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The Gramophone podcast


Jul 16, 2020

Gramophone has been making an Orchestra of the Year Award since 2018 when it was given to the Seattle Symphony (last year the Award went to the Hong Kong Philharmonic). This year the voting is open and we offer ten ensembles for your to consider. Each has struck us for the dynamism, imagination and style of their collaborations with their conductors on record.

In this, the first of two podcasts, Gramophone's Editor-in-Chief James Jolly talks to Gramophone critic, Andrew Mellor, about five of the ensembles: the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo and MusicAeterna.