|Recordings - a brief guide
Anderszewski's discography includes some notable successes. His first solo recording of works by Bach, Beethoven and Webern won the Polish Critics' Prize in 1996, and was reissued on the Virgin label in 2004, receiving a Diapason d'or in France. The much-praised recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations (2001) quickly came to be seen as a benchmark, ranked alongside the most illustrious in the catalogue. It has garnered many accolades, as has Bruno Monsaingeon's documentary made around the recording itself - both were awarded a Choc de l'année by the French magazine Le Monde de la Musique.
Anderszewski's second disc for Virgin, of Mozart piano concerti, was nominated for a Gramophone Award and his recording of Bach's Partitas 1, 3 and 6 earned him a Grammy nomination in 2003.
In a return to his Polish roots, Anderszewski then chose to record a CD of late Chopin works (October 2003) which received outstanding reviews. His disc of Szymanowski's solo piano works (May 2005) met with a similarly glowing critical response, receiving a Diapason d'or in the first month of its release, and nominations for both a MIDEM and a Grammy award. This recording went on to receive the Classic FM Gramophone Award for best instrumental disc in 2006 (pictured).
Two more play/direct recordings have followed: Mozart piano concerti with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (awarded a Choc du Monde de la Musique in 2006) and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1 with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie (awarded an ECHO Klassik in 2009).
Anderszewski's two most recent discs have been recitals. In 2008 he made his first ever live recording of a performance given at Carnegie Hall. This was followed by a release of rarely performed works by Robert Schumann (November 2010) which received an ECHO Klassik award in 2011 and two BBC Music Magazine awards in 2012, including 'Recording of the Year'.