Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2005

Recording of the Year (& Baroque Vocal category)

Bach Cantatas, Vol 1 Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner (Soli Deo Gloria)

Chamber

Beethoven Late String Quartets Takács Quartet (Decca)

Choral

Haydn The Seasons Soloists; RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester / René Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi)

DVD

Berlioz Les Troyens Soloists; Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique / John Eliot Gardiner (Opus Arte)

Orchestral

Haydn Paris symphonies Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

Opera 

Joint winners:

Britten Death in Venice City of London Sinfonia / Richard Hickox (Chandos)

Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini Orchestre National De France / John Nelson (Virgin Classics)

Recital

GounodMassenet Arias Rolando Villazón; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Evelino Pidò (Virgin Classics)

Early Music

John Browne Music from the Eton Choir Book The Tallis Scholars / Peter Phillips (Gimell)

Baroque instrumental

Biber The Rosary Sonatas Andrew Manze; Richard Egarr (Harmonia Mundi)

Concerto

Bartók Piano Concertos Nos 1–3 Zimerman, Andsnes, Grimaud, Boulez (DG)

Contemporary

Birtwistle Earth Dances Boulez; Brabbins; Valade; Ensemble Modern (DG)

Vocal

Schubert Schwanengesang Matthias Goerne; Alfred Brendel (Decca)

Historic Archive

Beethoven. Chopin. Haydn. Mozart Annie Fischer (BBC Legends)

Historic Reissue

Bloch String Quartets Griller Quartet (Decca)

Instrumental

Ysaÿe Violin Sonatas Thomas Zehetmair (ECM New Series)

Editor's Choice

Rachmaninov Piano Concertos. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Litton (Hyperion)

Artist of the year

Michael Tilson Thomas

Lifetime Achievement

Marilyn Horne

Special Achievement

The Lindsays

Label of the year

Naxos

Classic FM Listener's Choice

Plácido Domingo

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