John Adams’ Violin Concerto performed by Leila Josefowicz with St Louis Symphony Orchestra on Nonesuch, and Bertrand Chamayou’s recording of Saint-Saen’s Piano Concerto’s for Erato.
Barbara Hannigan is nominated twice in the Contemporary category with George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence, and also in Brett Dean’s Hamlet, both on Opus Arte.
Heading up the Instrumentalist category is Stephen Hough with his ‘Dream Album’ on Hyperion, featuring music such as Chaminade, Elgar, Love, Hough and Mompou.
Bringing us into song, is the Opera category with two nominations. John Adams again for his Dr Atomic recorded live at Barbican Hall on Nonesuch with BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Barry Banks sings Idreno in Rossini’s Semiramide with Orchestra for the age of Enlightenment on Opera Rara.
Sakari Oramo and Santtu-Matias Rouvali are nominated in the Orchestral category, for their recordings of Langgaard- Gade with Weiner Philharmoniker, and Sibelius with Gothenburg Symphony respectively.
Finally, in the Solo Vocal category Barbara Hannigan is nominated for her recording of ‘Vienna Fin de Siecle’ accompanied by Reinbert de Leeuw, for alpha .
The winners will be revealed at the 2019Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony in London at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on 16 October.
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