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Gramophone Awards
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Gramophone Awards

The Gramophone Awards are one of the most significant honours bestowed on the classical record industry, often referred to as the Oscars for classical music. The winners are selected annually by critics for Gramophone Magazine and various members of the industry, including retailers, broadcasters, arts administrators, and musicians. Awards are usually presented in September each year in London, England.

Table of contents
1 2003 Gramophone Awards
2 2002 Gramophone Awards
3 2001 Gramophone Awards
4 2000 Gramophone Awards
5 1999 Gramophone Awards
6 1998 Gramophone Awards

2003 Gramophone Awards

Record of the Year Schumann String Quartets Nos 1 & 3 - Zehetmair Quartet (Thomas Zehetmair and colleagues)

Artist of the Year Marin Alsop

Lifetime Achievement Award Leontyne Price

Editor’s Choice Simon Trpceski

Classic FM Listener’s Choice Cecilia Bartoli

Special Achievement Award Vernon Handley

Label of the Year Harmonia Mundi

2002 Gramophone Awards

Record of the Year and Orchestral Saint-Saëns, Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra, Stephen Hough/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo (Hyperion)

Baroque Instrumental Biber, Violin Sonatas Nos 2, 3, 5 & 7. Nisi Dominus. Passacaglia, Sonnerie/Thomas Guthrie (ASV Gaudeamus)

Baroque Vocal Monteverdi, Selva morale e spirituale, Cantus Cölln / Concerto Palatino / Konrad Junghänel (Harmonia Mundi)

Chamber Beethoven, Three String Quartets, Rasumovsky, Op 59. String Quartet in E flat, 'Harp', Op 74, Takács Quartet (Decca)

Choral Schoenberg, Gurrelieder, Schoenberg Gurrelieder Karita Mattila / Anne Sofie von Otter / Thomas Moser / Philip Langridge / Thomas Quasthoff / Berlin Radio Chorus / MDR Radio Chorus, Leipzig / Ernst Senff Choir / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (EMI)

Concerto Saint-Saëns, Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra, Stephen Hough / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (Hyperion)

Contemporary Birtwistle, Pulse Shadows, Claron McFadden / Arditti Quartet / Nash Ensemble / Robert de Leeuw (Teldec)

Early Music Marenzio, Madrigals, Marenzio Madrigals Il Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini (Opus 111)

Instrumental Grieg, Lyric Pieces—excerpts, Leif Ove Andsnes (EMI)

Opera Berlioz, Les Troyens, Ben Heppner / Michelle DeYoung / Petra Lang / Sara Mingardo / Peter Mattei / Stephen Milling / Kenneth Tarver / Toby Spence / Orlin Annastassov / Tigran Martirossian / Isabelle Cals / Alan Ewing / Guang Yang / Andrew Greenan / Roderick Earle / Bülent Bezd (LSO Live)

Vocal Chaminade, Mots d'amour, Anne Sofie von Otter / Bengt Forsberg / Nils-Erik Sparf / Peter Jablonski (DG)

Recital Gluck, Italian Arias, Cecilia Bartoli / Akadema für Alte Musik, Berlin / Bernhard Forck (Decca)

Editor's Choice R Strauss, Four Last Songs, Soile Isokoski / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Marek Janowski (Ondine)

Debut Recording Jonathan Lemalu sings songs by Brahms, Fauré, Finzi etc, Jonathan Lemalu / Roger Vignoles (EMI Debut)

DVD John Adams, El Niño, Dawn Upshaw / Lorraine Hunt Lieberson / Willard White / Maîtrise de Paris Children’s Choir / London Voices / Theatre of Voices / Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, Berlin / Kent Nagano / Peter Sellars (Stage director) / Peter Maniura (Video director) (ArtHaus Musik)

Artist of the Year Maxim Vengerov

Lifetime Achievement Mirella Freni

2001 Gramophone Awards

Record of the Year and Orchestral Vaughan Williams, A London Symphony and Butterworth, The Banks of Green Willow, London Symphony Orchestra / Hickox (EMI)

