Annual Awards

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.

Annual Awards

Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann & Antonio Pappano

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida. Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ludovic Tézier, Erwin Schrott, Marco Spotti, Paolo Fanale, Eleonora Buratto, Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano. 3 CDs, Warner Classics 0825646106639

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Heinrich Schütz: St. John's Passion SWV 481; Deutsche Litanei; Unser Herr Jesus Christus in der Nacht, als er verraten ward SWV 495; Ach Herr, du Sohn Davids SWV Anhang 2 (Complete Edition Vol.13). Jan Kobow, Harry van der Kamp, Ulrike Hofbauer, Marie Luise Werneburg, Friedemann Condé, Lee Santana, Frauke Hess, Ludger Rémy, Dresdner Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann. Carus 83.270 (Note 1)

The annual award was presented on the 1st August 2017 as part of a concert in the cathedral of Heilsbrunn.

Christoph Prégardien & Julius Drake

Franz Schubert: Poetisches Tagebuch. Neun Lieder nach Versen von Ernst Schulze. Acht weitere Lieder. Christoph Prégardien, Julius Drake. Challenge Classics CC 72670 (New Arts International)

The annual award was presented on the 30th October 2019 as part of a concert in Wigmore Hall, London.

Faust, Queyras & Melnikov – Robert Schumann: Complete Concerts & Piano Trios Vol.1-3

Vol. 1: Violinkonzert WoO 1 d-moll; Klaviertrio Nr.3 op.110 g-moll; Vol. 2: Klavierkonzert op.54 a-moll; Klaviertrio Nr.2 op. 80 F-Dur; Vol. 3: Cellokonzert op.129 a-moll; Klaviertrio Nr.1 op.63 d-moll. Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexander Melnikov, Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado.
1 CD & 1 DVD je Volume, harmonia mundi HMC 902196, HMC 902197 & HMC 902198

The annual award was presented on the 30th June 2020 at a rehearsal at the Teldex Studios Berlin.

Grigory Sokolov

Franz Schubert: Impromptus D 899, Drei Klavierstücke D 946; Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr.29 B-Dur op. 106; Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo b-moll op.117 Nr.2; Jean- Philippe Rameau: Les Tendres Plaintes, Les Tourbillions, Les Cyclopes, La Follette, Les Sauvages. Grigory Sokolov. 2 CDs, Deutsche Grammophon 479 5426 (Universal)

The annual award was presented on the 8th April 2017 as part of a concert in the Philharmonie of Cologne.

Teodoro Anzellotti & Christophe Desjardins

»… of waters making moan« – Gérard Pesson: Peigner le vif; Rebecca Saunders: …of waters making moan; Marco Stroppa: Il peso di un pensiero, Nous sommes l’air, pas la terre; Jonathan Harvey: Chant; Hans Zender: Ein Wandersmann… zornig… (Hölderlin lesen V). Teodoro Anzellotti, Christophe Desjardins. Winter & Winter 910236-2 (edel)

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen, Simin Tander, Jarle Vespestad: What Was Said. ECM 2465/ 475 8697 (Universal)

The annual award was presented on the 25th March 2017 as part of a concert during the Weinstadt Festival.

Edda Brandes

Mauretanien. Nouakchott & Chinguetti. benkadi fòli serie I. Traditionelle Musik Vol.9, benkadi fòli serie III. Africa in pictures Vol.2. Edda Brandes, Petra Buda. DVD & CD (www.benkadi.org)

Anderson East

Delilah. Low Country Sounds/Electra Records 7567866897 (Warner)

Maxwell

black SUMMERS’ night. Columbia 88697752682 (Sony)

Ben Neumann, Raphael D. Thöne, Christoph Kalkowski

Jewgenij Samjatin: Wir. Editor of Radioplay: Ben Neumann, Composition: Raphael D. Thöne, Direction: Christoph Kalkowski. Jana Schulz, Andreas Pietschmann, Hanns Zischler, SWR-Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Chor Collegium Musicum Baden-Baden, Jonathan Stockhammer. 2 CDs, Der Audio Verlag ISBN 978-3-86231-591-8

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