Two Special Gramophone Awards

Last night at the 2020 Gramophone Award Alpha Classics was named 'Label Of The Year' and Beethoven: Piano Concertos 2 & 5 "Emperor" by Martin Helmchen, Andrew Manze & DSO Berlin was named the special Beethoven 250 Award Winner!

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In awarding Beethoven: Piano Concertos 2 & 5 "Emperor" by Martin Helmchen, Andrew Manze & DSO Berlin its special Beethoven 250 Award Gramophone stated: "It does stand high and proud for its artistry, poetry, stylish musicianship and, perhaps above all, rapport between soloist and conductor. This really does feel like a meeting of minds. This is another account to be placed alongside the finest, including Argerich, and for me surpassing Glenn Gould/Bernstein."

Martin Helmchen and Andrew Manze