Concluding sessions in Italy with Vittorio Grigolo were done just before the big August break there. Towards the end of August Christopher was in the Rossini town of Pesaro for a recording with the Italian pianist Giuseppe Albanese of a fine and imaginative programme with works by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. Moire piano followed, but this time in the form of a competition: Christopher was on the jury of the Clara Haskil competition for 10 days in Vevey, Switzerland. A pleasurable experience (which is not always the case with competitions) as the entrants’ niveau was very high and the other jury members (Staffan Scheja, Nicolas Angelich, Martin Engstrœm, Joaquín Achúcarro and Bruno Mantovani) a delight to be with.
Anna Netrebko‘s disc of Verdi Arias is released and enters the pop charts at #1, the first time a classical album has done this.
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