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Kent Nagano and OSM L’Aiglon recording wins ECHO Klassik award

Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal are proud to announce that its complete recorded performance of L’Aiglon has won the ECHO Klassik, Germany’s most esteemed classical music award, in the category “Opera recording (20th/21st century music).” The world premiere recording of this lyric drama by Honegger and Ibert marks the renewal of a historic partnership between the OSM and the prestigious Decca record company.

“We at the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal are deeply honored to have received the prestigious ECHO Klassik award. L’Aiglon represents a unique and historic work from the French operatic tradition,” stated OSM music director Kent Nagano. “The recording project was born of the idea that through opera, the French language and its special lyric diction and vocal traditions are to be not only celebrated but preserved for future generations. We are profoundly grateful to ECHO Klassik for their recognition and share our heartfelt appreciation.”