The 2007 Classic fm Gramophone Awards have been announced. Artist of the Year was chosen by popular vote, via classical radio networks in thirteen countries, and the choice is unexpected and refreshing: the young German violinist Julia Fischer. Also refreshing is the choice of the underrated British composer Julian Anderson in the contemporary category.... Here's a wonderful program from the London Symphony: during the orchestra's upcoming New York visit, musicians will go out to play for home-bound music-lovers in the New York area. Read about the program and nominate recipients at WNYC.... Slatkin to Detroit: Mark Stryker reports.... Paul Jacobs, chair of the Juilliard organ department, will give a free performance of Messiaen's monumental final work for organ, the two-hour cycle Livre du Saint Sacrament, tomorrow night at the beautiful St. Mary the Virgin church on West 46th Street in NYC. I've heard this music twice before: in 1995, when Brian Schober played four pieces from the cycle at Grace Church, and in 1999, when Jon Gillock played the entire work at Riverside Church, as part of his Messiaen survey. Both performances were singular experiences. There are few final cadences as crashingly sublime as the one at the end of "The Resurrection of Christ."