The CD "Kadenza" dedicated to Sofía Gubaidulina, on the way to the Gramophone Awards
The British Gramophone Magazine, one of the most prestigious classic music magazines in the world, has selected the disc Kadenza as one of the ten CD's that compose the so called Editor's Choice in his April issue. This selection supposes the prelude of the Gramophone Awards, which the magazine gives annually. Named often the "Oscars" of the classic music, these prizes are the most prestigious of all those who are given in the record industry in the area of the classic music.
In this issue, "Kadenza" shares nomination with a recording dedicated to Rautavaara and produced by the Helsinki Philarmonic Orchestra; a disc that gathers Tchaikovsky's works, recorded by the Orchestre National du Capitole of Toulouse and conducted by Tugan Sokhiev; and a monographic dedicated to Lutoslawski and interpreted by the BBC Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Edward Gardiner. It is undoubtedly about first level publications by orchestras and conductors.
The accordionist Iñaki Alberdi and the cellist Asier Polo lead together with a group of chamber of the Symphonic Orchestra of Basque Country this recording. One of the big values of the disc lies in the intense labour developed by these two soloists together with the own authoress, under Jose Ramon Encinar's conduction.
This disc, edited by the Dutch label ET'CETERA gathers four works (Seven Words, In Croce, Kadenza and Et expecto) that constitute the perfect sample to approach Sofía Gubaidulina's work.