Classic Brit Awards Shock As Wagner Is Represented - Care Of Kaufmann & Barenboim

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 3 October 2013 | 10:34:00 pm

"You want me to stand next to...who?"
Well, in the case of Kaufmann,  it was a special "critics award" (Ed: one assumes that having had to admit to having worked on the Brits they must try and save their reputations in some manner?).

In his first Brits award, Jonas Kaufmann won Critics Choice for his album "Wagner" Alas, he was unable to attend and thus was not able to appear on stage (or slurp cheap wine in the greenroom afterwards) with other noted classical music greats, and some winners, such as: Lang Lang, Andre Rieu, Alfie Boe, Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins (and her immortal classical masterpiece, that must surely sit alongside some of Wagner's finest works, This Is Christmas) Myleene Klass and Richard Clayderman - among other great classical artists (Ed: Are you sure about this?).

Alas, Kaufmann failed to gain the Artist Of The Year Award which was given instead - and considering many of the other winners, probably in error - to Daniel Barenboim

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