Stéphane Denève’s recording of Debussy’s Orchestral Works has received the coveted Diapason d’Or de l’année in the “Orchestral” category.

The award, one of the most prestigious in classical music, is selected by a jury comprising critics from the French magazine Diapason magazine and broadcasters from the public radio station France Musique.

The award ceremony was held on 19th November at Maison de Radio France in Paris.

Stéphane, who is currently in the USA, was unable to attend the award ceremony but said,

I am deeply honoured to receive this important recognition of my Debussy recording with the RSNO and Chandos. I would dearly love to be at the ceremony in Paris to collect the award but I am currently in Philadelphia conducting Debussy’s Images!

The ceremony was broadcast on France Musique and you can listen again to the broadcast online (until 20th December 2012) on its website, here.