The 2010 Stanley Sadie Handel Prize revealed

kYlzrO1BaC7A29th Apr 2010
Handel's Clori, Tirsi e Fileno (Glossa GCD921525)Handel's Clori, Tirsi e Fileno (Glossa GCD921525)

The Stanley Sadie Handel Prize for 2010 has been awarded to the Glossa recording of the cantata, Clori, Tirsi e Fileno with singers Roberta Invernizzi, Yetzabel Arias Fernández, Romina Basso with La Risonanza directed by Fabio Bonizzoni. “La Risonanza produces a delightful performance that presents all of the strengths and virtues we have come to associate with their recent explorations of Handel’s music,” commented the jury. “The orchestral playing is stylish, thoughtful and eloquent; the violin and lute obbligati are enchanting, and Bonizzoni’s well-paced direction from the harpsichord is exemplary. The three singers chosen for the parts of Clori, Tirsi and Fileno are superbly matched in taste and technical proficiency, but are also ideally different to enable clear and beguiling characterisation.”

The jury also commended the runners-up: the opera Faramondo conducted by Diego Fasolis (Virgin Classics), Zefiro’s recording of the Music for the Royal Fireworks (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi), and a recital of duets and arias performed by Sandrine Piau, Sara Mingardo and Concerto Italiano (Naïve).

The Stanley Sadie Handel Prize was re-named in 2005 in memory of the late Handel scholar, editor of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Gramophone contributor, and draws on the services of an international jury (representing Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the UK) comprising producers, scholars, musicologists and critics. The rules stipulate that “The winner must satisfy tough criteria: it needs to combine fine interpretive quality with a penetrating or valuable insight into Handel’s genius. Thus this Prize is an indication of a recording’s quality and the significance of its contribution to Handelian knowledge".

Gramophone Subscriptions

From£67/year

Gramophone Print

Gramophone Print

no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe
From£67/year

Gramophone Reviews

Gramophone Reviews

no Print Edition
no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe
From£67/year

Gramophone Digital Edition

Gramophone Digital Edition

no Print Edition
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

© MA Business and Leisure Ltd. 2018