2011 Gramophone Awards

The Gramophone Awards took place at London's Dorchester Hotel on Thursday 6 October.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 7 Oct 2011
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The Gramophone Awards took place at London's Dorchester Hotel on Thursday 6 October.

The winners included the Hallé Orchestra who won in the choral category for their recording of Elgar's The Kingdom and took the contemporary prize for Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Night's Black Bird, becoming double winners two years in a row.

The full list of winners are as follows:

Disc Awards

Baroque Instrumental
CPE Bach Harpsichord Concertos
Andreas Staier; Freiburg Baroque / Petra Müllejans Harmonia Mundi HMC902083/84

Baroque Vocal
Handel Apollo e Dafne
La Risonanza Glossa GCD921527

Dvorák String Quartets Op. 106 & 96
Pavel Haas Quartet Supraphon SU40382

Elgar The Kingdom
Claire Rutter; Susan Bickley; John Hudson; Iain Paterson; Hallé Choir & Orchestra  / Sir Mark Elder Hallé CDHLD7526

Debussy Fantaisie Ravel Piano Concertos Massenet Piano works
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; BBC Symphony Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier Chandos CHSA5084

Birtwistle Night's Black Bird
Hallé Orchestra / Ryan Wigglesworth NMC NMCD156

DVD Documentary
Carlos Kleiber: Traces to Nowhere
A film by Eric Schultz Arthaus 101553

DVD Performance
Verdi Don Carlo
Soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonio Pappano EMI Classics 6316099

Early Music
Striggio Mass in 40 Parts etc
I Fagiolini et al / Robert Hollingworth Decca 4782734

Mahler/Cooke Symphony No 10
LSO, Philharmonia / Berthold Goldschmidt Testament SBT31457

Brahms Handel Variations. Piano works, Opp 118 & 119
Murray Perahia Sony Classical 88697727252

Rossini Ermione
Soloists; Geoffrey Matchell Choir; LPO  / David Parry Opera Rara ORC42

Shostakovich Symphony No 10
RLPO / Vasily Petrenko Naxos 8572461

Verismo Arias Various
Jonas Kaufmann; Chorus and Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome / Antonio Pappano Decca Classics 4782258

Solo vocal
Britten Songs & Proverbs of William Blake

Gerald Finley; Julius Drake Hyperion CDA67778

Editor's Choice
Rossini Stabat Mater
Netrebko; Santa Cecilia Orchestra & Choir / Pappano
EMI 6405292

Special Awards

Artist of the Year
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Specialist Classical Chart
Miloš Karadagli – The Guitar

Label of the Year
Wigmore Hall Live

Young Artist of the Year
Miloš Karadagli

Special Achievement
The Bach Cantata Pilgrimage on SDG

Lifetime Achievement
Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano

Music in the Community Award
The Cobweb Orchestra