BeatleLinks LogoNav Panel New Sites Cool Sites Top Rated Fab Forum Add A Site Link To Us Revolution Radio New Products

Go Back   BeatleLinks Fab Forum > Solo Forums > Red Rose Speedway


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 04, 2007, 11:27 AM   #1
Little Child
acabrera's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 18, 2006
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Posts: 92
Default McCartney scoops Classical Brit

Sir Paul McCartney has won the best album award at the Classical Brits for his fourth classical album Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart).

The former Beatle saw off competition from artists including Sting, Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe and Bryn Terfel.

The award was voted for by Classic FM listeners and readers of its magazine.

"If you'd told me when I was a little boy growing up in Liverpool I'd be at the Albert Hall receiving this, I wouldn't have believed you," he said.

Lukewarm reviews

"How proud my mum and dad would have been," he added, before jokingly singing an opera-style high note and leaving the stage at London's Royal Albert Hall where the ceremony took place.

The Berlin Philharmonic and its conductor Sir Simon Rattle won the classical recording of the year award, receiving the honour for Holst's The Planets.

lbum of the year was the only award voted for by the public, with all the other awards chosen by classical music experts and critics.

Sting had been shortlisted for his lute album Songs From the Labyrinth.

But he was beaten by Sir Paul, who began writing Ecce Cor Meum in 1997 but had to halt work after the death of his first wife Linda the following year.

The oratorio in four movements with English and Latin lyrics was recorded last year at Abbey Road Studios in London and premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in November.

But it received lukewarm reviews from classical critics. BBC Music Magazine described the work as "agreeably inoffensive but in no way sharply distinctive".

Lifetime achievement

Gramophone Magazine said it was a "pseudo-classical project... the result is a creakily Victorian four-parter, both short-winded and constipated, hopping disconcertingly from one episode to the next in shades of grey".

Sir Paul's next pop album, Memory Almost Full, is out in June.

he Classical Brits ceremony was hosted by Fern Britton, with performances from several artists including nominees Jenkins, Sting and Boe.

Sarah Brightman, who presented an award, turned up in an eye-catching feathered ballgown with huge platform shoes.

The Duchess of Cornwall attended the event, her first royal engagement following her hysterectomy in March.

"I've never been to this event before and I think it's fantastic," she said.

George Fenton picked up the composer of the year award for his music for BBC documentary series Planet Earth.

Benedetti, the BBC's Young Musician of the Year in 2004, was up for three awards - best album, best instrumentalist and best young performer - but did not win any.

Violinist Ruth Palmer was named young British classical performer for her rendition of Shostakovich's violin concerto number one. Singer of the year went to Russian soprano Anna Netrebko.

Palmer, who had no record deal after finishing her studies at the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music, raised thousands of pounds and hired a concert orchestra to record the Shostakovich, her favourite piece of music.

Other winners were Leif Ove Andsnes, who won instrumentalist of the year, and John Adams, named best contemporary composer.

The critics' award went to the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the RIAS Kammerchoir and Rene Jacobs for Mozart's opera La Clemenza di Tito.

Conductor Vernon Handley was presented with the lifetime achievement award.

The awards will be broadcast at on ITV1 at 2300 BST on 13 May.
Wherever you are HERE
acabrera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 04, 2007, 12:17 PM   #2
Sun King
oldbeatlechick's Avatar
Join Date: May 03, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 41,802

Paul's Ecce Cor Meum is a beautiful work and he deserved to win the classical award. Paul is such an accomplished musician and has quite a varied taste in music and he brings that to his fans, I'm not a fan of classical but this work is so beautiful and we all remember how lovely Linda was, his love for her will never die. I can't see him ever being able to replace his soulmate.
All You Need Is Love

“We didn't all get into music for a job! We got into music to avoid a job, in truth - and get lots of girls.”
Paul McCartney
oldbeatlechick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 04, 2007, 12:45 PM   #3
Beatle Girl
Paperback Writer
Beatle Girl's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 18, 2006
Location: Strawberry Fields
Posts: 2,604

Those are great new! My vote helped (A little)

Congratulations to Paul, he really deserves it!
Someplace Else - Dedicated To George Harrison

Everything is clearer when you are in love - John Lennon
Beatle Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 04, 2007, 12:52 PM   #4
Sun King
oldbeatlechick's Avatar
Join Date: May 03, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 41,802

Sorry forgot to say Congratulations Paul!!

All You Need Is Love

“We didn't all get into music for a job! We got into music to avoid a job, in truth - and get lots of girls.”
Paul McCartney
oldbeatlechick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 04, 2007, 01:21 PM   #5
SF4-EVER's Avatar
Join Date: May 28, 2001
Location: Chicago Area, IL, USA
Posts: 11,969


Since this is about Paul's solo work, I'm going to move this to Red Rose Speedway.
My Website
My Blog

My novella, Lyon's Legacy, about a scientist traveling back to the TwenCen to visit her fictional rock star ancestor, is now available as an e-book from Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords and in paper from CreateSpace and Amazon.
SF4-EVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 06, 2007, 11:18 PM   #6
Dr. Robert
Maxine's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 24, 2003
Location: Finland
Posts: 1,173

Congratulations, Paul! Well done!
Maxine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 07, 2007, 03:54 AM   #7
beatles fan
Sun King
beatles fan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 11, 2006
Location: southampton england
Posts: 6,146


good on you macman!!
Rocky raccoon- 'He was really sminking of gin' - anthology

"Hi i'm John Lennon and I play the guitar and sometimes I play the fool"- Live at the BBC
beatles fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 07, 2007, 05:40 AM   #8
Sun King
lennonluvr9's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 13, 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,373
Send a message via MSN to lennonluvr9

Way to be Paul! Congratulations!!!
"You should have thought of that before we left the house"

"Logic?? My God, the man's talking about logic. We're talking about universal Armageddon!" Dr. McCoy, Wrath of Khan
lennonluvr9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 07, 2007, 07:51 AM   #9
Jania Coyd
Dr. Robert
Jania Coyd's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 01, 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,485

Yay! Congratulations Paul! You're worth it, even though I haven't heard the record yet. I'm about to buy it...
Yay! :D
Not a bit like Cagney.

Jania Coyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 07, 2007, 06:48 PM   #10
Lucy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 05, 2000
Location: London
Posts: 9,749

Send a message via AIM to Lucy Send a message via MSN to Lucy

Lucy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
McCartney remains keeper of the Beatle flame I am the Paulrus Red Rose Speedway 8 May 08, 2009 08:52 PM
From Tim I Read The News Today 75 Mar 31, 2006 06:30 PM
Paul on Rolling Stone Cover erinluv182 Red Rose Speedway 22 Oct 06, 2005 09:07 PM
the msn chat made me wonder Flamingheather Red Rose Speedway 6 Apr 14, 2004 02:26 AM
Driving USA Articles Amalthea Red Rose Speedway 39 May 16, 2002 08:44 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Features
Search Links

  Advanced Search
Category Jump





New User Sign-Up!
Lost Password?
Beatles History

The costs of running our database and discussion forum are steadily rising. Any help we receive is greatly appreciated. Click HERE for more information about donating to BeatleLinks.
» Chat Room
» Current News
» Monthly Contest
» Interviews Database
» Random Site
» Banner Exchange
» F.A.Q.
» Advertise
» Credits
» Legal
» Contact Us
Copyright © 2000-2020 BeatleLinks
All Rights Reserved