For their recording of Beethoven Complete Symphonies published in 2019 by Naxos Adam Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra have won an International Classical Music Award (ICMA) 2020 in the category “Symphonic Music”. Their Beethoven CD, which has received highest critical acclaim world-wide, has been chosen from among 35 nominees in this category. The jury of international critics from leading music magazines had nominated a total of 390 recordings competing in 16 different categories. Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra receive this prestigious award for the second time already. Their recording of all Mozart Symphonies (Da Capo Records) won an ICMA in 2015. A strong sign of life from the orchestra, which was closed by the Danish Radio in 2014 and now continues to exist on a privately funded basis.
“Adam Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra present a very convincing, coherent and meaningful set of Beethoven's symphonies whose main characteristic is the rhetorical diversity showing all of Beethoven’s various facets. This eloquence is achieved with a consistently slender, low-vibrato music-making and a wide range of tempi, rhythm and dynamics. Exciting contrasts, powerful accents, expressive rubato let Beethoven ‘speak’ in a most persuasive way.”, says the jury.
The Award Ceremony will be held in Sevilla on April 30th.