The Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 shortlist has been revealed, and it features the recorded work of Rayfield Allied artists across numerous categories.
The Baroque Vocal category showcases three artists; Dunedin Consort’s St John Passion (CKD419 on Linn) features the ‘alert, lightly coloured Evangelist’ of Nicholas Mulroy and Matthew Brook singing the ‘supple and authoritative Christus’. Elizabeth Atherton performs in Handel’s Saul (COR16103 on Coro) with the Sixteen under Harry Christophers.
In the Opera category, Hubert Francis sings Spoletta in Puccini’s Tosca (EMI Classics 404063-9) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden under Antonio Pappano.
David Wilson-Johnson performs Parry and Stanford repertoire with the King’s Consort under Robert King in the Choral category (VIVAT101 on Vivat), his voice described by Edward Greenfield as the ‘grandest of all’.
The Arditti Quartet perform Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s String Quartet: The Tree of Strings (AECD1217 on Aeon) in the Chamber category, a recording that ‘proclaims the vitality of contemporary music’.
On August 27, Gramophone Magazine will reveal the 11 recordings which have been voted the best in category and the final winner will be announced on September 17. For more information please click here.