the German public much better since first receiving this honor, and it has been one of the highlights of my career.  Bringing Drama Queens to so many receptive German cities is something I will never forget, and I look forward to hopefully many more shared musical experiences!"
Joyce DiDonato

Female Singer of the Year

Joyce DiDonato

Drama Queens

Male Singer of the Year

Jonas Kaufmann

Wagner

Instrumentalist of the Year (Piano)

Martha Argerich

Lugano Concertos

Instrumentalist of the Year (Trumpet)

Reinhold Friedrich

Russische Trompetenkonzerte

Instrumentalist of the Year (Cello)

Sol Gabetta

Schostakowitsch: Cellokonzert Nr. 1 / Rachmaninoff: Cellosonate

Instrumentalist of the Year (Tuba)

Andreas Martin Hofmeir

Uraufnahmen

Instrumentalist of the Year (Violin)

Leonidas Kavakos

Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas

Conductor of the Year

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Lutosławski: The Symphonies

Ensemble/Orchstra of the Year

Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Walzer Revolution

Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year

San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas

Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Lifetime Achievement Award

Helmuth Rilling

Newcomer of the Year (Singer)

Julia Lezhneva

Alleluia!

Newcomer of the Year (Trumpet)

Tine Thing Helseth

Tine

Newcomer of the Year (Piano)

Alexander Krichel

Frühlingsnacht

The ‘Klassik ohne Grenzen’-Prize

Joel Frederiksen/Ensemble Phoenix Munich

Requiem for a Pink Moon

The ‘Klassik ohne Grenzen’-Prize

Max Richter/Daniel Hope

Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

The ‘Klassik ohne Grenzen’-Prize

Alexandre Tharaud

Swinging Paris

Symphonic Recording of the Year (Music up to and incl. 18th century)

Aapo Häkkinen/Helsinki Baroque Orchestra

Franz Xaver Dussek: Vier Sinfonien

Symphonic Recording of the Year (19th century music)

Bernard Haitink/Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 9

Symphonic Recording of the Year (20th/21st century music)

Sir Simon Rattle/Berliner Philharmoniker

Le Sacre du Printemps

Concert Recording of the Year (Music up to and incl. 18th century)/Piano

Kristian Bezuidenhout/Freiburger Barockorchester

Mozart: Klavierkonzerte KV 453 & 482

Concert Recording of the Year (Music up to and incl. 18th century music)/ Flute

Dorothee Oberlinger/Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Flauto Veneziano

Concert Recording of the Year (19th century music)/Violin

Vilde Frang

Nielsen/Tschaikowsky: Violinkonzerte

Concert Recording of the Year (19th century music)/Organ

Christian Schmitt/Bamberger Symphoniker/Stefan Solyom

Charles-Marie Widor: Orgelsymphonien opp.42, 3 & 69

Concert Recording of the Year (20th/21st century music)/Violin

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Bartók/Eötvös/Ligeti: Violinkonzerte, Seven

Concert Recording of the Year (20th/21st century music)/Piano

Herbert Schuch/WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln/Olari Elts

Viktor Ullmann: Piano Concerto op.25/Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3

Concert Recording of the Year (20th/21th century music)/Piano duo

Duo Tal & Groethuysen/Musikkollegium Winterthur/Douglas Boyd

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Concerto for two Pianos & Orchestra/Symphony No. 5

Choral Recording of the Year

Vocalconsort Berlin/James Wood

Carlo Gesualdo: Sacrae Cantiones, Liber secundus

Opera Recording of the Year (17th/18th century opera)

Max Emanuel Cencic/Philippe Jaroussky/Diego Fasolis/Concerto Köln

Vinci: Artaserse

Opera Recording of the Year (19th century opera)

Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev

Wagner: Die Walküre

Opera Recording of the Year (20th/21st century opera)

Ian Bostridge

Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

Solo Recording of the Year (17th/18th century music)/Organ

Leo van Doeselaar

Heinrich Scheidemann: Orgelwerke

Solo Recording of the Year (19th century music)/Piano

Emanuel Ax

Haydn/Beethoven/Schumann: Variations

Solo Recording of the Year (20th/21st century music)/Piano

Nikolai Lugansky

Rachmaninov: Klaviersonaten 1 & 2

Solo Recording of the Year/Voice(Duets/opera arias)

Elina Garanca

Romantique

Solo Recording of the Year/Voice(Arias/recitals)

Rolando Villazon

Villazón Verdi

Solo Recording of the Year/Voice(Song)

Mark Padmore

Britten: Serenade & Nocturne/Finzi: Dies Natalis

Chamber Musik Recording of the Year (17th/18th century music)/Wind player

Esemble Villa Musica

Devienne: Sonaten für Oboe und Fagott

Chamber Musik Recording of the Year (17th/18th century music)/Mixed ensemble

Musica Alta Ripa

Mozart, Beethoven: Quintette für Bläser und Klavier

Chamber Musik Recording of the Year (17th/18th century music)/Mixed ensemble

Jordi Savall/Hesperion XXI

Armenian Spirit

Chamber Musik Recording of the Year (19th century music)/String player

Belcea Quartet

Beethoven: Die kompletten Streichquartette Vol. 1

Chamber Musik Recording of the Year (19th century)/Mixed ensemble

Helene Grimaud/Sol Gabetta

Duo

Chamber Musik Recording of the Year (19th century music)/String player

Janine Jansen

Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht/Schubert: Streichquintett

Chamber Musik Recording of the Year (20th/21st century music)/ String player

David Geringas/Gringolts Quartett

Braunfels: Streichquintett/Strauss: Metamorphosen

Chamber Musik Recording of the Year (20th/21st century music)/Mixed ensemble

Steffen Schleiermacher/Andreas Seidel

Morton Feldman: Violine und Klavier

World Premiere Recording of the Year

Cecilia Bartoli/I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis

Mission

The Classics for Children Award

Andreas N. Tarkmann/Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz/Robin Engelen

"Na warte, sagte Schwarte"/"Die verlorene Melodie"

Audiophile Multi-Track Recording of the Year

Ewald Kooiman/Ute Gremmel-Geuchen/Gerhard Gnann/Bernhard Klapprott

J.S. Bach: Die Orgelwerke (Gesamtaufnahme auf Silbermann-Orgeln)

Music DVD Recording of the Year

Barbara Wunderlich/Bernhard Fleischer/Arthaus Musik

Klassik und Kalter Krieg - Musiker in der DDR

Music DVD Recording of the Year

Paul Smaczny/Accentus Music

John Cage: Journeys in Sound

Music DVD Recording of the Year

Robert Lepage/Deutsche Grammophon

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Bestseller of the Year

Lang Lang

The Chopin AlbumLegacy

Special Young Talent Award

Singschule an der Peterskirche Weinheim

Special Jury Award

Fazil Say