Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, who has performed alongside artists including Maria Callas during his career, was honored with the lifetime achievement award at the MIDEM Classical Awards in Cannes. He received a standing ovation during the presentation.

The fifth edition of the awards was staged on Tuesday night at the Palais des Festivals during the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes, which closes today (Jan. 21). Thirty-six records and nine DVDs were selected as winners from 127 international labels from 23 countries.

The full list of winners is:

EARLY MUSIC
Monteverdi - "Quinto Libro dei Madrigali - 1605"
La Venexiana (Glossa)

BAROQUE MUSIC
Carestini - "The Story of a Castrato"
Philippe Jaroussky, Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm
(Virgin)

VOCAL RECITALS
Schubert - "Die schöne Müllerin"
Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees (Challenge Records)


CHORAL WORKS
Handel - "Messiah"
Sampson, Wyn-Rogers, Padmore, Purves, The Sixteen, Christophers (Coro)


SOLO INSTRUMENT
Bach - "Partitas 2, 3, 4"
Murray Perahia (Sony Classical)

CHAMBER MUSIC
Janacek - "String Quartet No. 1 / Haas - String Quartets Nos. 1 + 3"
Pavel Haas Quartet (Supraphon)

OPERA
Janácek - "The Excursions of Mr. Broucek"
Vacik, Straka, Janál, Haan, Plech, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Belohlávek (Deutsche Grammophon)

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Saariaho - "Notes on Light, Orion, Mirage"
Mattila, Karttunen, Orchestre de Paris, Eschenbach (Ondine)


HISTORICAL
Fritz Busch - "His Complete Dresden Recordings (1923 - 1932)"
Roselle, Schöffler, Tessmer, Sigmund, Pauly Dreesen, Staatskapelle Dresden, Busch (Profil)

CONCERTOS
Handel - "Organ Concertos op. 4"
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr (Harmonia Mundi USA)

SYMPHONIC WORKS
Mozart - "Symphonies Nos. 38 - 41"
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (Linn)

FIRST RECORDING
Wellesz - "String Quartets Nos. 3, 4, 6"
Artis Quartett Wien (Nimbus Records)

DVD: OPERA / BALLET
Adams - "Doctor Atomic"
Finley, Rivera, Owens, Fink, Maddalena, Glenn, Morris, Rabiner, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera, Renes, Sellars, Lobel, Ramicova (Opus Arte)

DVD: CONCERTS
Mahler - "Symphony No.3"
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Abbado, Beyer (EuroArts)

DVD: DOCUMENTARIES
Herbert von Karajan - "Maestro for the Screen"
Herbert von Karajan, Wübbolt (Arthaus)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR - VOCALIST
Philippe Jaroussky, Countertenor

ARTIST OF THE YEAR - INSRUMENTALIST
Julia Fischer, Violinist

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Carlo Bergonzi, Tenor

LABEL OF THE YEAR
Sony Masterworks

OUTSTANDING YOUNG ARTIST (in association with IAMA)
Adam Walker, Flute

JURY NOMINATION
Beethoven - "Piano Sonatas, Vol.5"
Michael Korstick (Oehms Classics)

CLASSICAL DOWNLOAD
Medici.tv

RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Schubert - "Die schöne Müllerin"
Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees (Challenge Records)

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