Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Awards 2007: Solo Vocal

Anne Sofie von Otter; Christian Gerhaher; Bengt Forsberg; Gerold Huber; et al

Anne Sofie von Otter explains that this album "reflects my sincere wish to commemorate those who created music under conditions of unthinkable misery and who so tragically lost their lives". On MusicWeb, Steve Arloff says "This disc is an absolute must for anyone interested in sampling music by those whose lives were cruelly cut short by a monstrous ideology, and who would have made further hugely important contributions to the music of the 20th century... This is my nomination for Disc of the Year without reservation". As Robert A Moore puts it in American Record Guide: "Sometimes one is privileged to discover a recording that has as much merit for its humanitarianism as for its musical significance".

FG Scott: "Moonstruck". Lisa Milne; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside [Signum]
Grieg: Olav Trygvason; orchestral songs. Marita Solberg et al; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Ole Kristian Ruud [BIS]
Kate Royal. Kate Royal; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Edward Gardner [EMI]
"Helsinki Recital". Karita Mattila; Martin Katz [Ondine]

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