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27 September 2012: Gramophone award for Simon

by Petra on 27 September 2012

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Simon’s and Malcolm Martineau’s CD “Songs of War” won the Gramophone Solo Vocal award. Click on cover …. to find also a little interview with Simon, already in the foyer of the Metropolitan opera New York!

ome costume photos of the coming production of “The Tempest” at Met.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Hanna September 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Congratulations !!

Ann September 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Many many congratulations Simon! Sublime songs beautifully sung.

diana jones September 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Congratulations to Simon and Malcolm for winning the award for Solo Vocal! Beautiful recording, wonderful songs and moving interpretation!! Well deserved by both.
Diana.

Jane September 28, 2012 at 8:42 am

Congratulations to Simon! What fantastic news! Needless to say “Songs of War” regularly reduces me to tears, but that’s not only because the subject matter is moving, but because Simon sings these songs so wonderfully and with such conviction and integrity and Malcolm Martineau’s piano playing is indeed stupendous.

Marilyn Meeker September 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

This makes me even happier (if that is possible) that I have tickets for Simon’s recital in Atlanta, which will include many of the songs from this album! CONGRATULATIONS, Simon!

DK October 1, 2012 at 12:07 am

Very pleased to learn of this award–it is a deeply moving recording and has not failed to affect everyone to whom I’ve given copies. I enjoy Simon’s operatic work but perhaps more than anything else I admire his recital work (which is how I first encountered him). There are very few singers who are good at both!! Looking forward to hearing him in NYC for The Tempest (with countertenor Iestyn Davies–another well-deserved Gramophone award winner) and Wozzeck!

Sue October 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I was thrilled to see this news today – so well deserved. Congratulations to Simon and Malcolm and thank you so much.
Enjoy the Atlanta recital, Marilyn – please do tell us about it.

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