Baroque Instrumental Bach, Partitas, BWV825-30, Trevor Pinnock (Hannsler Classic)

Baroque Vocal Bach, St. Matthew Passion, Christoph Prégardien tenor Evangelist; Matthias Goerne baritone Christus; Christine Schäfer, Dorothea Röschmann sopranos; Bernarda Fink, Elisabeth von Magnus contraltos; Michael Schade, Markus Schäfer tenors; Dietrich Henschel, Oliver Widmer basses; Vienna Boys’ Choir; Arnold (Teldec)

Chamber Vaughan Williams, String Quartets Nos 1 & 2. Phantasy Quintet, Maggini Quartet with Garfield Jackson (Naxos)

Choral Britten, AMDG. Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’. Chorale after an Old French Carol. A Hymn to the Virgin. Sacred and Profane, Op 91, Polyphony/Stephen Layton (Hyperion)

Concerto Schoenberg, Piano Concerto, Mitsuko Uchida/Cleveland Orchestra/Pierre Boulez (Philips)

Contemporary Boulez, Anthèmes 2. Messagesquisse. Sur incises, Ensemble Intercontemporain/Pierre Boulez (DG)

Early Music Gesualdo, Il quarto libro di madrigali, La Venexiana/Claudio Cavina (Glossa)

Instrumental
Bach, Goldberg Variations, Murray Perahia (Sony Classical)  

Opera Massenet, Manon, Angela Gheorghiu/Roberto Alagna/Chorus and SO of La Monnaie/Antonio Pappano (EMI)

Vocal Love Songs, Magdalena Kozena/Graham Johnson (DG)

Recital French Arias, Roberto Alagna/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Betrand de Billy (EMI)

Editor's Choice Handel, Rinaldo, David Daniel Cecilia Bartoli/Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood (Decca L'Oiseau-Lyre)

Debut Recording Debussy, Dutilleux, Ravel, String Quartets, Belcea Quartet (EMI)

DVD Berlioz, La damnation de Faust, Vesselina Kasarova/Willard White/Staatskapelle Dresden/Sylvian Cambreling (ArtHaus Musik)

Retailer of the Year Bath Compact Discs

Artist of the Year Cecilia Bartoli

Classic fM People's Choice Award Verdi, Verdi: Heroines, Angela Gheorghiu; Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Milan/Chailly (Decca)

Lifetime Achievement Victoria de los Angeles

2000 Gramophone Awards

Orchestral (Record of the Year) 
Mahler, Symphony No 10 in F sharp, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle (EMI)

Baroque Instrumental Pandolfi, Violin Sonatas Op 3 Nos 1-6; Op 4 Nos 1-6, Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr (Harmonia Mundi)

Baroque Vocal Handel, Acis and Galatea, Les Arts Florissants/William Christie (Erato)

Chamber Shostakovich, Complete String Quartets (Nos 1-15), Emerson Quartet (DG)

Choral L Boulanger, Faust et Hélène: Psaume 24. D’un soir triste. D’un matin de printemps. Psaume 130, ‘Du fond de l’abîme,’ Dawson, Murray, Bottone, Mackenzie, Howard; CBSO Chorus; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Tortelier (Chandos)

Concerto Haydn, Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 11, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Andsnes (EMI)

Contemporary Elliott Carter, Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei. Clarinet Concerto, Elliott Carter (DG)

Early Music William Byrd, Complete Keyboard Works, Davitt Moroney (Hyperion (record label)) Instrumental Godowsky, The Complete Studies on Chopin’s Etudes, Marc-André Hamelin (Hyperion)

Opera Karol Szymanowski, King Roger. Symphony No 4 ‘Symphonia concertante,' Op 60, soloists; CBS Youth Chorus; CBS Chorus; Andsnes; CBSO/Rattle (EMI)

Recital Verdi, Verdi: Heroines, Angela Gheorghiu; Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Milan/Chailly (Decca)

Retailer of the Year HMV 150 Oxford Street & Bath Compact Discs

Vocal Barbara Bonney, Diamonds in the Snow: Songs by Alfvén, Grieg, Sibelius, Sjöberg and Stenhammar, Antonio Pappano (Decca)

