Since 2009, selected recipients of these Clefs ResMusica have been awarded the Clefs d’Or ResMusica (Gold Key, Master Key Awards), acknowledging outstanding releases of the year.
The Winners 2013 :
Penderecki by Penderecki : the symphonies
Krzysztof Penderecki’s symphonies had already been issued separately: now they have all been gathered together in a box set called The Complete Symphonies.
Readers’ Gold Key
Requiem de Berlioz, Colin Davis’s Final Concert with the LSO
The Berlioz Requiem, under the baton of the late Sir Colin Davis (LSO Live), Final recording of an icon, who worked tirelessly for international recognition of Berlioz.
A Neglected Hindemith, Ably Resuscitated by Frank Peter Zimmermann and Paavo Järvi
In this 60th year since Hindemith’s death, Frank Peter Zimmermann, one of the greatest violinists of our time, devotes an entire disc to the composer’s violin sonatas and concertos.
Nabucco: The Sublime World-Baroque-Music of Leonardo García Alarcón
A major album, this oratorio, brilliant from start to finish, owes its resurrection to the passion and meticulous taste of a certain Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, stylistic son of a Gabriel Garrido and a Christina Pluhar.
La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho
The present recording released by Ondine allows us to make a better judgment of the music itself thanks to the unsurpassable performance by Dawn Upshaw and also to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s elaborate and brilliant direction at the head of the excellent Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Towards a Complete Collection of Weinberg’s Symphonies –Finally!
Since the vast symphonic canon of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, 27 opuses-strong, still remains partially unexplored on disc, this publication is likely to become a complete reference guide.
Iolanta and Perséphone, a successful pairing
The originality and success of this DVD results from primarily an unusual pairing of two works, or rather two rarities, belonging to very different eras and idioms.
Budding Stars: The School Where Dreams Sometimes Come True
A captivating documentary on the School of Dance of the National Opera of Paris and the relentless rigor whereby the corps de ballet is trained to become princes and princesses.
The Bartók Phenomenon
This ample biography of Béla Bartók deserves a prominent place in the international bibliography devoted to this great Hungarian figure. Exciting.
Children’s Classical Music
Musical Tale of the Bazaar Circus — A Complete Success
Joyous, rhythmic classical music by Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Satie and Milhaud in this children’s music book that treats every detail with great care.