Janáček: The Diary of One who Disappeared (Hyperion)

“The tenor, Nicky Spence, is brilliantly supported throughout by Julius Drake, who is ever alert to Janáček’s piano-writing – delicate and piercing by turns – and conjures up the cycle’s sound world superbly from the start: an uncanny place of beautiful strangeness, quietly miraculous nature, churning emotions and dreamlike encounters.” – Hugo Shirley

The Gramophone Awards will be announced on 6 October 2020