The annual committee of the PdSK decides on the ten Annual Awards, recognizing the best productions of the past year. The committee consists of a rotating cast of ten jurors from various expert juries. Each juror of the PdSK can nominate productions for the Annual Awards. Annual awards are awarded to the winners as part of public concerts or literary readings (in the field of spoken word).
From 2014 onward, the Long Lists of Annual Awards can be found on the same page as each year’s award winners.
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Phaéton. Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Ingrid Perruche, Isabelle Druet etc., Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset. 2 CDs, Aparté AP061 (harmonia mundi)
The annual award was presented on the 3rd November 2015 as part of a concert in the Laeiszhalle of Hamburg.
Pablo de Sarasate: Music for violin & piano Vol. 1-4. Spanish Dances; Concert Fantasies; Bolero etc.; transcriptions & arrangements. Tianwa Yang, Markus Hadulla. Naxos 8.557767, 8.570192, 8.570893, 8.572709
The annual award was presented on the 31st May 2015 as part of a concert at the Weilburg Palace Concerts.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Streichtrio Es-Dur op. 3; Serenade D-Dur op. 8. Trio Zimmermann. BIS-Records 2087 SACD (Klassik Center)
The annual award was presented on the 17th November 2015 as part of a concert in the Palace theater of Celle.
Ludwig van Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas. Klaviersonaten op. 101, 106, 109, 110 & 111. Igor Levit. 2 CDs, Sony 8883703872
The annual award was presented on the 4th July 2015 as part of a concert at Essen Philharmonie.
Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel
Claude Le Jeune: The treasures of Claude Le Jeune. Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel. Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 88843022442 (Sony)
Wölfli-Kantata. Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Marcus Creed. Cypres CYP 5625 (Note 1)
The annual award was presented on the 6th February 2015 as part of the Eclat Festival of Stuttgart.
Sound of Heimat
Deutschland singt! A Film by Arne Birkenstock & Jan Tengeler. Hayden Chisholm, Antistadl, Bobo, Rainer Prüß, Rudi Vodel etc. DVD, Tradewind Pictures / RealFiction 979248 (Indigo)
Elliott Sharp’s Terraplane
4am Always. yellowbird yeb-7743 (Soulfood)
The annual award was presented to Elliott Sharp on the 7th May 2015 in Berlin.
PIAS Germany 5414 939715822 (Rough Trade)
The annual award was presented on the 26th November 2014 as part of the Hamburg Music Award HANS.
The Take Off And Landing Of Everything. Fiction 375 4767 (Universal)
presents: Iranian Woman. Heilo HCD7269 (Galileo)
Lisbeth Exner & Herbert Kapfer
Verborgene Chronik 1914. Read by Meike Droste and Wolfgang Condrus, Direction: Ulrich Gerhardt. 6 CDs, der Hörverlag ISBN 978-3-8445-1571-8
The annual award was presented on the 13th March 2015 as part of a concert in the Alte Handelsbörse of Leipzig book fair.