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NAXOS Deutschland freut sich über zehn ICMA 2020-Auszeichnungen

Die International Classical Music Awards (kurz ICMA) gehören zu den bedeutendsten Musikpreisen für klassische Musik weltweit. Am 21. Januar 2020 wurden die diesjährigen Gewinner bekannt gegeben. Die Preise werden am 30. April im Rahmen einer Galaveranstaltung im Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla überreicht.

Hier gibt es eine Gesamtübersicht aller Preisträger: Link zur ICMA-Webseite

Die Auszeichnungen aus dem Vertrieb von Naxos Deutschland im Einzelnen:

PentatoneKategorie: Label of the year
Musiklabel: Pentatone
Webseite: PENTATONE | The music label for classical music
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The Dutch label Pentatone does not limit itself to a specific period or genre, but releases great recordings of music from Baroque to the 21th century. Paying special attention to the quality of the recording process, the label offers both Vinyl and Hybrid SACD with deep and spacious sound of the highest quality. Its releases are appreciated not only for the extraordinary level of the interpretations but also for their modern and elegant design.

marinaKategorie: Artist of the year
Künstlerin: Marina Rebeka
Webseite: marinarebeka.com
The Latvian singer Marina Rebeka embodies, perhaps more than any other, the idea of the ‘absolute soprano’: her repertoire spanning from Baroque to Verismo, from Belcanto to Russian music. She always stands out for the astounding perfection of her singing, her immaculate diction in many languages and a moving commitment to the theatrical demands of the different characters.
pepeKategorie: Orchestra Award
Künstler: Pepe Romero
Webseite: peperomero.com
Link zu Alben auf Naxos.de
Who is Pepe Romero? I can say he is my dear friend and colleague with whom we recently made a successful tour in Germany. But perhaps it must be asked: Who is not Pepe Romero? Pepe is not an ordinary musician. He is extraordinary, with aristocratic musical genes that would make even a monarch jealous and an artistic sensibility and curiosity that inspires everyone with whom he performs. Pepe is not an egomaniac. He is an almanac of musical knowledge and an authentic person who generously shares his soul on stage for all to enjoy.(Statement: John Axelrod)
johnKategorie: Special Achievement Award
Künstler: John Axelrod
Webseite: johnaxelrod.com
Link zu Alben auf Naxos.de
John Axelrod is a highly imaginative and dynamic musician, whose rich musicological background and historical insights combine with intellectual drive and charismatic enthusiasm for people and for life, to get probing, rigorous and richly characterised interpretations. One of John Axelrod’s strengths is the energy he brings to live performances, based on his conviction that each opportunity to make music is a chance to bring about a better world.
PTC518676Kategorie: Vocal Music
Album: Franz Schubert: Winterreise
Künstler: Ian Bostridge, Thomas Adès
Label: Pentatone
Link zum Album auf Naxos.de
Ian Bostridge’s third recording of Schubert’s Winterreise shows many developments in the singer’s view of this cycle. Bostridge’s voice is richer now, and in the lower range also darker, which allows more colours and a correspondingly greater expressive potential to make every important word meaningful. Supported by Thomas Adès, who fully shares his emotional view, Bostridge succeeds in creating a rare unity of the music by combining the individual songs into a single trajectory of thought. He is fully immersed in the devastating melancholy and merciless irony of Schubert’s music.
ODE1336-2Kategorie: Choral Music
Tschaikowsky: Liturgie des Heiligen Johannes Chrysostomus
Künstler: Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava
Label: Ondine
Link zum Album auf Naxos.de
This CD highlights Tchaikovsky’s role as an innovator of Orthodox music. The Latvian Chamber Choir sings Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and other sacred works with an angelic purity and brightness that emphasizes the universality of the music. The harmonies seem to glow and the melodies create a long, intense arc that combines beauty, spirituality and passion.
8.505251Kategorie: Symphonic Music
Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete Symphonies
Label: Naxos
Link zum Album auf Naxos.de

Adam Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra present a very convincing, coherent and meaningful set of Beethoven’s symphonies whose main characteristic is the rhetorical diversity showing all Beethoven’s various facets. This eloquence is achieved with a consistently slender, low-vibrato music-making and a wide range of tempi, rhythm and dynamics. Exciting contrasts, powerful accents, expressive rubato let Beethoven ‘speak’ in a most persuasive way.
MELCD1002519Kategorie: Best Collection
Mieczysław Weinberg: Chamber Music
Alexei Mikhlin, Evgeniya Seydel, Alexander Brusilovsky, Fyodor Druzhinin, Alla Vasilieva, Mieczysław Weinberg, Timofei Dokschitzer
Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Borodin Quartet, Algis Zhuraitis, Rudolf Barshai
Label: Melodiya
Link zum Album auf Naxos.de
The collection of works by Mieczysław Weinberg published by Melodiya stands out even against the backdrop of many brilliant releases with which the music world recently celebrated the centenary of birth of this genius composer. This collection of rare recordings captures not only the unique voice of Weinberg’s music, but also his own art of performing together with outstanding Russian musicians who were his contemporaries.
2.110426Kategorie: Video Performance
Richard Strauss: Salome
Asmik Grigorian, John Daszak, Anna Maria Chiuri, Gábor Bretz, Julian Prégardien
Wiener Philharmoniker, Franz Welser-Möst
Romeo Castellucci, stage director
Label: Unitel Edition
Link zur DVD auf Naxos.de
Link zur Blu-ray auf Naxos.de
This 2018 Salzburg Festival production of Richard Strauss’s provocative opera Salome has many high qualities. Romeo Castellucci’s incredibly imaginative staging is characterized by its intense symbolism. With her strong and agile voice, Asmik Grigorian is a triumphantly successful interpreter of the title role, musically and dramatically. John Daszak is an excellent Herod, and the rest of the cast is of the finest Salzburg standard. Under the commanding and sympathetic baton of Franz Welser-Möst the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra provides a rapturously successful musical support.
2.110426Kategorie: Video Documentaries
Gidon Kremer – Finding your own voice
Directed Paul Smaczny
Kremerata Baltica, Giedre Dirvanauskaite, Tatjana Grindenko, Olesya Petrova, Evgeny Svetlanov Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski,
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Jacek Kaspszyk
Label: Accentus
Link zur DVD auf Naxos.de
Paul Smaczny’s film about the Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, certainly one of the most unconventional and exciting musicians of our time, accompanies the violinist on tour and looks back on important moments of his life. Smaczny explores the musician’s many artistic, intellectual and emotional facets with great empathy and deep understanding for an artist with an exceptional sense of mission and moral responsibility. In addition to the incredibly enriching documentary film, the DVD also includes a recording of a concert at Moscow’s Gogol Centre, with Gidon Kremer playing Weinberg’s 24 Preludes, originally for cello, arranged by Kremer for violin.
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