Artist of the Year Antonio Pappano

Classic fM People's Choice Award Verdi, Verdi: Heroines, Chailly (Decca)

Special Achievement Wagner, Götterdämmerung, soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival/Knapperstsbusch (Testament)

Lifetime Achievement Carlo Bergonzi

1999 Gramophone Awards

Opera (Record of the Year) Antonín Dvorák, Rusalka, Mackerras (Decca)

Editor's Choice Naxos's British music series

Baroque Instrumental Jacquet de la Guerre, Premiére livre, Carole Cerasi (Metronome)

Baroque Vocal A Scarlatti, Il primo omicidio, René Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi)

20th-Century Vocal Hanns Eisler, Hollywood Songbook, Goerne; Schneider (Decca)

Chamber Robert Schumann, Piano Trios, Florestan Trio (Hyperion)

20th-Century Chamber Elliott Carter, String Quartets, Arditti Quartett (Auvidis)

Concerto Frédéric Chopin, Piano Concertos, Martha Argerich/Dutoit (EMI)

20th-Century Concerto Maurice Ravel, Piano Concertos, Krystian Zimerman; Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon|DG)

Early Music Guillaume Dufay, Missa, Jacobi Binchois Consort/Kirkman (Hyperion)

20th-Century Opera Carl Nielsen, Maskarade, Schirmer (Decca)

Contemporary Toru Takemitsu, Quotation of Dream, Knussen (DG)

Instrumental Arcadi Volodos, Arcadi Volodos Live at Carnegie Hall (Sony Classical)

20th-Century Instrumental Luciano Berio, Sequenzas, various artists (DG)

Orchestral Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 4, Wand (RCA)

20th-Century Orchestral Edgar Varése, Complete Orchestral Works, Riccardo Chailly (Decca)

Solo Vocal Ludwig van Beethoven, Lieder, Stephen Genz; Vignoles (Hyperion)

Recital Renée Fleming, I Want Magic!, Renée Fleming; Levine (Decca)

Artist of the Year Martha Argerick

Special Achievement Philip's Great Pianists of the 20th Century

Lifetime Achievement Isaac Stern

1998 Gramophone Awards

Record of the Year and Choral Martin, Pizzetti, Die Schöpfung, Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell (Hyperion)

Editor's Choice Thomas Adès, Adès: Arcadiana Op. 12. The origin of the harp, soloists; Endellion Quartet; London Sinfonietta; King's College Choir, Cambridge/Adès, Stenz, Cleobury (EMI Debut)

Baroque Non-Vocal Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, Rameau—Overtures (L'Oiseau-Lyre)

Baroque Vocal Monteverdi , Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini Chamber Bartok, String quartets, Takacs Quartet (Decca)

Concerto Joshua Bell, Barber, Bloch, Walton, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/David Zinman (Decca)

Contemporary Andrew Davis, Martyn Brabbins, Birtwistle, soloists; BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis, Martyn Brabbins (NMC)

Early Music Canciones and Ensaladas, Harmonia, Ensemble Clément Janequin/Dominique Visse (Mundi)

Early Opera Rameau, Les fêtes d'Hébé, Soloists; Les Arts Florissants Chorus and Orchestra/William Christie (Erato)

Film Music Kenneth Alwyn, The Ladykillers, Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Kenneth Alwyn (Silva Screen)

Instrumental Stephen Hough, Mompou (Hyperion)

Music Theatre Kander & Ebb, Chicago, Broadway Cast/Rob Fisher (RCA Victor)

Opera Rossini, Il Turko in Italia, soloists; Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly (Decca)

Orchestral Bartók, The Miraculous Mandarin, Hungarian Radio Chorus; Budapest Festival Orchestra/Ivan Fischer (Philips)

Solo Vocal Schumann, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake (EMI)

Best-selling disc James Horner, Titanic–Original Soundtrack (Sony Classical)

Artist of the Year Riccardo Chailly

Lifetime Achievement Menahem Pressler