Boston Symphony Orchestra among winners of German classical-music award

Posted on: July 31, 2017

“The key prize winners among the 2017 ECHO Klassik Awards, just announced by the German Phono Academy (Deutsche Phono-Akademie),” states an unsigned article posted on Thursday (7/29) at (subscription required), “are Joyce DiDonato, female singer of the year; Matthias Goerne, male singer of the year; Boston Symphony Orchestra, ensemble/orchestra of the year; Pretty Yende, newcomer of the year; Jonas Kaufmann, for his album Dolce Vita as best seller of the year; Christian Tetzlaff, instrumentalist of the year (violin); Maurizio Pollini, instrumentalist of the year (piano). ‘Classical music forms an essential part of our heritage and represents one of the fundamental foundations of our culture,’ said Bunesdverband Musikindustrie (BVI) Managing Director Florian Drücke in his comments. ‘All of the artists receiving an ECHO KLASSIK this year have made outstanding contributions to this heritage in the 2016-17 music year.’ He noted their efforts to reach audiences ‘on all possible distribution channels. Indeed, distribution is of extreme importance to the future of classical music, especially in our increasingly digital world.’ The awards will be presented October 29 in a gala at the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in Hamburg, to be broadcast by German public TV channel ZDF.”

Posted July 31, 2017