The recordings of Dutilleux’s Correspondances and George Benjamin’s Written on Skin have been awarded an Edison Klassiek 2014 music prize.
The Edison music award is an annual Dutch music prize, awarded for outstanding achievements in the music industry.
Dutilleux – Correspondances
Barbara Hannigan, Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen
Universal Music/Deutsche Grammophon
from the jury: “The soloists…are ideal advocates for Dutilleux’s fascinating soundscape. This CD is a perfect tribute to the masterful and polished French composer.”
George Benjamin – Written on Skin
Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under the direction of George Benjamin
Harmonia Mundi/Opus Arte
from the jury: “The audience is gripped by the throat in a mesmerising theatrical experience. Written on Skin is a sublime work – and herein lies perhaps the greatest discovery – and proves that contemporary music theater can be accessible.”