Gramophone unveiled today the 11 recordings which have beaten more than 800 new releases to win the 2013 Gramophone Classical Music Awards for best in their category. Celebrating its 90th anniversary year with a new-look, streamlined Awards format, Gramophone announces these for the first time in advance of the Awards Ceremony on September 17 which, this year, is dedicated to the memory of Sir Colin Davis.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja was awarded the prize for best CONCERTO recording.
Together with the Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks Frankfurt, ensemble modern and conductor Peter Eötvös, this CD with Violin Concertos by Bartók, Eötvös and Ligeti was released on the Naïve label.
“Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs these three concertos by composers born in Hungary with her trademark panache and the recorded balance gives her all due prominence. The importance of the orchestral contribution can’t be denied, however, and there’s an impressive sense of common purpose and collaborative zeal throughout.” – Arnold Whittall
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