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Boris Berezovsky wins BBC Music Magazine Award

Boris Berezovsky wins BBC Music Magazine Award

Winners of the first ever BBC Music Magazine Awards for classical recording excellence were announced last week [15th March] at an exclusive awards ceremony on board the MV Silver Sturgeon on the River Thames, London. Boris Berezovsky won the Instrumental category for his Warner Classics recording of Chopin-Godowsky: Etudes. BBC Music magazine received over 18,000 votes for the short-listed nominations, cast by the general public both online and by post. Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music magazine, commented: “The first ever BBC Music Magazine Awards have been a huge success - all 12 winnings discs demonstrate what a tremendous year 2005 was for the classical record industry. So many of the year's discs display musicianship of an astoundingly high standard, which has made for one of the most exciting classical awards in recent years. And, by voting, the public has shown just how wide its tastes are, from established symphonic music to newly discovered opera.” Representatives from across the classical music industry including major record labels, distributors, retailers, critics, and writers attended the awards lunch, which was hosted by Radio 4’s James Naughtie and Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music magazine. More information can be found at bbcmusicmagazine.co.uk.