Conductor Jakub Hrůša has been awarded the International Classical Music Awards for his recording of Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony with the Bamberger Symphony.
The recording made for Accentus Music was selected as the best in the Symphonic Music category.
Editors-in-chief of international music magazines and representatives of international cultural institutions praised the performance of Hrůša and the Bamberger Symphoniker in the strong competition of the other nominees. For example, he was in the shortlist with the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra conducted by Kirill Petrenko.
“The uniqueness of the recording is in the almost crazy dramaturgy, where, on the basis that I could not decide for myself which of the three versions of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony was the best, I suggested that we record all three on one set with accompanying material, a good and interesting text to go with it. And stimulate the listeners to participate in deciding which one is the most beautiful,” said Hrůša.