Gigli: The Master Tenor is the recipient of the 2022 award for Best Historical Research in Recorded Classical Music (Discography category) given by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).
Recipients of these awards are chosen by a committee consisting of three elected judges representing specific fields of study, two judges-at-large, the review editor of the ARSC Journal, and the President or past President of ARSC or their designee.
ARSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. The Association is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals—everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound. (Use the button below to download the announcement from ARSC.)
The ARSC Awards are given to authors of books, articles or recording liner notes to recognize those publishing the very best work today in recorded sound research. In giving these awards, ARSC recognizes the contributions of these individuals and aims to encourage others to emulate their high standards and to promote readership of their work. Awards are presented annually in each category for best history and best discography, and others may be acknowledged with Certificates of Merit. Awards are presented to both the authors and publishers of winning publications.
A new biography of Beniamino Gigli was published in Canada in February 2021.