Thursday, June 26, 2008

George Petrou and his mighty Tamerlano win an Echo Klassik Award!

Greek power at the 2008 Echo Klassik Awards!

The highly praised recording of Tamerlano by George Petrou, his period-instrument orchestra and a bunch of the most talented greek singers, has won the Echo Klassik 2008 for the category Opera recording of the 17th/18th Century.

Complimenti ragazzi!

The recording features
Nicholas Spanos, Mata Katsuli, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Tassis Christoyannis, Irini Karaianni, Petros Magoulas and the Orchestra of Patras.


Private photo shot during the recording of Tamerlano
(George Petrou, Tassis Christoyannis and the Orchestra of Patras)



Parts of the recording have already been uploaded
here.
or alternatively press
here and here
to listen.


Private photo shot during the recording of Tamerlano
(George Petrou, Mary-Ellen Nesi and the Orchestra of Patras)




The winners in other categories:

Cecilia and boobs receiving the 2006 Echo Award

Best female singer: Cecilia Bartoli, Maria



Best male singer: Philippe Jaroussky, Carestini - Story of a Castrato



Ensemble/Orchestra of the year: Le Concert d' Astrée, Emmanuelle Haim, Dixit Dominus/Magnificat (with Natalie Dessay)



Opera recording, 19th Century: La Sonnambula (Dessay-Meli), Evelino Pidó EMI/Virgin Classics

Opera recording, 20th/21st Century: Boyarina Morozova, Rodion Shchedrin (composer), Boris Tevlin (conductor), Wergo

Opera arias and duets: Armida, Annette Dasch (soprano) David Syrus (conductor)

Opera DVD of the Year: Le Nozze di Figaro, Netrebko, Schaefer, Roeschmann, D' Arcangelo / Harnoncourt, DG


Bestseller of the year: Duets - Anna Netrebko-Rolando Villazon, DG

Find the full list of winners here.


8 comments:

SaraW said...

Av 8elete va mn sas meivei avtero ap' ta gelia, zntnste apo tov Popp Fanatic va sas steilei to review pou mou esteile tou Nozze di Figaro tou Harnoncourt! Kai av dev to briskei, mporw va to brw egw, alla ama de 8elei va to steilw mnpws kai xalasei to image tou, tote dev to stelvw. lol

Parsifal said...

O Popp Fanatic auta eprepe na ta stelnei apo monos tou.....eeeeee fantastike popp fanatic???? tha mas to steileis?

SaraW946 said...

OK, pnra adeia apo tov Popp Fanatic va sas steilw ta sxolia tou gia tous dolofovnmevous (sic) Gamous tou Figaro apo tov Harnoncourt ta opoia mou esteile pro kairou otav to katebase apo to internet, priv dnladn bgei to DVD kai epomevws ntave psnfiako mev, grammevo apo tnv tnleorasn de. Opws 8a deite, o Popp Fanatic xrnsimopoiei dikn tou dialekto kai idiwmatismous, merikoi apo tous opoious basizovtai se dika mas esoteric asteia, p.x. “fiNgaro” pou koroideuei kati parousiastes tns ERT pou proferave diafores 3eves le3eis poly perierga (p.x. “to mmmmmpalkovi” kai “to vvvvvtekor”). Opote mnv 3evisteite ama blepete avor8ografies n kliseis italikwv le3ewv opws “oi Notsoi, twv Notswv” n to “concerto grosso, tou kovtsertou grossou”, n (to agapnmevo mou) “n Keroumpivw”. Ta sxolia nr8ave se diafores faseis, se apavtnsn dikwv mou emails.

“Sto paketto pou sou stelnw yparxoun ta ekshs:

-I dolofonia twn Notswn tou Harnocourt, se ok TV transfer apo tin ORF. Einai ena martyrio, alla ama to thes yparhei. Ta sxolia mou:

Katevasa opws ksereis ti dolofonia twn notswn apo ton Harnocourt, eida kati tmimata simera to prwi prin erthw sto vasanistirio (=grafeio) kai einai (paromoiws)
vasanistirio. Kwmwdia einai, o Nikolaus omws tha to parei ARGA kai
ponderously, les kai einai kana deftero meros concertou grossou
(klinetai) tou Handel. Kai mou aresei pws paizei ta kontserta gkrosa, mind you. Eisagwgi? Andante con molti pausi, ama ypirxe tetoio tempo. Ta arxika ntouetakia pou einai paixnidiarika kai xavaledoulia? Arga re, We
Are Serious Artists Here. We don't do paixnidiarika. I skinothesia einai anoiti minimalistiki me mia anekdiigiti skala opou vazoun tous dolious tous tragoudistes na anevokatevainoun in mid aria gia na laxaniazoun, kai otan leei i susanna “guarda adesso mio capello”, den ehei capello alla
ehei paei sto parathyro kai tyiligei tin kourtina sto kefali tis en eidi fatsoletou. A, kai kati dithen kavlwtika sto "Venite Inginocchiatevi" opou vazoun tin Keroumpinw (me wmega) na filietai me tin komhsa kai -like you didn't see this coming- me tin Annoula. Tha sto valw ki afto sto dvd na travikseis ta mallia sou”.

