Rare recording of Verdi"s Aida wins BBC Music Magazine prize
A lavish interpretation of Verdi"s Aida, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, has won recording of the year at the BBC Music Magazine Awards.Captured over six days in Italy last February, the album is one of the first full-length studio recordings of an opera for almost a decade. BBC Music Magazine called it "a major triumph", while Sir Antonio praised his "wonderful cast". The awards, now in their 11th year, are voted for by the public. The magazine noted a "certain poignancy" in the award for instrumental performance - which went to David Watkin for his album of JS Bach"s Cello Concertos.