The Gramophone Awards are among the most prestigious in the world of classical music. The magazine has now revealed its shortlist of 72 recordings from which the 2016 winners will be chosen. Winners will be revealed in the September issue, which goes on sale on August 12.
Two Polish, or at least Polish-adjacent, musicians have been included in the shortlist:
- Maxwell Davies. Panufnik Symphonies Nos 10 London Symphony Orch /Sir Antonio Pappano, cond. (LSO Live LSO0767) – the Tenth Symphonies of Polish composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik (written in 1988) and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (written in 2013-14) are compared on this excellent recording.
- Brahms Solo Piano, Vol 3 Jonathan Plowright (BIS 2127) – champion of Polish romantic piano repertoire and previous Paderewski Festival Gala performer Jonathan Plowright continues his intelligent and powerful review of Brahms’s repertoire for solo piano.