Accentus Music is delighted to announce that its production of Claudio Abbado and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 has won the 2012 BBC Music Magazine Award in the ‘Best DVD Performance’ category. The performance was recorded live at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL in August 2010.
This year was the first time that the Best DVD Performance category was decided by the public vote, reflecting the increased popularity of the classical music DVD market. The other nominees in the category were a Glyndebourne production of Billy Budd and a production of Elektra, recorded live from the Salzburg Festival 2010. Accentus Music’s production is the first concert DVD to have achieved this accolade, it having previously been awarded to operatic DVDs.
Described by Oliver Condy for BBC Music Magazine as “performed exquisitely” and praised for capturing the “very, very special” atmosphere of the concert, this DVD has hithertofore received widespread critical praise. Not only has it recently been awarded an ICMA award, it was also praised by Andrew Clark in the Financial Times, who wrote that this “fabulously fluid performance with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra is an important release.”
For more information about Accentus Music and its catalogue, visit the Accentus Music website.