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International Classical Music Award for Radio Philharmonic & Choir

Thierry Fischer’s recording for Hyperion Records of Frank Martin’s Der Sturm, with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Choir (and soloists Robert Holl, Christine Buffle, Ethan Herschenfeld, James Gilchrist) has just been awarded the 2012 International Classical Music Award in the Opera category.

The Award Ceremony and the Gala concert with ICMA winners will take place at La Cite in Nantes on 15 May 2012. Click here for more information.

Click here to listen to an extract of the CD.

“Thierry Fischer secures a committed response from the Netherlands Radio forces, burnished strings and incisive woodwind hear to advantage in the fabled Concertgebouw acoustic… A near-definitive account of an opera whose take on The Tempest has yet to be equalled for sensitivity and insight.”
Gramophone, Editor’s Choice, July 2011

“Thierry Fischer’ refined and yet muscular conducting, reminiscent of Ernst Ansermet, is the trump card.”
Le Monde, July 2011

“The devoted conducting of Thierry Fischer… At last, this magical opera has the complete recording it has so long deserved and the result is a triumphant success. Fischer’s conducting is quite magnificent: full of attention to detail and ideally paced too. It’s hard to imagine the ravishing and often surprising orchestral colours of this opera being realized so sensitively.”
International Record Review, June 2011

“It's a beautifully organised score with some striking moments… This recording – the first ever of the complete work – certainly serves it well.”
The Guardian, May 2011

“Das Orchester unterlegt das vokale Geschehen mit motivischer Verarbeitung, die sowohl den großen symphonischen Zusammenhang stiftet als auch punktuell kommentiert. Dirigent Thierry Fischer lässt spüren, welch dramatisches Potential in dem Werk steckt. Unter den insgesamt ausgezeichneten Solisten sticht Robert Holl als ehrfurchtgebietender und sehr menschlicher Prospero hervor. Unverzichtbar!”
Wiener Zeitung, May 2011


Laatste aanpassing op Monday 12 March 2012

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International Classical Music Award for Radio Philharmonic & Choir