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BIS is Label of the Year!
The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has announced the winners for 2017...
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BBC Music Magazine Announces Nominees
Two BIS releases are among the 21 discs shortlisted for the 2017 edition of the BBC Music Magazine Awards.
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News 2017

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BIS is Label of the Year!

23. January 2017

ICMA Label of the Year 2017

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has announced the winners for 2017, and we are proud to have been chosen Label of the Year, by this group of professional music critics from 16 major magazines, online services and radio stations across Europe. The award ceremony will take place on the 1st April in Leipzig, Germany, in connection with a gala concert hosted by the Gewandhausorchester. Read more about the ICMA, and the other prize winners here.

BBC Music Magazine Announces Nominees

20. January 2017

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2017

The BBC Music Magazine Awards are among the most prestigious of classical awards, and we are happy that no less than two BIS releases are among the 21 discs shortlisted for the 2017 edition of the event. The magazine’s reviewers select three albums in seven different categories from those discs that have received top reviews during 2016, and now it is for the public to vote for their favourites.

The two BIS titles shortlisted for the awards are Sibelius Symphonies Nos 3, 6 & 7 from Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä (BIS-2006; Orchestral Award) and Mendelssohn String Quartets Nos 5 & 6 recorded by the Escher String Quartet (BIS-1960; Chamber Award). Find out what other discs have been nominated, and cast your vote here.

News 2016

Happy birthday, Sally!

26. August 2016

Sally Beamish, foto (c) Ashley Coombes

British composer Sally Beamish turns sixty today, and as her music appears on no less than nine BIS releases we naturally want to congratulate her. Her rich and varied production includes concertos, chamber music and orchestral works and is championed by musicians and ensembles such as Håkan Hardenberger, Branford Marsalis, Tabea Zimmermann, Sharon Bezaly, Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Not one to rest on her laurels, Sally Beamish is unceasingly productive and a number of new works are being premiered this autumn – read more about them on the website of her publisher Norsk Musikforlag.

Butterworth and Sibelius on top

12. August 2016

Butterworth Orchestral Works BIS-2195 SACD
Sibelius Symphonies 3,6 and 7 BIS-2006 SACD

For three weeks in a row,
BIS releases have held top positions on the UK Specialist Classical Chart. Two BIS discs have vied for No. 1, with the final disc in Osmo Vänskä’s Sibelius cycle with Minnesota Orchestra (BIS-2006) today backing down for ‘Orchestral Fantasia’ (BIS-2195), commemorating George Butterworth and celebrating his orchestral music. Just released, Vänskä’s recording of Symphonies Nos 3,6 and 7 has met with high praise, for instance in The Sunday Times (UK): ‘With these recordings, Vanska confirms his status as our greatest living Sibelian. Irreplaceable.’ Meanwhile, appearing shortly before the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death during the battle of the Somme, the disc with Butterworth’s orchestral music has struck a note with many listeners.

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