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Vote For Your Favorite Musicians! BBC Music Magazine Awards 2024

Vote For Your Favorite Musicians! BBC Music Magazine Awards 2024

The 19th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards has announced its 2024 nominees, celebrating the world of classical music. The ceremony consists of nine categories, with 27 recordings selected by a jury from BBC Music Magazine critics. One of the nine winners will be announced as the magazine’s Recording of the Year. 

The Orchard’s talent has received four nominations across three categories of BBC Music Magazine Awards: Concerto, Chamber, and Premiere. 

Winners are determined by public votes. You can share your vote until February 23 at midnight, and the actual awards will take place in London in April.

Let’s take a look at The Orchard nominations:

Delyana Lazarova, Hallé, Maxim Rysanov, Guy Johnston – Dobrinka Tabakova (Hallé)

Dobrinka Tabakova, performed by Maxim Rysanov (violinist), Guy Johnston (cellist) and Delyana Lazarova (conductor) and the Hallé Orchestra, is an 11-movements classical concerto. Written by Bulgarian-British composer Dobrinka Tabakova, the album is both technically challenging while maintaining a seamless, expressive sound. 

With themes of Ancient Greek myths and the natural world, this complex album spans two decades of Tabakova’s work and is a breath-taking performance. 

Vote for Dobrinka Tabakova to win the Concerto Award here.

Calidore Quartet – Beethoven: The Late Quartets (Signum Classics)

Performed by the New York City-based Calidore String Quartet, Beethoven: The Late Quartets reimagines the first volume of Beethoven’s quartets. 

Califore is composed of cellist Estelle Choi and violinists Ryan Meehan, Jeremy Berry, and Jeffrey Myers. 

Vote for Beethoven: The Late Quartets to win the Chamber Award here.

John Andrews, BBC Concert Orchestra, Martin Jones, Rebeca Omordia – Maconchy, Lutyens & Wallen: Works for Piano & Orchestra (Resonus Classics)

Nominated for the Premiere award, Maconchy, Lutyens & Wallen: Works for Piano & Orchestra consists of records from Elizabeth Maconchy’s 1941 Dialogue for Piano and Orchestra and simultaneously from Elisabeth Lutyens. 

It is a concerto in four movements with Martin Jones (piano), Rebeca Omordia (piano), and John Andrews (conductor) with the BBC Concert Orchestra. 

Vote for Maconchy, Lutyens & Wallen: Works for Piano & Orchestra to win the Premiere Award here.

Rosalind Ventris – Sola: Music for Viola by Women Composers (Delphian Records)

Also nominated for the Premiere award, Sola: Music for Viola by Women Composers contains works by Amanda Ferry, Sally Beamish, Thea Musgrave et al, performed by Rosalind Ventris (viola). 

Mostly containing British and Irish female composers, the album revives often overlooked artists through Ventris’s beautiful repertoire.

Vote for Sola: Music for Viola by Women Composers to win the Premiere Award here

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