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News - 56th GRAMMY Award Nominations

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Music Sales composers and their works are well represented in the list of the 56th annual GRAMMY Award nominations.

The composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has been nominated in three categories - Best Orchestral Performance for this recording of Symphony No 1 by Witold Lutoslawski with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestral (buy here); Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his CD with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Leila Josefowicz for his works Nyx and Violin Concerto; and, for the same recording, Salonen is nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for the Grawemeyer Award winning Violin Concerto (buy here).

Also nominated in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo section is Conjurer - Concerto for Percussionist & String Orchestra by John Corigliano, in which Evelyn Glennie is the soloist with David Alan Miller, conducting the Albany Symphony (buy here).Annelies by James Whitbourn has been nominated in the Best Choral Performance category (buy here). Times go by Turns (buy here), the latest album from New York Polyphony, including the four part Colloquy with God by Richard Rodney Bennett, is included in the Best Chamer Music/Small Ensemble Performance category. The collection of Concertos by Vagn Holmboe on the Dacapo label has been nominated in the Best Classical Compendium section (buy here).

The awards will take place on January 26 2014 in Los Angeles. www.grammy.com


BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 - Neem Järvi, conductor (Gothernburg Symphony Orchestra)
Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 1 - Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) Label: Sony Classical
Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva - Claudio Abbado, conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 - Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
Stravinsky: Les Sacre Du Printemps - Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE
Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts - Colin Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Chorus)
Palestrina: Volume 3 - Harry Christophers, conductor (The Sixteen)
Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra - Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC National Chorus of Wales)
Pärt: Adam's Lament - Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
Whitbourn: Annelies - James Jordan, conductor (Ariana Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices) Label: Naxos

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas - Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace
Cage: The 10,000 Things - Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters
Duo - Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
Roomful of Teeth - Brad Wells & Roomful of Teeth
Times Go By Turns - New York Polyphony Label: BIS Records

BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
Bartok, Eötvös & Ligeti - Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor (Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto for Percussionist & String Orchestra - Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony) Label: Naxos
The Edge of Light - Gloria Cheng (Calder Quartet)
Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Yefim Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx - Leila Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra) Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960 - Maria João Pires

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM
Hendemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik - Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Holmboe: Concertos - Dima Slobodenious, conductor; Preben Iwan, producer Label: Dacapo
Tabakova: String Paths - Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION
Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Magnus Lindberg, composer (Yefim Bronfman, Alan Gilbert & New York Philharmonic)
Pärt, Arvo: Adam's Lament - Arvo Pärt, composer (Tõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis & Sinfonietta Riga)
Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto - Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer (Leila Josefowicz, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra) Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks - Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)
Shaw, Caroline: Partita for 8 Voices - Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells & Roomful of Teeth)

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