Gramophone Awards 2009

Recording of the Year and Chamber: Quatuor Ebene Debussy. Fauré. Ravel String Quartets; Quatuor Ebène; Virgin 519045-2; Spotify link

Baroque instrumental: Purcell - The Complete Fantazias; Fretwork; Harmonia Mundi F HMU90 7502; Spotify link

Solo vocal: Schumann - Dichterliebe and other Heine Settings; Gerald Finley (bar), Julius Drake (pf); Hyperion CDA67676; label not @ Spotify

Baroque Vocal: Anthems Handel - Coronation Anthems, etc; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers; Coro F COR16066; Spotify link

Choral: Elgar -The Dream of Gerontius; Soloists incl Paul Groves (ten), Bryn Terfel (bass-bar); Choirs; Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder; Hallé CDHLD7520; Spotify link not found

Concerto: Britten - Piano Concerto; Steven Osborne (pf); BBC Scottish SO / Ilan Volkov; Hyperion CDA67625; label not @ Spotify

Contemporary: The NMC Songbook; Various artists; NMC NMCD150; Spotify link

Early Music: ‘Song of Songs’; Stile Antico; Harmonia Mundi HMU80 7489; Spotify link not found

Historic reissue: ‘Composers in Person’; Various artists; EMI (22 discs) 217575-2; Spotify link

Instrumental: Debussy; Complete Works for Piano, Vol 4; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; Chandos CHAN10497; Spotify link not found

Opera: Puccini Madama Butterfly; Soloists incl Angela Gheorghiu (sop); Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia / Antonio Pappano; EMI 264187-2; Spotify link

Orchestral: Tchaikovsky - Manfred Symphony; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko; Naxos 8 570568; Spotify link not found

Recital: Martinu - Julietta Fragments; Magdalena Kozená (mez); Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras; Supraphon SU3994-2; Spotify link

Editor’s Choice: Beethoven Diabelli Variations; Stephen Kovacevich; Spotify link

NB. Let me know if you can find the missing CDs (i.e., “Spotify link not found”).