The Wagnerian's guide to Wagner at the Gramophone Awards 2012

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 10 September 2012 | 6:22:00 pm

Yes, its that time of year yet again, and while this years Gramophone awards contains many worthy nominations (the full list of nominations can be found here) what follows is a list of those of especial importance to anyone with even a vague interest in Wagner. Over the next few days, we will provide brief - and sometimes not so brief - examples of each




Artist of the Year







Recital



Wagner Scenes René Pape (bass) Plácido Domingo(ten) Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (DG)


DVD Performance

Bruckner Symphony No 5 (ed Nowak) Lucerne Festival Orch / Claudio Abbado (dir Michael Beyer) (Accentus) Read review



R Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten Soloists; VPO / Christian Thielemann (dir Christof Loy) (Opus Arte) Read review

Orchestral

Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1-9. Overtures Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly (Decca Classics) Read review

Opera


Beethoven Fidelio Stemme; Kaufmann; Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Claudio Abbado (Decca Classics)Read review



Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Dohmann; Smith; Henschel; Berlin RSO / Marek Janowski (Pentatone) Read review