Classic FM Gramophone Award 2006 for Lindberg CD (28.09.2006)

Ondine's recording of Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto, featuring clarinetist Kari Kriikku and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra lead by Sakari Oramo, is winner of the prestigious Gramophone Awards 2006 in the category 'Best Contemporary'. The disc also contains Lindberg's Gran Duo and Chorale (ODE 1038-2).

The awards ceremony took place on Thursday September 28 at The Dorchester in London and was hosted by Gramophone editor-in-chief James Jolly.

Regarded as the Oscars of the classical music world, the Classic FM Gramophone Awards are the biggest event in the classical music industry's calendar. For the second year running in the awards' history, Gramophone – the world's oldest and most respected classical record review magazine – teamed up with Classic FM – the world's largest classical music radio station.

Since its release in summer 2005, the awarded disc has continuously received outstanding reviews and accolades throughout the international press:

  • BBC Music Magazine Awards 2006, Première category,
  • Disc of the Year 2005 (The New York Times),
  • Best Classical CDs and DVDs of 2005 (The Financial Times),
  • Listeners' Discs of the Year 2005 + CD Review Critics’ Choice 2005 (BBC Radio 3),
  • Choc de l'année 2005 (Le Monde de la Musique),
  • Evénements CD / R10 (Classica-Repertoire, January 2006),
  • Supersonic Award (Pizzicato, December 2005),
  • Disc of the Month (, November 2005),
  • Editor's Choice (Gramophone, October 2005).

Magnus Lindberg (b. 1958 in Helsinki) is one of Europe's most talented young composers, and one of the most prominent representatives internationally of Finnish contemporary music. Works like his Clarinet Concerto (2002) have established Lindberg as one of the most invigorating of composers working in the orchestral field. His music is programmed by the world's leading conductors, performing organisations and festivals.

For further information about the 2006 Classic FM Gramophone Awards, please visit the website of Gramophone.

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