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McCartney and Sting nominated for Classical Brit Awards

April 3 2007
15:16

Collection of music for lute and Sting's oratorio by Sir Paul McCartney are included in the shortlist nominees for Classical Brit Awards, which will be held May 3 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Their rival in the category "Best Album of the Year" are 19-year-old Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, who also noted in the category "Best instrumentalist" and "Best Young British Artists". In the line of nominees for "Best Album of the Year, which will choose the students radio Classic FM, all represented by 10 artists. In particular, Wales singer - mezzo-soprano Catherine Jenkins, who received awards in 2005 and 2006, Wales Fron Male Voice Choir and the British choral quartet All Angels and others.

Scottish cellist Benedetti will compete for the "instrumental" award with the winner of last year, the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, as well as with the British trubachkoy Alison Bales. In the nomination "Best Young British Artists" also represented Scottish tenor Nicky Spence and English violinist Ruth Palmer.

In the list of contenders for the award in the field of classical music also includes the baritone Bryn Terfel Wales, Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon and UK choir The Sixteen ("Sixteen") - they all have two nominations.

Awarded as the best modern composer "take them over to John Adams, Karl Jenkins and Sir Peter Davis Makvellu. Tells Newsru.com.

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