German record awards: who gets the classical prizes?main
Bartoli for a Halevy DVD, Rene Pape for Wagner and Villazon for an album titled Mexico!
No surprises then among the opera pack.
This list of winners is tediously long, but there are a few good calls within:
Male singer of the year: Thomas Hampson for Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mahler, DG)
Instrumentalist of the year (accordion): Teodoro Anzellotti for the Goldberg Variations, (Bach, Winter & Winter)
Conductor of the year: Andris Nelsons, for Stravinsky Firebird (with CBSO)
New conductor of the year: Robin Ticciati for Brahms Alto Rhapsody (with Bamberg SO)
Song recording of the year: Diana Damrau, Strauss.
Hilary Hahn, Lisa Batiashvili and Ray Chen are also among the instrumental winners.
Here‘s the full list. Awards ceremony in Octoberr.