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1996 Gramophone Awards

The 1996 Gramophone Awards were presented on October 10, 1996 at London's Savoy Hotel and were published in the November 1996 issue of the magazine.

Concerto (Record of the Year)Sauer, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E minor and Scharwenka, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in F minor, Op.82, Stephen Hough; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster (Hyperion)
Baroque Non-VocalVivaldi, Il Proteo — Double and Triple Concertos,Christophe Coin; Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini (Teldec Das Alte Werk)
Baroque VocalVivaldi, Stabat Mater, Andreas Scholl; Ensemble 415 / Chiara Banchini (Harmonia Mundi)
ChamberHaydn, String Quartets, Op. 33 — nos. 5,3 and 2, Quatuor Mosaïques (Auvidis Astrée)
ChoralGrainger, Londonderry Air — Songs and Dancing Ballads, Monteverdi Choir; English Country Gardiner Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner (Philips)
ContemporaryBirtwistle, Gawain, Marie Angel, Anne Howells, Richard Greager, Penelope Walmsley-Clark, Omar Ebrahim, Alan Ewing, John Marsden, François Le Roux, Kevin Smith, John Tomlinson, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Elgar Howarth (Collins Classics)
Early MusicDunstable, Sacred Choral Works, Orlando Consort (Metronome)
Early OperaHandel, Ariodante, Lorraine Hunt, Juliana Gondek, Lisa Saffer, Jennifer Lane, Rufus Müller, Lurcanio; Nicolas Cavallier, Jörn Lindemann, Wilhelmshaven Vocal Ensemble, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (Harmonia Mundi)
EngineeringSibelius, Symphony No. 5 in E-flat (original 1915 version), En Saga, Op. 9 (original 1892 version), Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä (BIS)
Historic Non-VocalDebussy, Complete Piano Works, Walter Gieseking (EMI mono)
Historic VocalLucrezia Bori, Opera and Operetta Arias, volumes 1 and 2 (The Complete Victor Recordings, 1925–1937), Lucrezia Bori with various artists (Romophone)
InstrumentalD. Scarlatti, Keyboard Sonatas, Mikhail Pletnev (Virgin Classics)
Music TheaterGershwin, Oh, Kay!, Dawn Upshaw, Kurt Ollmann, Adam Arkin, Patrick Cassidy, Robert Westenberg, Liz Larsen, Stacey Logan, Susan Lucci, Fritz Weaver, chorus, Orchestra of St. Luke's / Eric Stern (Nonesuch)
OperaProkofiev, The Fiery Angel, Galina Gorchakova, Sergei Leiferkus, Vladimir Galusin, Konstantin Pluzhnikov, Sergei Alexashkin, Vladimir Ognovanko, Evgeni Boitsov, Valery Lebed, Yuri Laptev, Mikhail Kit, Evgenia Perlasova, Larissa Diadkova, Olga Markova-Mikhailenko, Yevgeny Fedotov, Mikhail Chernozhukov, Andrei Karabanov, Gennadi Bezzubenkov, Tatiana Kravtsova, Tatiana Filimoniva, Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera / Valery Gergiev (Philips)
OrchestralSchmidt, Symphony No. 4 in C, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (EMI)
Solo VocalSchubert, Lieder, Volume 25. Die schöne Müllerin, D795, with a reading of six poems not set by Schubert, Ian Bostridge, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Graham Johnson (Hyperion)
VideoYehudi Menuhin — The Violin of the Century, Bruno Monsaingeon, director (EMI)
Best-selling RecordLesley Garrett, Soprano in Red, Lesley Garrett; Crouch End Festival Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra / James Holmes (Silva Screen Classics)
Artist of the YearAnne Sofie von Otter
Young Artist of the YearDavid Pyatt
Lifetime AchievementYehudi Menuhin

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