'BEST PREMIERE RECORDING' IN THE 2012 BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS
We are very proud to add another award to our office mantelpiece for Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Night's Black Bird. This multi award-winning recording - which has already won the 2011 Gramophone Magazine Contemporary Award and was chosen as Time Out New York's Classical CD of the Year 2011 - received the BBC Music Magazine 'Premiere Recording' Award at the ceremony held at Kings Place on Thursday April 12.
Congratulations to the fabulous performers on this disc - Owen Slade, The Hallé and Ryan Wigglesworth - and of course to Sir Harrison Birtwistle, whose music is such an inspiration.
The Award was presented to Harrison Birtwistle by his good friend (and NMC's Patron) Alfred Brendel. Our table at lunch was a jolly affair. Here is a photo of journalist Tom Service being thoroughly entertained by conversations with Harry and Alfred.
PHOTO1: Alfred Brendel, Tom Service, Harrison Birtwistle, Colin Matthews (in background)
PHOTO2: The Award, about to make its new home on our office mantelpiece along with the five Gramophone Awards and Midem Award.
PHOTO3: Awards ceremony at Kings Place. Oliver Condy and James Naughtie announcing the Premiere Recording winner.
PHOTO4: NMC's Sales & Marketing Manager Ellie Wilson with NMC Patron Alfred Brendel.