The year end is normally quiet as the budgets run dry at the record labels and musicians are too busy playing concerts in the new season to record. And so it is this year. In October there is the second period of the Pollini recording and an extensive sojourn in Prague setting down a disc of opera arias with the wonderful soprano Angela Gheorghiù. She is accompanied by the Prague Phlharmonia under the baton of their music director Emmanuel Villaume, and the recording is in the beautiful and historically significant – but where isn’t in Prague? – Smetana Hall.
!!! DECEMBER – TOP-SELLING CLASSICAL ALBUM USA !!! Billboard announces top-selling Traditional Classical Album 2016 (USA) is BENEDICTA: Marian Chant From Norcia which Chris recorded with the Monks of Norcia in 2015!!! Let is hope that they can use the ioncome towards recuilding the lovely Basilica where the recording was made and which was largely destroyed in the earthquake in October.
- Lang Lang
- WANG · OTTENSAMER · CAPUÇON