TORONTO, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ - CBC Records brought home two Juno awards
in the Classical music category, last night, bringing the recording label's
Juno count to 28.
"These awards reflect the excellence of the releases from CBC Records,"
said René Bourdages, President, CBC/Radio-Canada Merchandising Division. "The
Juno Awards celebrate the best in Canadian musical talent and CBC/Radio-Canada
is proud of the role it plays in supporting and promoting Canadian artists."
Recognised for virtuosity on the winning album, Mozart Violin Concertos,
James Ehnes and the Mozart Anniversary Orchestra won in the Large Ensemble or
Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment category. This marks the third
Juno for Ehnes' recordings on the CBC Records label. Also winning her third
Juno is soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, who along with tenor Michael Schade and
baritone Russell Braun, won in the Vocal or Choral Performance category, for
their Mozart CD, Arie e Duetti, with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
conducted by Richard Bradshaw. Both winning CDs present the music of Mozart,
recorded for the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth.
About CBC Records
As Canadians' tastes and interests have evolved, CBC Records has expanded
its repertoire beyond Classical music to embrace jazz, world, traditional, and
alternative rock releases. While CBC Records has led the Classical music
industry in regional and national nominations and awards, the 2007 Juno awards
demonstrate a broadening excellence in music production. In making the best
music available to Canadians, CBC Records, working together with the
Corporation's Merchandising Division, is one of the most recognised and
respected record labels in the country.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television,
the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record
and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services,
CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where and when Canadians want it.
Through this array of activities, CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse
regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in
English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, in nine languages on its
international Radio service, Radio Canada International, and in eight
languages on its Web-based Radio service RCI viva, for recent and aspiring
immigrants to Canada.
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