The BBC Music Magazine recording of the year and category winners have been announced.

Orchestra and Recording of the Year:

MAHLER Symphonie No. 3. Gerhild Romberger, Augsburger Domsingknaben Frauenchor, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Bernard Haitink. BR Klassik 2cdsMAHLER Symphonie No. 3. Gerhild Romberger, Augsburger Domsingknaben Frauenchor, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Bernard Haitink. BR Klassik 2cds

“Bernard Haitink’s first recording of Mahler’s Third Symphony was half a century ago in Amsterdam. The view hasn’t changed too much – a measured survey of the immense opening movement through to a mesmerising account of the great final Adagio – but the playing of the Bavarian Radio Symphony is outstanding, and beautifully captured in concert.”

Concerto

FAGERLUND / AHO Bassoon Concertos. Bram van Sambeek, Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Okko Kamu, Dima Slobodeniouk. BIS Records SACDFAGERLUND / AHO Bassoon Concertos. Bram van Sambeek, Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Okko Kamu, Dima Slobodeniouk. BIS Records SACD

“This collection of contemporary works for the oft-neglected bassoon is a revelation. Vital new pieces by Fagerlund and Aho highlight the fire and heart of the instrument, Bram van Sambeek delivers flawless performances, the Lahti Symphony are on fire, and the sound quality is top-notch.”

Opera

BERLIOZ Les Troyens. Joyce DiDonato, Michael Spyres, Marie-Nicole Lemieux etc., Orchestre Philharmonique De Strasbourg / John Nelson. Erato 4cds + DVDBERLIOZ Les Troyens. Joyce DiDonato, Michael Spyres, Marie-Nicole Lemieux etc., Orchestre Philharmonique De Strasbourg / John Nelson. Erato 4cds + DVD

“Erato’s much-anticipated recording of this four-hour epic, made live in Strasbourg at concerts conducted by Berlioz specialist John Nelson, did not disappoint. It captures thrilling performances from Joyce DiDonato as Didon and from Michael Spyres, at the peak of his powers, as Énée, and from a supporting cast of impressive strength.”

Choral

EIN FESTE BURG IST UNSER GOTT Luther and the music of the Reformation. Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, Bart Jacobs. Ricercar 2cdsEIN FESTE BURG IST UNSER GOTT Luther and the music of the Reformation. Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, Bart Jacobs. Ricercar 2cds

“Music played an important part in Lutheran worship. Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Vox Luminis and director Lionel Meunier offer an illuminating exploration of Luther’s hymns and Gospel translations in settings by many of JS Bach’s predecessors. All is warmly performed, and wonderfully presented in a generously illustrated book format.”

Vocal

ALL WHO WANDER Works by Gustav Mahler, Antonin Dvorak, Jean Sibelius. Jamie Barton, Brian Zeger. DelosALL WHO WANDER Works by Gustav Mahler, Antonin Dvorak, Jean Sibelius. Jamie Barton, Brian Zeger. Delos

“The long wait for Jamie Barton’s debut recital disc was worth every minute. Barton, double winner of 2013’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is wonderfully idiomatic in Dvořák and Sibelius, and she and her pianist give a performance of Mahler’s Rückert Lieder that is up there with the greatest.”

Chamber

DEBUSSY Sonatas & Trio. Renaud Capucon, Bertrand Chamayou, Geraurd Causse, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Edgar Moreau. EratoDEBUSSY Sonatas & Trio. Renaud Capucon, Bertrand Chamayou, Geraurd Causse, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Edgar Moreau. Erato

“This is luxury casting for Debussy, with a clutch of the finest Francophone musicians from across the generations coming together for the occasion. Their readings of the late sonatas are packed with glorious detail, while Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou and Edgar Moreau make a great case for the early Piano Trio.”

Instrumental

HUMPHREYS, FENELLA Bach 2 the Future Vol. 2. Works by Sutton, Ysaye, Beamish, Bach, Maxwell Davies, Stravinsky, Sibelius. Champs Hill RecordsHUMPHREYS, FENELLA Bach 2 the Future Vol. 2. Works by Sutton, Ysaye, Beamish, Bach, Maxwell Davies, Stravinsky, Sibelius. Champs Hill Records

“This gutsy and exhilarating disc completes violinist Fenella Humphreys’s laudable project to commission and record six companion pieces to Bach’s Partitas. Featuring splendid new compositions by Sally Beamish, Peter Maxwell Davies and Adrian Sutton alongside works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Stravinsky and Sibelius, the disc is performed with great precision and verve.”

JURY AWARDS

Premiere

CARTER, ELLIOTT Late Works. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Colin Currie, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oliver Knussen. OndineCARTER, ELLIOTT Late Works. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Colin Currie, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oliver Knussen. Ondine

Newcomer

CHOPIN Les etats d`Ame. 24 Preludes Op. 28, Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 Julien Brocal. RubiconCHOPIN Les etats d`Ame. 24 Preludes Op. 28, Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 Julien Brocal. Rubicon