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17 September 2015, 19:11
The stars of the classical world and a night of the best music - let us take you there...
— Classic FM (@ClassicFM) September 17, 2015
Legends of classical music took some time away from their canapes to talk to us.
Joseph Moog plays some amazing Godowski
The winner of the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year performs ahead of the ceremony
The wonderful Pavel Haas Quartet performed the third movement of Smetana's First Quartet – and we caught the whole thing on camera.
Pavel Haas Quartet performs Smetana
Watch the quartet perform Smetana's String Quartet No.1, third movement
From the absolute dream-team of Carolyn Sampson and Sarah Connolly. They performed an exquisite duet from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, called 'Oh lovely peace'.
Sarah Connolly and Carolyn Sampson perform at the Gramophone Awards
Listen to some wonderful Handel
And how humbled he was to receive an award voted for by the public.
Paavo Järvi on his Artist of the Year Award
We spoke to the conductor at the Gramophone Awards
And what had changed over his illustrious career
Sir Thomas Allen at the Gramophone Awards
We spoke to the great singer ahead of the ceremony
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly – picking up the Choral Award for her recording of Elgar's Sea Pictures told us what she thinks needs to change in music education:
Sarah Connolly – on music education
The brilliant mezzo thinks music should be for all
(And to stop worrying about when you should applaud…)
Carolyn Sampson on the great diva Marie Fel
And why we shouldn't worry so much about applause…
The brilliant (and completely charming) Canadian baritone took some time to share some pearls of wisdom:
Gerald Finley gives advice for aspiring singers
And reflects on how much things have changed since he started out