Se allo email tnv epomevn mera mou grafei:

“Oi Gamoi tou Harnocourt einai telika afysika frixtoi, einai i xeiroteri ektelesi Ever,
Anoushka notwithstanding. Den antehw na dw tin (defteri) agapimeni mou opera na dolofoneitai etsi. Afou lew na mi sou kanw to kako kai na sto steilw telika. I skinothesia einai frixti - se mia fasi parakatw o Komis leei tin wraiotati aria tou tis tritis praksis me... tin Keroumpinw
anevasmeni stin plati tou (?!). I Annoula leei tin diki tis aria tis
tetartis praksis me tin Keroumpinw na tis vazei xeri oli tin wra. Kai
nai men mas aresei na vazoun xeri se wraies Rwsides, akoma ki an den
einai diko mas to xeri, alla oxi tin wra pou tragoudaei to kalytero
kommati tis operas. Kai prospathei kai na paiksei tautoxrona. Pou na thn afnsei omws o dolofonos! Kai einai olo toso argo pou i opera pairnei konta 4 wres na teleiwsei. Kai epimenei o malakas se period instruments pou vgazoun ena tinny sound kai thavontai apo tis fwnes twn tragoudistwn. Oi dolioi oi teleftaioi einai mallon kaloi across the board -peri periergis
Susannas ta eipame kai htes, but she does grow on you- alla to
apotelesma einai excruciating”.

Kai ev katakleidi:

“Gia tous dolofonimenous Gamous sou eipa ki allh fora: i Notsoi tou Harnocourt, Annoula notwithstanding, synehizoun na einai aforitoi. Evala htes to finale kai ekana fidget oli tin wra, ante pote na teliwsei. Egw afto, gia tin defteri pio agapimeni mou opera! De nomizw oti ehw dei xeiroteri metafora operas, Ever. Kai einai krima, dioti aftos o typos pou kanei ton fiNgkaro (o d’Arcangelo) ehei kali fwni. Synehizw na pistevw oti i Annoula einai periergi Souzana pantws - protimw tis bona fide soubrettes (eides? Se ligo tha arxisw na xrisimopoiw kai ton oro "tessitura"), alla afto einai proswpiko vitsio”.

Popp Fanatic said...

Review den einai, einai kapoio palio mou email ap'oti thymamai. Twra variemai na psahnw na to vrw sta arxeia mou, alla ama to'xeis handy kai thes na to moirasteis, go right ahead, den ehei tipota kratika mystika mesa (ap'oti thymamai, yet again).

Pantws prokeitai gia ti xeiroteri ektelesi Figarou (klinetai), Ever. Oute epitides na to eixan kanei. To tragiko einai oti oi tragoudistes einai apo kaloi ews thavmasioi, alla de tous dinetai efkairia na kanoun kati,toys foukarades. O Harnocourt ki o skinothetis prepei na ypoferoun gi'ayto to egklima pou ekanan.

Parsifal said...

Love u both! Htan to kalytero Kyriakatiko ksypnhma!

SaraW946 said...

To 3erate omws oti o Nikolaus Harnoncourt eivai komns?! Dev kavw plaka! Egw dev to n3era, alla stnv pragmatikotnta ouxi movov eivai o komns Johann Nicolaus Graf de la Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt (n mallov, afou dolofovnse to Mozart 8a prepei va tov poume "Unverzeiht", dnladn "asygxwrnto"-lol)! Eivai KAI kateu8eiav apogovos, leei, tou Apsbourgou Arxidouka Johann, pou, leei, ntave o 13os gios tou autokratora Leopoldou tou Bou kai epomevws eivai, leei, apogovos twv autokratorwv tns Agias Rwmaikns (my ass) Autokratorias tou Germavikou E8vous!! Kai to 'xei, leei, kai to kauxietai! Gi' auto kai 8a dioristnke, teleiws a3iokratika, ws dieu8yvtns tou Salzburg.

Kai eav dev to 8ymn8nkate ndn, o Leopoldos o Bou ntave to aderfaki kai diadoxos tou Iwsnf tou Bou pou ta 'xe prn3ei tou Mozart proswpika. Kai o Leopoldos dnladn tou ta 'prn3e tou Mozart kai malista n gyvaikoula tou, dnladn n pro-pro-pro-pro-pro-pro ap' autn tou Harnoncourt ntave n malakw pou apokalese tnv Clemenza di Tito "porcheria tedesca" (germavikn gourouvia)! &^$^&@##$$^%

Mporoume epomevws va symperavoume oti edw prokeitai peri poly megalns ivtrigkas, soi paei to basileio kai ola ta syvafn. Mporei dnladn kai vendetta. Faivetai oti oln n oikogeveia adyvatei telika va katalabei to Mozart.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but Cecilia Bartoli received the 2006 Echo Classic Award for Oper Proibita , not for Maria , as you wrote. She did receive the Echo for Maria- but in 2008.

Parsifal said...

Dear Anonymous,

I know very well what I've written. Cecilia received the 2008 Echo for Maria, while the PHOTO is from the Echo 2006 (as at the time this post was written, the Ceremony had not taken place).