Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
The reconstituted Classic (formerly Classical) Brits have announced their first award.
April Fools’ Day was last week.
Ugh!! Just looking at that picture makes me want to go and wash the slime off my hands….
Depressing too that yet another Cowell-manufactured group gets the prizes. :-((
I cannot bear Il Divo and other “neither Arthur nor Martha” cross-over groups and singers. Surely Britain has produced someone more scintillating than this group in the last decade?
The group has worked intensively and quite creatively! Il Divo is deserving to be named the best!!
What musical snobs you are. Music is in the ear of the beholder, and whatever brings someone joy should not be denigrated by those who don’t agree.
I am staying on Earth, thank you! The only thing I have sent to another planet is an “Il Divo” CD, with the blessing of our program director and my on-air colleagues. Nobody at WCNY could bear to program it, and no listeners requested it after some five years on our shelves. Made an excellent Frisbee, and my only regret is that it’s not in the orbit of Mars…although the Martians never did anything to deserve such an invasion of their airspace!
Got given their first cd. Played once. Have now ‘donated’ it to a charity shop…Kulchur? Wait, while I reach for my gun…O! the horror….
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