The 2012 Gramophone Awards take place this year on September 27, when we'll reveal the winning recordings in each category from which the Recording of the Year will be chosen.
Between now and the ceremony, we're publishing two Podcasts a week in which we discuss the three shortlisted discs in one of the categories with one of our critics, along with musical excerpts. In today's new Podcast, Gramophone editor-in-chief James Jolly and Lindsay Kemp discuss the shortlisted Baroque Vocal recordings: Bach's Mass in B minor from Collegium Vocale, Ghent and Philippe Herreweghe (on the PHI label); a recording of music by Schütz from Vox Luminis and Lionel Meunier (Ricercar); and a recording of music by Zelenka from Collegium 1704 and Václav Luks (Accent).
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