GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS GOLD MEDAL RECORDING
The Global Music Awards honors cellist Carmine Miranda and pianist Robert Marler with a gold medal for their latest recording of Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff: Sonatas for Cello and Piano. Very few recording artists win the gold medal award, making this the third gold medal win for Carmine Miranda.
The Global Music Awards is music's golden seal of approval and its medallion is a masterpiece of medallic art with an image by Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975). Benton is considered the “Mark Twain” of American art because his fluid, sculpted figures capture the essence of and speaks to the sensibilities of everyday people. The image is classic Benton; a populist, democratic representation expressing the powerful rhythms of music in everyday life in every country around the world. Benton recognized that sound is everywhere in our lives and it occupies the core of our thinking, feeling and happiness.