Grand Prix du Disque
The Grand Prix du Disque is the most important French music award for outstanding music recordings. The award was launched by the Charles Cros Academy in 1948.
The award is comparable to the German Record Award (from 1992 Echo ), the Dutch Edison , the Brit Award in Great Britain or the Grammy in the USA.
The prizes are awarded in different categories that cover a broad musical field. There are prizes in the 16 categories of early music , baroque music , chamber music , instrumental soloists, vocal soloists, opera , modern music, world music , first recordings, instrumental and symphonic music, lyrical music, French chansons, choral music , blues , jazz and music for children. The divisions vary every year and the awards are often given for each individual category. Only recordings that have been recorded, produced or distributed in France may be submitted.
The Charles Cros Academy is made up of around 50 music critics , composers, producers, journalists, academics and festival directors, who are supplemented by other external experts who decide on the award of the award.
German award winners
- 1954: Wilhelm Kempff
- 1954: Franz Kelch
- 1954: Hermann Weigert
- 1956: Karl Ristenpart (five times in total)
- 1956: Helmut Zacharias
- 1957: Fritz Lehmann
- 1957/58: German Symphony Orchestra Berlin under Ferenc Fricsay
- 1959: Barchet Quartet
- 1959: Fritz Werner
- 1960: Inge Borkh
- 1962: Gerhard Stolze
- 1963: Herbert von Karajan
- ?: Swabian Singing Circle
- ?: Alban Berg Quartet
- ?: Monteverdi Choir Hamburg (several times)
- ?: Helmut Koch
- ?: Kurt Redel (multiple)
- ?: Josef Ulsamer (several times)
- after 1965: Wilhelm Kempff
- 1966: Helmut Winter
- 1968: Gisela May
- 1968: MDR Symphony Orchestra under Herbert Kegel (twice)
- 1970: Werner Haas
- 1972: Siegfried Palm (three times)
- 1972: Reinhard Mey
- around 1973: Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn
- around 1974: Hans-Martin Linde
- 1975 and 1976: complete recording of the operetta Die Fledermaus ( Eterna )
- around 1976: Chamber Orchestra Berlin
- 1980: David Hanselmann
- Hans Deinzer (twice)
- 1983: Harald Feller
- 1983: Martin Hömberg
- 1985: Helmuth Rilling together with Friedrich Hänssler
- around 1985: Hans Zender
- around 1987: Hermann Max together with Musica Antiqua Cologne (several times)
- 1989: Lothar Zagrosek
- 1992: Wolfram Christ
- around 1995: MDR-Rundfunkchor Leipzig under Herbert Kegel
- 1997: The Singphoniker
- 2003: Rundfunkchor Berlin and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Marek Janowski
- 2005: SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg and SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart under Sylvain Cambreling
- 2008: Jonas Kaufmann
- 2009: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra of the SWR under Heinz Holliger
- Walter Haas, Ulrich Klever: Record Brevier. A small handbook for record collectors. Ullstein, Frankfurt am Main 1958.
- ↑ Haas, Klever: Record Brevier. 1958.
- ↑ charlescros.org: History (French), accessed on June 13, 2014.
- ↑ Clemens Zimmermann, Rainer Hudemann, Michael Kuderna (eds.): Media landscape Saar from 1945 to the present. Vol. 1. Oldenbourg, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-486-59170-5 , p. 209.