Christian Tetzlaff, Hannu Lintu & Hanna Hipp win Gramophone Awards 2018
Christian Tetzlaff, Hannu Lintu and Hanna Hipp win Gramophone Awards for 2018.
Christian Tetzlaff’s recording of Bartók’s Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, captured during live performances in Helsinki with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu, has won the Concerto category of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2018. The award follows much critical acclaim for the recording since its release earlier this year in April, including Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice and Recording of the Month: “I’m inclined to place [Tetzlaff’s] expertly recorded CD of the two concertos ahead of all rival versions. It’s that good!” (Rob Cowan, May 2018), and BBC Music Magazine’s Concerto Choice in August.
Erato’s recording of Berlioz’s Les Troyens has won the Operacategory, featuring Hanna Hipp as Anna, with John Nelson, Strasbourg Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra, Baden State Opera Chorus, and Opéra national du Rhin Chorus: “In short, this is a peach of a recording, with the strongest cast across the board of any Troyens recording setting a thrilling new benchmark for this epic opera…’” (Mark Pullinger, December 2017)