The second album “Beethoven Révolution” by Jordi Savall and the Le Concert des Nations orchestra, which includes the last four symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven, has been distinguished as the best orchestral album by the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik awarded by German record critics.
The Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (the German Record Critics Award) has published the second quarterly list for 2022. The 156 critical juries that are currently part of the PdSK, divided into 32 specialized juries, have chosen 30 titles from the new record market of the last quarter for the list of the best.
In the orchestral music category of this list of the best albums, the recording of symphonies number 6 to 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven that Jordi Savall made in 2020 at the head of Le Concert de Nations, the orchestra he founded in 1989, has been selected , and which included the participation of La Capella Nacional de Catalunya and the singers Sara Gouzy, Laila Salome Fischer, Mingjie Lei and Manuel Walser.
Undoubtedly, the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik means extraordinary recognition for Jordi Savall as a conductor and for his orchestral group, Le Concert des Nations, as it is the highest distinction awarded by German critics. In addition, the merit is greater because it is the recording of Beethoven’s last symphonies, from number 6 to the culmination of the Ninth Symphony, which are a fundamental part of the canon of the German and universal symphonic repertoire and of the discography of the main conductors of the 20th century and today.
The Preis Der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (“The German Record Critics Award”) were created in Germany in 1963 by publisher Richard Kaselowsky with a desire to set “the most rigorous standards for supreme achievement and quality” in the field of music recording.