The AYICM Awards for 1926

Best Composition for Solo Instrument Other than Piano

Franz Schmidt, Four Little Chorale Preludes ・ Andreas Juffinger, organ

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▪ Joaquín Turina, Fandanguillo ・ John Williams, guitar
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Best Composition for Wind Band

Leoš Janáček, Rikadla ・ Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Choir of the Prague Academy of Musical Arts, Thierry Fischer

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▪ Paul Hindemith, Konzertmusik für Blasorchester ・ Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger
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▪ Ernst Toch, Spiel für Blasorchester ・ Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish
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Best Composition for A Cappella Choir

Frank Martin, Mass for Double Choir ・ The Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell

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▪ Gerald Finzi, Three Short Drummond Elegies ・ The Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer
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▪ Arnold Schoenberg, Drei Satiren für Gemischten Chor ・ The BBC Singers, Pierre Boulez
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▪ Igor Stravinsky, Otche Nash ・ The Tallis Scholars
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▪ Zoltan Kodály, Gergëly-Járás ・ Children's Choir Miraculum, Ivan Fischer
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Best Chamber Music Composition

George Enescu, Violin Sonata no. 3 "In the Popular Romanian Style" ・ Leonidas Kavakos, violin ・ Peter Nagy, piano

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▪ Manuel de Falla, Harpsichord Concerto ・ Gonzalo Soriano, harpsichord ・ soloists of the Paris Conservatory Concert Society Orchestra
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▪ Alban Berg, Lyrische Suite ・ Pražák Quartet
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▪ Frank Bridge, String Quartet no. 3 ・ Allegri Quartet
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▪ Franz Schmidt, Quintet in G for Piano Left-Hand and Strings ・ Leon Fleischer, piano ・ Joseph Silverstein, violin ・ Joel Smirnov, violin ・ Michael Tree, viola ・ Yo-Yo Ma, cello
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Best Art Song

Maurice Ravel, Chansons Madécasses ・ Jessye Norman, soprano ・ Ensemble InterContemporain, Pierre Boulez

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▪ Heitor Villa-Lobos, Três Poemas Indígenas ・ Roberta Alexander, soprano ・ Alfred Heller, piano
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▪ Francis Poulenc, Chansons Gaillardes ・ Gilles Cachemaille, baritone ・ Pascal Rogé, piano
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▪ Gerald Finzi, A Young Man's Exhortation ・ James Gilchrist, tenor ・ Anna Tilbrook, piano
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▪ Erich Wolfgang Korngold, songs op. 18 ・ Anne Sophie von Otter, mezzo-soprano ・ Bengt Forsberg, piano
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Best Concerto

Belá Bartók, Piano Concerto no. 1 ・ Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano ・ London Symphony Orchestra, Solti

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▪ Joseph Jongen, Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra ・ Michael Murray, organ ・ San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart
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▪ Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 4 ・ Yevgeny Sudbin, piano ・ North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llwewllyn
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▪ Aaron Copland, Piano Concerto ・ Garrick Ohlsson, piano ・ San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas
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▪ Ernst Toch, Piano Concerto ・ Todd Crow, piano ・ NDR-Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein
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Best Concert Vocal Piece

Leoš Janáček, Glagolitic Mass ・ Tina Kiberg, soprano ・ Randi Stene, alto ・ Peter Svensson, tenor ・ Ulrik Cold, bass ・ Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Charles Mackerras

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▪ Karol Szymanowski, Stabat Mater ・ Elzbieta Szmytka, soprano ・ Florence Quivar, mezzo-soprano ・ John Connell, bass ・ City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Simon Rattle
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▪ Sergei Rachmaninoff, Three Russian Songs ・ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chorus, Vladimir Ashkenazy
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▪ Heitor Villa-Lobos, Choros no. 10 "Rasga o Coração" ・ São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Choir, John Neschling
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▪ Othmar Schoeck, Lebendig Begraben ・ Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone ・ Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Rieger
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Best Solo Piano Piece

Belá Bartók, Out of Doors Suite ・ Zoltán Kocsis, piano

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▪ Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Sonata no. 1 ・ Lilya Zilberstein, piano
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▪ Arnold Bax, Piano Sonata no. 3 ・ Ashley Wass, piano
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▪ Heitor Villa-Lobos, Cirandas ・ Alma Petchersky, piano
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▪ Belá Bartók, Piano Sonata ・ Zoltán Kocsis, piano
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Best Opera

Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Das Wunder der Heliane ・ Anna Tomowa-Sintow, soprano ・ John David de Haan, tenor ・ Hartmut Welker, baritone ・ Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Mauceri

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▪ Paul Hindemith, Cardillac ・ Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone ・ Leonore Kirschstein, soprano ・ Karl Christian Kohn, bass ・ Elisabeth Söderström, soprano ・ Köln Radio Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Keilberth
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▪ Darius Milhaud, Le Pauvre Matelot ・ Catherine Dubosc, soprano ・ Christian Papis, tenor ・ Jonathan Darlington, conductor
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▪ Zoltán Kodály, Háry János ・ Balazs Pòka, baritone ・ Sándor Sólyom-Nagy, baritone ・ Klára Takács, mezzo-soprano ・ Sándor Palcsó, tenor ・ Hungarian State Opera, János Ferencsik
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Best Orchestral Piece

Jean Sibelius, Tapolia ・ Berlin Philharmonic, Hans Rosbaud

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▪ Leoš Janáček, Sinfonietta ・ Vienna Philharmonic, Charles Mackerras
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▪ Leevi Madetoja, Symphony no. 3 ・ Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Peter Sakari
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▪ Sergei Prokofiev, Le Pas d'Acier — Suite ・ Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
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▪ Arnold Bax, Symphony no. 2 ・ London Philharmonic, Myer Fredman
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1926 Hall of Mediocrity

Ernest Bloch, America: An Epic Rhapsody ・ The Symphony of the Air, Stokowski

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▪ Charles Ives, Orchestral Set no. 3
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▪ Gustav Holst, The Golden Goose
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▪ Ernst Toch, Spiel for Wind Band
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▪ Heitor Villa-Lobos, Choros no. 4 for Brass Quartet
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Best Composition of 1926

Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Das Wunder der Heliane ・ Anna Tomowa-Sintow, soprano ・ John David de Haan, tenor ・ Hartmut Welker, baritone ・ Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Mauceri

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▪ Jean Sibelius, Tapolia ・ Berlin Philharmonic, Hans Rosbaud
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▪ Leoš Janáček, Glagolitic Mass ・ Tina Kiberg, soprano ・ Randi Stene, alto ・ Peter Svensson, tenor ・ Ulrik Cold, bass ・ Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Charles Mackerras
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▪ Maurice Ravel, Chansons Madécasses ・ Jessye Norman, soprano ・ Ensemble InterContemporain, Pierre Boulez
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▪ George Enescu, Violin Sonata no. 3 "In the Popular Romanian Style" ・ Leonidas Kavakos, violin ・ Peter Nagy, piano
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