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The “Diapason d’or de l’Anne”, announced.

The French magazine Diapason has announced the winners of its Diapasons d’Or de l’Année, one of the most prestigious awards in the international classical music world. Among the fifteen albums released this year that have deserved its highest award two recordings of 20th century music stand out: the album Nino Rota: Chamber Music, released this past July on the Alpha Classics label, and Schnittke, Pärt – Choral Works 2, released in June by Bis label, in which Kaspars Putniņš conducts the Estonian Philarmonic Chamber Choir, performing the Choir Concerto and the Three Sacred Hymns by the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke, and the Seven Magnificat-Antiphons by the Estonian Arvo Pärt.