ICMA, International Classical Music Awards has published today the winner’s name of the Recording of the Year 2016. It is the winner from the category Video Performance, with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 played by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the baton of Riccardo Chailly on Accentus Music (ACC20309 42).
The Jury says: « Riccardo Chailly is one of the most interesting interpreters of Gustav Mahler’s symphonic cosmos. His account of the Seventh Symphony shows a superior sense for the formal complexity and the significant contrasts of the work. The last movement tingles with energy and dynamism. Chailly seems to constantly remember that Mahler himself spoke about the ‘predominantly cheerful, humorous content’ of this Symphony. Taking great care over details and transparency, he also enables the marvellous Gewandhaus Orchestra to display the whole range of colours which make its sound so warm and full-blooded. »