The recording of Collegium 1704 won the price of Holland music critics Edison Klassiek 2021 in the category of opera. The tripple CD Les Boréades by J.-Ph. Rameau was recorded at the beginning of 2020 in the Opéra Royal in Versailles and it was published by Château de Versailles Spectacles. It is only the second complete recording of this monumental piece in history – the first one was issued in the 1980s and conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Edison Klassiek is being awarded annually since 1960 and it is the most prestigious Holland award reflecting the achievements in the field of classical music. Members of the jury – journalists and promoters – appreciated at the Les Boréades the beauty of the sound of the orchestra and the performance of the soloists, they also highlighted the unique and inspiring energy of Václav Luks.
The other holders of the 2021 awards are for example Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen with London Philharmonic Orchestra for the CD with music by Beethoven, Verdi, and Wagner, in two categories succeded Italian orchestra Il Giardino Armonico.