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 editor-in-chief James Jolly and critic Richard Fairman discuss the Solo Vocal Category, which features: Mark Padmore in Britten and Finzi (Harmonia Mundi), Roderick Williams in Britten (on Naxos), and a programme entitled 'Songs of War' from Simon Keenlyside (Sony Classical).
You can stream the Podcast below, but to download our Podcasts - or to subscribe for free - visit our iTunes pages. By doing so, you'll automatically receive the Awards Podcasts as soon as they are published, as well as our usual monthly Podcasts – the latest one, published a few days ago, features The Sixteen's founder-conductor Harry Christophers, pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, and an insight into life at Wells Cathedral School.