Prix Italia 2019 WinnersOctober 4, 2019
Award Ceremony of 71st Prix Italia
Rome, Sept. 27, 2019
Caroline JAMET (CBC/SRC, Canada); Silvain GIRE (ARTE Radio/ARTE France, France); Andrea ZSCHUNKE (ARD, Germany); Andrezej SULEK (PR. Poland); Gregor PIRS (RTVSLO, Slovenia); Luigi PICARDI (RV, Vatican State).
Silvain GIRE (ARTE Radio/ARTE France, France)
THE WINNER IS:
A BALLAD ABOUT A SONG (PR, Poland)
This jury had a very vibrant and passionate discussion! The problem with the Radio Music category is that it mixes two very different kinds of programs: a composed piece of music, or a radio show about music. Once again, the jury feels that these two should be divided and be given two separate awards.
“A Ballad About a Song” tells a great story about the unifying power of a song in the face of cultural diversity. The narration sounds simple, but it is beautifuly executed resorting to the classical tools of recording, editing and mixing. The production achieves strong emotional impact while dealing with such key issues as art, music and politics. From Catalonia to Poland and beyond, “A Ballad About a Song” is a very engaging, moving and smart musical documentary…