The Jerusalem Quartet have won a second BBC Music Magazine chamber award, this time for the second volume of their latest recording of Haydn's String Quartets for Harmonia Mundi. BBC Music Magazine described the recording as "an absolute triumph. Miraculously honed intonation and perfect ensemble is matched throughout by an innate understanding of Haydn's mercurial and immensely varied musical language.
Recorded in superb sound, this has to be one of the best Haydn quartet recordings to be released in his anniversary year."
The award was voted for by both the public and a jury of music critics, representing the best of more than 1,500 recordings reviewed by the BBC Music Magazine in 2009. Kyril Zlotnikov, cellist of the Jerusalem Quartet, accepted the award at a ceremony on 13 April at King's Place.